Douglas Dean Roberts

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: KK grave 73

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Rang: Sergeant
Regiment: 77 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1685090

Age / Leeftijd: 21
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 17/06/1944
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Sint Oedenrode, Boskant

Son of Robert Owen and Miriam Esther Roberts from Waterloo; Liverpool.

On June 17, 1944 came to a Halifax III Boskant down from the 77th Squadron. The device was aimed Sterkrade in the Ruhr. The pilot was F / Lt Sydney Edward Wodehouse (24). Five crew members were killed. Besides the pilot Wodehouse was his co-pilot F / O Arthur Hanley Ford (32); the gunners Sgt John Henry Brown (20) and Sgt Robert Cottar and the flight engineer Sgt Douglas Dean Roberts (21).

The Australian bombardier F / O Jack Stewart Nott (26) have survived the crash and landed on the resistance in Tilburg. There he was shot by the Gestapo in a raid on July 9. A grave he did not, his name is mentioned on panel 257 of the Runnymede Memorial.

The survivors F / Sgt. J.W. Needham and F / Sgt. J.H. Bulmer were taken prisoner and survived the war.

Related / Gerelateerde
Sydney Edward Wodehouse - Flight Lieutenant
Arthur Hanley Ford - Flying Officer
John Henry Brown - Sergeant
Robert Cottar - Sergeant

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