ALFRED JOHN ARTHUR BURROWS

 

Born: 1910, Ipswich.

Died: 11th November 1943; age: 33.

Residence: 13, Medway Road, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 1198266.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 110 Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

  1. E. 3.

Gauhati War Cemetery,

Guwahati,

Assam,

India.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son John Alfred & Florence May Burrows; husband of Lilian Alice Burrows, of Kempston, Bedfordshire.

 

CENSUS

 

1911   42, Salisbury Road, Ipswich.

 

Alfred was 5 months old and living with his parents & sisters.

John Alfred Burrows, 27, a House Painter, born Ipswich.

Florence May Burrows (nee King), 27, born Dedham, Essex.

Florence May King Burrows, 7, born Ipswich.

Ivy Catherine Burrows, 4, born Ipswich.

Olive Ada L. Burrows, 2, born Ipswich.

 

In 1936, Ipswich, Alfred married Lilian Alice Waters, born 1914, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Lilian Alice Burrows.

 

Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo, Ipswich.

 

11th November 1943

 

Aircraft: Vultee Vengeance dive bomber; based at Kumbhirgram airfield, Eastern India. The unit was carrying out attacks on the Japanese across the border in Burma.

On the 11th November 1943, at 09:12hrs, a force of 18 Japanese Ki48 bombers escorted by 6 Ki43 fighters attacked Kumbhirgram airfield. There had been warning of the raid and the based squadrons – 110 and 45 – managed to scramble their Vengeance aircraft before the enemy attacked. This prevented them being destroyed on the ground. The Japanese dropped about 50 bombs which damaged 5 aircraft (1 from 45 Squadron and 4 from 110 Squadron) that had not been able to take off. Three 110 Squadron ground crew were killed in the raid which targeted the aircraft dispersal areas – Alfred Burrows, John Crockett and James Hall. A further 6 110 Squadron personnel were wounded, 2 of them seriously.

 

John Joseph Crockett; Leading Aircraftman; age: 24; R.A.F.V.R.

James McKendrick Hall; Leading Aircraftman; age: 31; R.A.F.V.R.

 

Aircraft information courtesy of John Allan

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