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Sergeant Robert Charles SMITH (1575616) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Air Bomber
Lost in aircraft Wellington XIV HF471  Forum Post

Death of Death 1944-04-11 .

Served in 30 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. E/18. Grave 4. at Nottingham Northern Cemetery, United Kingdom

More Details: SON OF ROBERT CHARLES AND GLADYS SMITH, OF BULWELL, NOTTINGHAM.

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/5733Wing Commander F C Cole, Sergeant H R Martin, Sergeant J Derbyshire, Sergeant W E Craven, Sergeant R C Smith: missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from operational flight over enemy territory, Whitley Z6468, 102 Squadron, 8 April 1941.C16689831
AIR81/7261Sergeant R C Smith, Flight Sergeant R S Storie: killed; Sergeant L B McCarthy (RNZAF), Sergeant D B Annesley (RNZAF), Sergeant T S Thorkilsen, Sergeant W B Louch, Sergeant D Rees: prisoners of war; aircraft shot down and crashed at Ellerbeck, Germany, Stirling N6016, 15 Squadron, 30 June 1941.C16756558
AIR81/7925Flight Sergeant R C Smith, Sergeant R A Williams: missing believed killed; aircraft accident at sea en route to Gibraltar, Beaufighter T3296, 143 Squadron, 19 July 1941.C16757222

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 11 Apr 44 Aircraft Name Wellington XIV Serial Number HF471
Unit 30 OTU Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Wellington XIV HF471

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerCharles Henry George GALE (174617) Pilot Wellington XIV HF471  Forum Post 1944-04-1130 OTU United KingdomHerringfleet (St. Margaret) Ch
Pilot OfficerFrancis George NEWELL (168745) Navigator Wellington XIV HF471  Forum Post 1944-04-1130 OTU United KingdomHigh Wycombe Cemetery
SergeantArmel Gordon O'CONNOR (1896465) Air Gunner Wellington XIV HF471  Forum Post 1944-04-1130 OTU United KingdomGuildford Cemetery
SergeantSydney PHILIP (1568737) Air Gunner Wellington XIV HF471  Forum Post 1944-04-1130 OTU United KingdomNew Pitsligo Parish Churchyard
SergeantRobert Charles SMITH (1575616) Air Bomber Wellington XIV HF471  Forum Post 1944-04-1130 OTU United KingdomNottingham Northern Cemetery
SergeantRonald Victor SMITH (1615009) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Wellington XIV HF471  Forum Post 1944-04-1130 OTU United KingdomLittle Yeldham (St. John The B
SergeantDudley Sydney CHAMPION (R/164692) Wellington XIV HF471  IBCC 1943-10-0230 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRobert Alexander MUSHET (1348388) Wellington XIV HF471  IBCC 1943-10-0230 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial


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Skuas on Lake LesjaskogAlex Is he Leonard Henry Gallagher, later lost on the attack on the Scharnhorst on June 13th 1940? According to the book 'Skua!' by Peter C Smith (page 119-120), he was with Naval Airman G W Halifax when they landed at Setnesmoen airstrip and stayed overnight, the dates being April 28-29 1940. Leonard Henry Gallagher was lost in L3028/A6G. His crewman on that day was P/O Wallace Crawford. Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 7th November 2014 02:35:46

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