George William Roney George William Roney

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: JJ grave 82

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Canadian Air Force
Rang: Flight Sergeant
Regiment: 115 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
Number / Nummer: R/67269


Age / Leeftijd: 26
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 22/07/1942
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Eindhoven

Son of Harry E. and Clara Octavia Roney from Napanee; Ontario; Canada.

Crashed at Scherpenrijd Overakker 2 km east of Eindhoven.

The aircraft, a Wellington, was flown by pilot Fletcher and was on a raid to Duisburg, crashed at 02:10. Departed from Airport Marham at 23:49.
Total volume of this attack were 291 aircrafts: 170 Wellingtons, 36 Stirlings, 29 Lancasters, 39 Halifaxes, 17 Hampdens and 10 Mosquitos.
10 Wellngtons, 1 Halifax and 1 Hampden were lost.
Due to the time of the crash we do not expect they have ever reached Duisburg.

With special thanks to F. Doms for the photo’s of George William Roney


Related / Gerelateerde
John Horace Fletcher - Sergeant
John Ingram Morris - Sergeant
William Elliott Brown - Flight Sergeant
Leonard Alfred Charles Standen - Sergeant

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