Robert William Rea

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: JJB grave 2

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Canadian Air Force
Rang: Flight Sergeant
Regiment: 97 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
Number / Nummer: R/108696


Age / Leeftijd: 20
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 27/01/1943

Son of David Thomas and Martha Rea from Whitby; Ontario; Canada.

On January 27, 1943, at 20.25, crashed in Sterksel at the pants, an Avro Lancaster bomber I of 97 Squadron, flown by Sgt A. Robinson and towards Dusseldorf. The two gunners, F / S Robert William Rea (20 years, Canadian) and Sgt Ralph Muskett (32), lost their.

The five other crew members, pilot Robinson; Flight Engineer Sgt R. Harvey; navigator Sgt C.P. Bigg; bombardier Sgt A. E. Croome and radio operator Sgt J. West, managed to leave the plane by parachute, but were grounded taken prisoner by the Germans. Robinson arrived in Stalag IVB in Muhlberg Elbe rightly Croome in Stalag Luft III in Sagan and the others in Stalag 344 Lamsdorf.


Related / Gerelateerde
Ralph Muskett - Sergeant

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