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Sergeant Charles Henry ROBINSON (1892462) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Air Gunner

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Liberator EV813
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Death of Death 1944-04-21 Age : 20 years.

Served in 1673 HCU

Burial/Commemoration Details : 4. C. 8. at Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India

More Details: GRANDSON OF MRS. E. J. GARRETT, OF TOOTING, SURREY.

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/1212Pilot Officer A L McLaggan, Pilot Officer C H Robinson and Sergeant L J Horton: missing presumed dead; Blenheim L9469 failed to return from air operations, 26 July 1940. Note: With photographC14503151

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Liberator VI EV813 Date of Crash: 1940-01-01 22 Apr 44 Unit 1673 HCU Airfield /Crash Location Kolar, India
Aircrew details Plt Offr Cecil Harold Cox*
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantAnthony John COOK (1398726) Radio Opera Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Pilot OfficerCecil Harold COX (175021) Pilot Liberator EV813  Forum Post 1944-04-221673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Warrant OfficerArthur William DENTON (655082) Pilot Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
SergeantFrank GRADWELL (1588937) Air Gunner Liberator EV813  Forum Post 1944-04-211673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerJohn Gregory KING (J/23912) Navigator Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerNoel Harvey MOYSEY (J/25821) Pilot Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerErnest Owen Walter McCONNEL (428820) Pilot Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
SergeantHarry REAVEY (1581467) Flight Engi Liberator EV813  Forum Post 1944-04-211673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
SergeantCharles Henry ROBINSON (1892462) Air Gunner Liberator EV813  Forum Post 1944-04-211673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
SergeantDouglas William WILTON (1501996) Flight Engi Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Details (MPoole) 175021 P/O Cecil Harold Cox, having completed his 159 Sqn tour of ops, had been sent on his so-called "rest" period to 1673 HCU at Kolar as a pilot instructor. He died in EV813's crash.
Source Matt Poole

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