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Flight Lieutenant George Frederick ROBERTS (45256) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Pilot
Lost in aircraft Hudson IIIa FH460  

Death of Death 1944-08-04 .

Served in 24 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. C. Grave 32. at Mill Hill Cemetery, United Kingdom

More Details: SON OF GEORGE AND SADIE ROBERTS; HUSBAND OF EILEEN ROBERTS.

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London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
45256366167 George Frederick ROBERTSLondon Gazette issue : 35090 , Dated 1941-02-28 , Download #35090
45256Fig Off G F ROBERTSLondon Gazette supplement : 35981 , Dated 1943-04-13 , Download #35981
45256G F ROBERTSLondon Gazette supplement : 35900 , Dated 1943-02-09 , Download #35900
45256G F ROBERTSLondon Gazette issue : 35483 , Dated 1942-03-10 , Download #35483

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 04 Aug 44 Aircraft Name Hudson IIIa Serial Number FH460
Unit 24 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Hudson IIIa FH460

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantRobert William (Bob) HARDCASTLE (42308) Pilot Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMill Hill Cemetery
Flight SergeantLeonard James REASON (362686) Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHarrow Weald Cemetery
Flight LieutenantGeorge Frederick ROBERTS (45256) Pilot Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMill Hill Cemetery
Flying OfficerEdward John SMITH (136043) Pilot Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomAberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery
Flying OfficerArthur Milford TINDALE (406605) Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanRonald Joseph WALTER (541901) Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMill Hill Cemetery


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No.24 Sqn. Hudson IIIA FH460 - 4-8-1944Hello, Whilst I have quite a bit on this incident, I would appreciate any further details that are available. 4-8-1944 No.24 Sqn. Hudson IIIA FH460 Flew into high ground at Coombe Hill, nr. Wendover, Bucks, in bad visibility. Crew (Alpha order): 42308 F/L (Pilot) Robert William HARDCASTLE RAF + 362686 F/Sgt ( - ? - ) Leonard James REASON* RAF + 45256 F/L (Pilot) George Frederick ROBERTS* RAFVR + 136043 F/O (Pilot) Edward John SMITH RAFVR + AUS406605 F/O (Nav.) Arthur Milford TINDALE RAAF + 541901 LAC ( - ? - ) Ronald Joseph WALTER RAF + * Reason and Roberts, were "Old Haltonians". This incident is not covered by Alan Storr. Tindale's (undigitised) A705 at the NAA, is incorrectly filed under service number 40665. There is an excellent contemporary account of the incident, but it lacks the crew detail I need: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44985678 Corrections/additions, most welcome. Thanks, Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 26th October 2011 12:38:05
W/O James Eliiott, D.F.M.Simon, "He must have been posted elsewhere, as he disappears from the ORB after that." You threw the towel in too early! No.9 Sqn ORB. 25/26-5-1943 - Dusseldorf - Up:2318 Down:0442 (p.151 of 396) Lancaster ED499 - F/O M R Head RNZAF 27/28-5-1943 - Essen - Up:2232 Down:0400 (p.154 of 396) Lancaster ED499 - F/O M R Head RNZAF 29/30-5-1943 - Wuppertal - Up:2232 Down:0405 (p.159 of 396) Lancaster ED700 - F/O M R Head RNZAF 3/4-7-1943 - Cologne - Up:2222 Down:0410 (p.205 of 396) Lancaster ED480 - F/L G F Robertson 9/10-7-1943 - Gelsenkirchen - Up:2253 Down 0515 (p.213 of 396) Lancaster ED499 - F/L G F Robertson 12/13-7-1943 - Turin - Up:2228 Down:0820 (p.216 of 396) Lancaster ED499 - F/L G F Robertson 24/25-7-1943 - Hamburg - Up:2309 Down:0400 (p.221 of 396) Lancaster R5700 - F/Sgt G A Graham 27/28-9-1943 - Hamburg - Up:2235 Down:0341 (p.229 of 396) Lancaster ED836 - S/L J N Derbyshire 29/30-7-1943 - Hamburg - Up:2219 Down:0305 (p.231 of 396) Lancaster DV198 - F/L G F Robertson 30/31-7-1943 - Remscheid - Up:2210 Down:0253 (p.235 of 396) Lancaster ED656 - F/L G F Robertson 2/3-8-1943 - Hamburg - Up:2332 Down:0329 (p.245 of 396) Lancaster ED656 - F/L G F Robertson 7/8-8-1943 - Milan - Up:2111 Down:0535 (p.249 of 396) Lancaster ED499 - F/L G F Robertson 27-28-8-1943 - Nurnberg - Up:2129 Down:0439 (p.276 of 396) Lancaster ED700 - P/O J McCubbin 2/4-9-1943 - Berlin - Up:1959 Down:0417 (p.292 of 396) Lancaster JA869 - P/O J McCubbin 5/6-9-1943 - Mannheim - Up:2021 Down:0259 (p.296 of 396) Lancaster EE136 'Spirit of Russia' - P/O J McCubbin McCubbin's final op, posted to 84 OTU 15-9-43, awarded DFC. Apologies for any errors/omissions - seeing double! PS. Couple of refs to chase up: 1/ Ton-Up Lancs Franks,Norman London:Grub Street,2005 pp.89-93 (EE136 - Spirit of Russia) 2/ Bombers First and Last. Thorburn,Gordon. London:Robson,2006 pp.148-9 & 154-7 (Combat Report, 5/6-9-1943). Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 28th December 2016 07:31:32

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