Royce William Rivers

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: JJB grave 95

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Rang: Sergeant
Regiment: 44 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1295092


Age / Leeftijd: 20
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 15/06/1943
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Weert

Son of William Richard and Alice Rivers from East Greenwich; London.

On June 15, 1943 at 01:03 the plane crashed near Hushoven in Weert (Limburg).
They departed from airport Dunholme Lodge for an attack on Oberhausen.
Total volume of this attack were 197 Lancasters and 6 mosquito’s.
17 Lancaster were lost in the attack.
During the attack on Oberhausen 267 buildings were completely destroyed and 584 severely damaged. 85 people died in Oberhausen and 258 were injured.
The cause of the crash in Weert is unknown.

All seven crew members died in the crash of an Avro Lancaster I.


Related / Gerelateerde
Geoffrey Brandrick Haywood - Squadron Leader
Raymond George Foot - Sergeant
Ronald Kirby - Flying Officer
Ronald Charles Henry Brand - Sergeant
Ronald Boardman - Sergeant
John Hubert Armstrong - Sergeant

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