Jeremy Ernest Mackintosh

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             Jeremy Mackintosh

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  The crew memorial St Utin Churchyard

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          619 Squadron Badge

Sergeant Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve (RAFVR)

Service No: 1819311

Killed in Action 19 July 1944 over France aged 19

Jeremy was a flight engineer serving in the RAFVR. His aircraft was shot down by a German night fighter and crashed near St Utin, Marne, France on the night of 18-19 July 1944. Jeremy was in the crew of Lancaster Mk 1 LL969 PG - G of 619 Squadron.

The squadron was on a mission to bomb the railway marshalling yards at Revigny sur Ornain. Five 619 Squadron aircraft were lost that night; six of Jeremy’s crew died and one managed to escape after evading capture.

Jeremy is commemorated in Grave 5 St Utin Churchyard, south of Chalon-sur-Marne. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star and the War Medal 1939-45:

 


Background Information

Jeremy was the son of Colonel Ernest Elliot Buckland Mackintosh, D.S.O., and Marion Constance Mackintosh (nee Talbot-Ponsonby), of St. John's Wood, London. Jeremy was at Gordonstoun from 1937 – 1943 and moved to Wales with the school during the war. He was in the school Air Training Corps and played the flute in the school orchestra.

619 Squadron was formed in April 1943 and disbanded in July 1945. It flew in 5 Group, Bomber Command, as part of the main bomber force. The squadron was based at RAF Dunholme Lodge at the time of the raid. During its two years of operations 619 Squadron took part in 223 bombing raids and 17 minelaying missions, flying 3,010 sorties for a loss of 77 aircraft in combat and 12 in crashes.

 

 


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