Briefed to attack Düsseldorf in Germany, the crew on board Handley Page Hampden bomber serial number AE244 EQ-P of 408 RCAF Squadron RAF was shot down by Feldwebel Fritz Schellwat and Unterofficier Willmann in a Bf110 night fighter from II/NJG1 of the Luftwaffe on the night of 31st July / 1st August 1942.

The Crew

  • Sgt. Orval Milford Nelson – RCAF – taken Prisoner of War
  • Sgt. Herbert Cheval Archer Warr – RAAF – Died – Age: 24
  • Sgt. Clarence Franklin Lloyd – RCAF – Died – Age: 22
  • Air Gunner Sgt. Harold Price – RAF – Died – Age: 29

The Memorial

The memorial was unveiled on 5th May 2019 and is a realisation of:

  • Stad Turnhout
  • Wings Museum (UK)
  • Baron François de l’Escaille
  • Raymond Baeken

Museum Co-Curator Daniel Hunt remembers the crew of Handley Page Hampden AE244 in the Wings Museum Podcast..:

Wings Museum – Remembering crew of Handley Page Hampden AE244 in Belgium

(The AE244 section starts at 11:45)