Perrin, Arthur John
|Date of Death
|Next of Kin
|Son of Arthur George Perrin, and of Eva May Perrin (née Chapman), of Maidstone, Kent.
|Avro Lancaster I
|OF ULCOMBE, KENT, ENGLAND. EVER IN OUR THOUGHTS AS THE YEARS PASS BY
IBCC Memorial Information
|Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
|Country of Origin
|St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire
|Inscribed Slate Tablet and Roll of Honour within wooden case
|Roll of Honour and memorial to the members of 207 Sqn RAF who served at RAF Bottesford during WW2
|X, Great Steeping, Lincolnshire
|Inscribed group of Memorial Stones with adjacent info board
|In memory of 207 Sqn RAF which served at RAF Spilsby and of 10 Sqn Armourers killed in an accident on 10th April 1944
|All Saints Church, Great Steeping
|Inscribed Marble Tablet and Roll of Honour within wooden case
|Roll of Honour and memorial to the members of 207 Sqn RAF who served at RAF Spilsby during WW2
|Stn Church, RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
|Inscribed Stone Tablet
|In memory of 207 Sqn RAF which served at RAF Waddington between 1 November 1940 and 18th November 1941
|Harby Rd, Langar, Nottinghamshire
|Inscribed Memorial Stone
|A memorial to 207 Sqn RAF which served at RAF Langar during WW2
|St. Andrew's Church, Langar, Nottinghamshire
|Inscribed Brass Plaque & Roll of Honour within wooden case
|Roll of Honour and a memorial to the personnel of 207 Sqn RAF who were killed flying from RAF Langar during WW2
|Born 15 November 1920, Ullacombe, Kent. Arthur had been an Apprentice Joiner. He had been posted into Sqdn on 17 May 1942 from 16 OTU Upper Heyford, flew 9 operations with crew of S/Ldr Weston, to 207 Conv Flight and returned with this crew on 4 September 1942.
|The crew had been awarded five DFMs for fighting off an attack by three Arado float planes on the day of the Le Creusot daylight raid. During the attack the crew suffered a casualty, the flight engineer being killed by a single bullet.
|Joint citation for the five DFM awards (London Gazette 20 November 1942): As navigator, pilot, wireless operator/air gunner and rear gunner respectively, these airmen flew in an aircraft which took part in an attack on Le Creusot on 17th October, 1942. Shortly after taking off, engine trouble developed. Despite great efforts, Sergeant Wilson was unable to continue his mission and course was set for base. Near to the French coast, whilst flying at only 40 feet above the sea, the aircraft was attacked by three enemy float planes. In the face of a trying situation Sergeant Wilson displayed fine airmanship and, splendidly supported by his gunners whose skill destroyed two of them and drove off the third, he eventually flew the aircraft back to an aerodrome in this country. During the combat Flight Sergeant Rose coolly continued his duties and his subsequent navigation was of the greatest assistance to his pilot. Throughout, this crew displayed great courage, high skill and perfect teamwork.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
|Record of Events (Operational Record Book) AIR 27/1233/44
|Summary of Events (Operational Record Book) AIR 27/1233/43
Last Operation Information
|Night (1% moon)
|Reason for Loss
|Crashed at approx. 2001 hrs local time following a collision over Aube with an unknown aircraft, crashed into woodland close to Champognol-Lez-Mondeville, 11 kms S/West of Bar-Sur-Aube, exploded on impact and burnt out. The body of Peck was discovered one month later in woodland and two months afterwards two further bodies were found- those of Lovell & Ball- lying 10yds apart in woodland. The bodies were in good condition due to the snow and severe frosts at that time.