Robert Williams

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: JJB grave 31

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Rang: Sergeant
Regiment: 426 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1385800

Age / Leeftijd: 31
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 26/02/1943
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Boerdonk

Son of Edward and Henrietta Williams; Husband of Dorothy Constance Williams from Hook; Surbiton; Surrey.

The plane, a Wellington, was on its way to an attack on Cologne, crashed at 21:34 Boerdonk (Erp). Departed from Dishforth Airport at 18:50.
Shot by Oblt. M. Meurer of the army unit I / NJG 1.
5 soldiers died, F / Sgt. HEY. Vey survived and was made a prisoner of war.
F / O. J.P. Monckton (RCAF) is buried at the Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek
Regarding the time of the crash, we expect they did not achieve the raid to Cologne.

Total volume of this attack was 427 aircraft: 145 Lancasters, Wellingtons 126, 106 Halifaxes, 46 Stirling and four Mosquitos.
10 aircraft, 3 Lancasters, 4 Wellingtons, 1 Stirling and 2 Halifaxes were lost.
Most bombs were dropped in the south-west of Cologne. Mainly houses were hit. On the ground there were 109 people dead and over 150 injured.

Related / Gerelateerde
Harold Rands - Flight Sergeant
Richard Edward Dean - Sergeant
William Wilson Cameron - Flight Sergeant

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