Flying Officer Adam Mabon

Flying Officer Adam Mabon, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was a Flight Engineer with  408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force and he was lost on an Air Operation on 13th June 1944 aged 28. He was the son Elizabeth and the late William Mabon of East End, Chirnside and is buried in Canada Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Cambrai, France. 408 Squadron flew the Avro Lancaster from Linton on Ouse as part of the Main Bomber Force with the Canadian No.5 Group. He was the Flight Engineer on the operation  to bomb rail facilities in the Cambrai area in support of the Normandy Landings. They were shot down by a night fighter near Cambrai with all crew lost. ( “Bomber Command Losses 1944″ shows his rank as Flight Sergeant) His Headstone is inscribed ” In Ever Present And Loving Memory. Mother And Jean “. His brother John also fell – see above ).

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