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PP Boulterspace Plaque

Flying Officer Phillip Pullyn Boulter
Of Thursford

Killed in Action - 14th January 1944

On 14/15th January 1944, the RAF launched its first major raid against the city of Braunschweig in Lower Saxony, Germany. 500 Lancaster bombers were involved and faced a strong defence by German fighters.

Flying Officer Boulter was the Flight Engineer aboard Lancaster LL685  A2-G, part of 514 Squadron based at RAF Station, Waterbeach. Situated just north of Cambridge.

On approach to the target, the Lancaster was intercepted at 19.05hrs by Hptm. Walter Barte of Stab III./NJG3 West of Bennebostel and shot down, crashing 800 metres W of Bennebostel, 5 km S of Celle, where all were buried on 15th January 1944. They were subsequently reinterred in the Hannover War Cemetery.

Research by Grahame Eckworth

Boulter grave stone