Pilot Ernest Albert Goodwin was my mother’s brother. She never really got over his tragic death.
Though I never got to know him personally, I know him through my mother. He was a kind, gentle and loving person. My mother is no longer with us, but I truly believe that she has reunited with my uncle. PO Goodwin was lost in the 408 squadron raids on Hamburg. An excerpt from an article written in 2017 by Christine YellowLees- “Pilot Officer Boehmer’s crew were in Lancaster DS-634 when it crashed near Spieka, Germany. These men and Sergeant Scott were the seven who survived and were taken prisoner. Unfortunately, the other two crewmen of DS-634, Sergeant Scott’s friend flight engineer Sergeant Bernard Hofforth and bomb aimer Pilot Officer Ernest Goodwin, were killed in action. They are both buried in the Becklingen War Cemetery in northern Germany.”