Leslie Wallace Harvey died in Germany in 1945. He was a crew member of a Lancaster bomber en route to a mission to Dessau.
Near Schauen, Germany, the Lancaster was attacked by a German plane. The Lancaster caught fire and crashed. Of the seven crew members, 4 men are known to have survived. The three men who fell are CJ Jones, pilot, J. Buckmaster, navigator and LW Harvey bomb aimer.
Only Leslie Harvey's body has been recovered. He is buried in the military cemetery in Nederweert..
The Nederweert War Cemetry Adoption Graves Foundation has allocated Leslie's grave for adoption in November 2020 to Paul Batenburg from Nederweert. The information from the Foundation1 has been used gratefully.
Paul adopts the grave with Mahmoud Abo Ali, a refugee from Syria.
The adoption is a tribute to Leslie who had the courage to fight for freedom and human rights.........