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Name: Lloyd Newton Skinner Rank: Pilot Officer Service No: J/9163 Service: Royal Canadian Air Force 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: 128½ 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 Date of Death: May 15, 1942 Age at Death: 20 Memorial: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England 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 Pilot Officer Lloyd Newton Skinner was the son of Edward Charles and Annie May (Cogswell) Skinner. He was the brother of Edward Vernon Skinner, Ralph Cogswell Skinner who serve with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, and Charles Judson Skinner who served with No 6 Company Atlantic Command Signals. Lloyd 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 embarking at Halifax and disembarking in the United Kingdom on January 15, 1942. In England he was assigned to 233 Squadron on January 29, 1942 at at RCAF Thorney Island, West Sussex and assigned to 407 RCAF Squadron on February 13, 1942. The Squadron was based at RAF Bircham Newton, Norfork. On May 15, 1942 his aircraft Hudson V AM679 took off at 8:20 pm from RAF Bircham Newton 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 shot down by flak north of Terschelling and crashed into the sea. An explosion was seen and it is believed the 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 their names are listed on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England
Lloyd Newton Skinner
Memorial Headstone, Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, NS