Donald is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 1910, Ipswich.
Died: 21st January 1944; age: 33; aircraft lost on return from Magdeburg.
Residence: 21, Pearl Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Sergeant/Flight Engineer; Service Number: 900811.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 7 Squadron.
Originally laid to rest at Wohnste Cemetery, Germany.
Collective Grave 17.D.1-3,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George David Lucas & Alice Lucas; husband of Frances Mary Elizabeth Lucas, of Felixstowe, Suffolk.
1911 31, Withipoll Street, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.
Donald was 9 months old and living with his parents.
George Davis Lucas, 32, a Butter Blender – Provision Merchant, born Claydon, Suffolk.
Alice Lucas (nee Mulley), 31, born Needham Market, Suffolk.
In 1933, in the district of Bosmere, Suffolk, Donald married Frances Mary Elizabeth Scales, born 1908, Sproughton, Suffolk.
They had 1 son:
David J. Lucas, born 1936, Sproughton, Suffolk.
Probate to Frances Mary Elizabeth Lucas – widow, of ‘Marilyn’ Limes Avenue, Bramford, Suffolk.
21st/22nd January 1944
Aircraft: Lancaster III; Serial number: JB408; Code: MG-U. The aircraft took-off at 19:52, from R.A.F Oakington, Cambridgeshire on an operation to Magdeburg. The Lancaster failed to return from the night raid.
Burney Edgar Richard Whitehouse D.F.C.; Warrant Officer/Air Gunner; age 24; R.A.F.V.R.
Eric Stanley Weatherill; Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 29; R.A.F.V.R.
Charles Horace Glossop; Flight Officer/Navigator; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.
Allen James Hannah; Flight Sergeant/Air Bomber; age 23; R.N.Z.A.F.
Ian James Robertson; Flight Lieutenant/Pilot; age 21; R.A.A.F.
Francis Hilton; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 19; R.A.F.V.R.
Burney Whitehouse & Ian Robertson were laid to rest at Hanover War Cemetery.