Sergeant Lloyd Perry - 431 Squadron  
 

 Sergeant Lloyd Perry - RCAF

 

 Sergeant Lloyd Perry was serving as Mid Upper Gunner on board Halifax Mk.BIII LK842 coded SE-N during an operation to Friedrichshafen on April 27/28, 1944. The aircraft left Croft at 2328hrs and was attacked by a night fighter and crashed near Genk in Belgium. Sgt Perry and two others were able to abandon the aircraft and were taken prisoner, the rest of the crew perished in the crash.

The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
1Lt John Earman USAAF Pilot Harrisonburg, Virginia -
Sgt James Graham RAFVR Flight Engineer Notting Hill, London 22
F/O W.G Dudley - POW RCAF Navigator - -
P/O Hubert Pond RCAF Bomb Aimer Halifax, Nova Scotia 20
F/O D.M King - POW RCAF W/Op/AG - -
Sgt Lloyd Perry - POW RCAF M/U Gunner Miscouche, PEI -
Sgt John Cooke RCAF Rear Gunner Hamilton, Ontario 21

 

 Sergeant Lloyd Perry evaded capture for 3 months but ultimately was arrested together with his helper, Florent Biernaux (member of the Secret Army), at Hasselt on the 5 of August 1944. He was eventually repatriated and returned to Canada where in post war years he raised a family, he died in 1977.

 

(Photo courtesy of Paul Perry, son of Sgt.Lloyd Perry)