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Lloyd Newton Skinner Rank: Pilot Officer Service No: J/9163 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 407 Squadron Date of Birth: June 8, 1921 Place of Birth: South Berwick, Kings Co., NS Date of Enlistment: October 30, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Weight: 12 lbs. Complexion: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Medium Brown Trade: Bank Clerk Marital Status: Single Religion: Methodist Next of Kin: Edward Charles Skinner [Father] Dartmouth, NS     Pilot Officer Lloyd Newton Skinner was the son of Edward Charles and Annie May [Cogswell] Skinner.   He attended Yarmouth North school between 1926 and 1933 and the Yarmouth Academy from 1933 and 1936. He completed a banking course in 1936 and was then employed with the Royal Bank of Canada, Yarmouth until the time of his enlistment. He was a Boy Scout and Cadet when he attended school. He served in Canada until January 1, 1942.  In England he served with 407 Squadron.  On May 15, 1942 his aircraft [Hudson took off at 8:20 pm in conjunction with other aircraft of the squadron to attack enemy shipping over the Frisian Islands off the Dutch coast.  Their target was found and attacked through an intense barrage of anti-aircraft fire.  The aircraft of which he was part of the crew was believed to have crashed into the sea after successfully attacking a large merchant vessel.  An explosion was seen and it is believed his aircraft was severely damaged. The crew consisted of Pilot Officer W. A. Haliburton, Halifax, Sergeant  L.O. Scott, New Carlisle East, Quebec, Sergeant A. J. W. Pottle, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and Pilot Officer Skinner who was the Air Observer on the flight.  No bodies were recovered and the names of the crew are memorialised on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, England. Date of Death: May 15, 1942 Age at Death: 20  Memorial: Runnymede Memorial (Surrey, England) Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 101. The 103rd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 114 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 10 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada    
Lloyd Newton Skinner