- Surnames starting with the letter L. 

Michael William* Lavelle

Rank:Sergeant (Flt. Engineer)Number:530012
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:218 Sqn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Air Force
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:GermanyGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Hanover Cemetery, Niedersachsen
Town Memorial:Trafford Park & Stretford
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1915 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/1084, the son of Michael William & Julia Lavelle (nee McGarry).

Flying with 218n Sqn he took off at 17.32 hrs from RAF Downham Market in a
Stirling Mk I bomber No. W7614 HA-J for a bombing mission to Fallersleben. 
 The a/c crashed between Langenhagen in the northern suburbs of Hannover
and the small town of Kaltenweide, some 3 km further north along the
railway.   Three crew members died and four were taken prisoner.

*Listed as William on both the Stretford and Trafford Park War Memorials.
Memorials found on:
St. Ann's R.C. Church (Stretford)
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