Pilot Officer Howard Earl Dabbs DFC whose body was washed up on Amroth beach.
Amroth Beach (SN163072): On December 9th, 1942 the body of Pilot Officer Howard Earl Dabbs DFC was washed up on the beach. Te Medical Officer and ambulance from RAF Carew Cheriton recovered the body and declared that death was due to drowning. P/O Dabbs was the pilot of a Lancaster bomber from 101 Squadron, which crashed in the sea off St Margaret’s Island on the night of December 6th/7th. Te aircraft was returning from a bombing raid on Mannheim and was over three hundred miles off course from its home base of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. Today, twenty-year- old P/O Dabbs rests in the war graves plot at Carew Cheriton alongside two of his crew members. His family are regular visitors to the cemetery from their home in British Columbia in Canada.
Further reading: Amroth - A Brief History by Roscoe Howells; Llanteg - Te Days Before Yesterday published by Llanteg Historical Society.
Contacts: Llanteg Historical Society, c/o Ruth Roberts, Sandy Grove, Llanteg.