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619200   Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Samuel John Lytle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 08/07/1941 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Samuel John Lytle was the son of John S Lytle. He was born about 1921. Samuel served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two. By July 1941, Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Samuel Lyttle was serving with 44 Squadron. On the night of the 8th July 1941, Flight Sergeant Samuel Lyttle was on board a Hampden I (Serial No AD840) when it set out on a night raid over Hamm, Germany. The aircraft failed to return and was presumed shot down. Flight Sergeant Samuel John Lytle was part of the four man crew of the Hampden. Flight Sergeant Samuel John Lytle is buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Germany.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
  Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 24
Grave Ref: Grave 25-E-17
CWGC Casualty 2056502
The town of Kleve lies in the west of Germany close to the Dutch border, approx 130kms to the north west of Koln, and approx 25kms to the south east of Nijmegen. NB: Kleve has an airport but Dusseldorf (Weeze) airport is closer. From the A57 motorway Koln to Goch take exit 2 (Ausfahrt 2) KLEVE / GOCH-WEST and follow the signs for KLEVE. After approx 2kms turn left onto the B504 and follow the direction KRANENBURG. Continue for approx 7kms and then turn right (CWGC sign) onto the GRUNEWALDSTRASSE, direction KLEVE. Continue for approx 3.5kms and the cemetery can be found on the right.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
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1 Photo of F/Sergeant Samuel John Lytle's family gravestone in Brackaville
2 German Grave website Photo of F/Sergeant Samuel John Lytle's gravestone
3 National Archives UK Official details of crew and accident
4 RAF Commands - AD840 Details of crew and accident
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of F/Sergeant Samuel John Lytle's gravestone can be purchased here
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