Metropole Hotel, May 23, 1943

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Metropole Hotel, May 23, 1943

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:11 am

Lansdowne Square, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

It is known that on this day (a Sunday), the Metropole Hotel at Bournemouth was attacked by twenty Fw-190s of Schnellkampfgeschwader SKG10. 22 Commonwealth airmen, and approx. 110 civilians, killed by ground fire during a Luftwaffe bombing raid on 23 May 1943 against the Metropole Hotel in Lansdowne Square, Bournemouth, Dorset, England. The air attack destroyed 22 buildings and damaged over 3000 in central Bournemouth. The total number of victims is thought to have been 131, though estimates varied between 70 and 200

RCAF, R/100271, Flt Sgt (AG)William Geoffrey ABBOTT, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
RCAF, R/120876, Flt Sgt George ASSAF, Milly, Saskatchewan, Canada
RCAF, R/71447, Flt Sgt David Rainnie CHALMERS, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada.
RCAF, R/156843, Flt Sgt Julian Louis SOOS, Crowland, Ontario, Canada
RCAF, R/189181, LAC Earle Oscar GILBERT, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
RCAF, R/52252, Sgt (AG) Robert Richard COURTNEY, Dagenham, Essex, England
RCAF, R/112402, Sgt Alexander Colin MATHESON, Glen William, P.E.I., Canada.
RCAF, R/164447, Sgt (AG) Francis John MATIER, Steveston, British Columbia, Canada.
RCAF, R/88040, Sgt (AG) Raymond Francis PELRINE, Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia, Canada.
RCAF, R/93015, Sgt Ross Clifton WOODS, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
RCAF, R/61915, Cpl William Godfrey WOOD, Brancepeth, Saskatchewan, Canada.

RAAF, 420453, Flt Sgt Colin Bernard CRABBE, Suva, Fiji.
RAAF, 412938, Flt Sgt Ronald Franklin FENTON, Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia.
RAAF, 420681, Flt Sgt Allan John KERRIGAN, Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia.
RAAF, 409848, Flt Sgt John Francis McMAHON, Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia.
RAAF, 33250, Sgt George Arthur MILLS, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
RAAF, 416993, Flt Sgt Vivian Lewis POPE, Waikerie, South Australia.
RAAF, LAC Ronald CRAWSHAW, Bournemouth, Dorset, England
RAAF, 420618, Sgt Neil Morton GRAY, Mascot, New South Wales, Australia.

RAFVR, 1657723, LAC Jack HOWLETT, Leytonstone, Essex, England
RAFVR, 1862704, A2C Andrew Joseph Philips LOHOAR, Gray's, Essex, England
RAFVR, 1486216, A1C James Joseph MORRISSEY, Tramore, Co. Waterford, Irish Republic

Lest We Forget … May they Always Be Remembered !
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Re: Metropole Hotel, April 24, 1942

Post by Temujin » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:11 pm

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The Metropole Hotel
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An uncensored photograph of the Metropole Hotel from Holdenhurst Road
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A rare colour photo of the bomb-damaged Metropole Hotel with WVS canteen in the foreground


Source: https://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/2013/04/a- ... -air-raid/

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Re: Metropole Hotel, May 23, 1943

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu May 02, 2019 12:34 pm

Thanks for adding the pictures Temujin !

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