Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum logo

Click on CASPIR logo to go to the entire CASPIR system.

Use the panel to:

  • select Optional Sections
  • Remove Page Breaks, that is, return to the non-print formatted document.
  • Click on the ⇩ to go directly to that section.

Cope, Donald Ernest (Pilot Officer)

Prisoner of War 1944-05-23

Male Head

Age:

Service
RAF
Unit
83 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Strike To Defend
Base
RAF Coningsby
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Service Numbers

Took off from Coningsby at 22:44 in Lancaster Mk III (Sqn code OL-H Bomber Command) on an operation to Braunschweig Germany.

Outbound aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and exploded with some force and crashed at Nieuw Dordrecht (Gelderland) 8 km SE of Emmen Holland./

Killed: F/Sgt Ernest Arthur Davies RAF KIA Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery Plot 9. Row B. Grave 26. F/Sgt Stanley John Hall RAF KIA Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery Plot 9. Row B. Grave 28. F/Sgt John Anthony Jones RAF KIA Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery Plot 9. Row B. Grave 27.

POWs: WO1 James Stanley Arthur Aspinall RCAF R/90453 POW Stalag 9C Muhlhausen. F/Sgt Donald Ernest Cope RAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia. P/O Kenneth Albert Lane RAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia. F/Sgt Richard Francis Raymond RAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia.



83 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Strike To Defend

© Canadian Warplane Heritage 2024

To search on any page:
PC — Ctrl-F
Mac — ⌘-F
Mobile — or …