In Memory Of

LITHGOW, JAMES ARTHUR

Service Details
Age:
23
Date of Birth:
-0001-11-30
Service No:
79528V
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
34 Sqdn.
Regiment:
South African Air Force
Date of Death:
1944-10-16
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, 8 crew (1 RAF & 2 RAFVR), shot down near Krakow, Poland while en route to drop supplies to Polish Home Army Partisans in Warsaw, Poland, in Liberator B24J Mk VI #KH152
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
1. B. 12.
Cemetery:
KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY
Country:
Poland
Additional Information
Decorations:
D F C
Citations:
LG Sup 16 February 1943 pg. 815 - "For sinking on the 26th October 1942 the Italian tanker "Prosperina" delivering food to German General Marshal Rommel to Africa"
Son of James B. and Violet B. Lithgow, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. His brother also died in service