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Aircraftman 2nd Class Allen ROBINSON (631370) of the Royal Air Force

Radio Operator (Air)
Lost in aircraft Wellington Ic R3152  AIR81/450

Death of Death 1940-05-21 .

Served in 115 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Divn. 64. Plot 6. Row K. Grave 7. at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France


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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/450Sergeant F Williams, Sergeant F A G Lowe, Aircraftman 2nd Class T Kennedy, Leading Aircraftman H G Griffin, Aircraftman 2nd Class A Robinson and Pilot Officer D W W Morris: report of deaths; Wellington R3152 crashed near Le Havre, France, 21 May 1940.C14502121
AIR81/3603Sergeant A Robinson: injured; aircraft accident at Flixton Golf Course, Manchester, Master N7514, 5 Flying Training School, 2 October 1940.C16687701
AIR81/4345Sergeant V K Hobbs, Sergeant G Davies, Sergeant A Robinson: killed; aircraft accident, Blenheim T1859, 17 Operational Training Unit, 26 November 1940.C16688443
AIR81/4367Sergeant J W Powell: injured; Sergeant R W H Baxter, Sergeant J A Robinson, Sergeant J D Hunt: uninjured; aircraft accident, Hampden P2125, 83 Squadron, 27 November 1940.C16688465
AIR81/4923Leading Aircraftman A Robinson, Aircraftman C L A Dods: killed; landmine explosion at West Wittering, Sussex, 23 January 1941.C16689021

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 22 May 40 Aircraft Name Wellington IC Serial Number R3152
Unit 115 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country France
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Wellington IC R3152

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Leading AircraftmanHarold George GRIFFIN (755893) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Wellington Ic R3152  AIR81/450 1940-05-21115 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSte. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
Aircraftman 2nd ClassThomas KENNEDY (632947) Wireless Operator (Air) Wellington Ic R3152  AIR81/450 1940-05-21115 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSte. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
SergeantFrancis Alfred George LOWE (581516) Observer Wellington Ic R3152  AIR81/450 1940-05-21115 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSte. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
Pilot OfficerDouglas William West MORRIS (41048) Pilot Wellington Ic R3152  AIR81/450 1940-05-21115 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSte. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAllen ROBINSON (631370) Radio Operator (Air) Wellington Ic R3152  AIR81/450 1940-05-21115 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSte. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
SergeantFrancis WILLIAMS (566298) Pilot Wellington Ic R3152  AIR81/450 1940-05-21115 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSte. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

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