Sergeant Daniel Burden - 619 Squadron  
   

Sgt Daniel Burden - RAFVR

 

Sergeant Daniel Burden was serving as Mid-Upper Gunner on board Lancaster MK.III LM-423 coded PG-H for an operation to Berlin on January 2/3, 1944. The aircraft departed from Woodhall Spa at 2343hrs but was intercepted by an enemy nightfighter and shot down, crashing near Kleve. Four of the seven crewmembers were killed, including Sgt. Burden, they are buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

The rest of the crew were:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/L John Cox 

RAFVR

Pilot

Stokenchurch, Bucks.

-

F/O R. Brand - POW

RCAF

-

-

-

F/O G. Brand - POW

RCAF

-

-

-

Sgt Cyril Payne

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

-

-

Sgt G. Hawkins - POW

RAFVR

-

-

-

Sgt Joseph Cooksey

RAFVR

Rear Gunner

Rotterham, Kent

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Sergeant Daniel "Danny" Burden RAFVR was born at Pendelton, Salford, Lancashire on 5th April 1923. He was the son of William and Maria Burden. He was the youngest brother of Prudence, Robert, Joseph, Mary, William and Winifred and 20 years of age at the time of his death.

Daniel with fellow airmen.

Daniel Burden's Grave at Reichswald.

 

 

 
 

Photos courtesy of Daniel Whitehead, research by Linda Ibrom.