Monday, 5 December 2016

Arthur Charles Loveland - his medals were on Ebay.

Great thanks to Chris Cuffe and Alan Girling for their work on researching "Cringe".

 In uniform

A Boxed WW2 RAF Aircrew Medal Group to P.O.W. Arthur Charles Loveland 143493. Arthur Charles Loveland was in RAF 78 Squadron and he was from London. His plane was shot down flying to Essen in Halifax MkII HR687 EY-G. The other crew were John Rawson Thompson - Killed, Kenneth William Mercer - P.O.W, Otto Vance Proctor - P.O.W, Alfred David Leyshon - P.O.W, Arthur Edward Blackwell - Killed, Douglas Raymond Chiswell- P.O.W, Edward Charles Bert Williams- Killed. 

There is quite a lot of information on this man and crew on the internet when you Google Arthur Charles Loveland's name and there is a photograph of him that is in the public domain so I have put that with the lot. The London Gazette shows that the man was a Sergeant in March 1943 being promoted to Flying Officer in September 1943 (he was a prisoner by this time) and in March 1945 he was made Flight Lieutenant. 

The records on the internet also show that as a Prisoner of War Arthur Charles Loveland was in the notorious Stalag Luft 3. The lot consist of an Air Ministry Box addressed to the man a set of mounted as worn miniatures of the 1939/45, Air Crew Europe and War Medals, A ribbon bar with pin that has the 1939/45 and Air Crew Ribbons on it. A 1939/45 Star with original Ribbon, An ORIGINAL Air Crew Europe Medal with original ribbon and a War Medal. Along with the medals is an Air Ministry Medal Certificate and a "ribbon medal slip" that shows w
hat entitlement is in the box. The research will also be sent to the winning bidder. Overall a good original Scarce Air Crew Europe medal group to a Prisoner of War. 

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