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Flight Sergeant Robert John BOLTON (442325) of the Royal Australian Air Force

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Mosquito B20 KB348

Death of Death 1944-10-12 Age : 19 years.

Served in 608 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 4. K. 27. at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany (Map)


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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 12 Oct 44 Aircraft: Mosquito XX KB348 Unit 608 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
DetailsTook off 0136 12 Oct 1944 from Downham Market. Cause of loss and crash- site not established.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantRobert John BOLTON (442325) Mosquito B20 KB348  IBCC 1944-10-12608 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Flying OfficerStanley Warren REEDER (172402) Pilot Mosquito B20 KB348  IBCC 1944-10-12608 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

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F/O Stanley Warren Reeder (172402) 608 Squadron Lost over Berlin 11/10/44Hi John, Thank You, Very Much ! I stayed up late last night / this morning as I found F/S Robert John Bolton's family in Australia via Ancestry. Today I have two messages from his Niece and 1st Cousin,and there are documents including Bob's 1944 diary and mentions of Stan and Mr & Mrs Reeder sending Bob's Niece and Nephew Christmas gifts. As I learn more I will share, I am Exceptionally grateful for all you help and advice here. Warmest Regards, Kevin ....Read More.Kevin McDonald on 19th July 2020 05:28:04
Update:F/O Stanley W Reeder (172402) F/S Robert J Bolton (442325) Thanks & next stepsDear All, I would like to offer my Sincere Thanks for every one on RAF Commands who has helped me understand the fate of my Uncle Stan and Bob, his RAAF Navigator on the night of 12/10/44. John Williams has been pivotal in working with his friends in Germany to identify what happened to Mosquito [URL=""]KB348[/URL]. In fact John drove past the crash site at Nedlitz during one of his trips to Germany. I've now seen the German report of the aftermath of the raid and we have identified the Flak units operating that night as Stan & Bob returned from their mission over Berlin. I'm also indebted to Bob's Niece, Elaine, who is a Family History enthusiast, and she has written extensively about Bob. In some small miracle, Bob's 1944 Diary came back to the Bolton Family after 40 years; it was bought in a box from an Antiques Shop, and the new owner placed a small ad to find the family - a colleague of Elaine's cousin brought it to her attention and back it came ! From Elaine's faithful transcript, we have a day by day account of Bob's life from embarkation, trip to the UK via a stop in New York and his training here and pairing up with Stan as his Pilot. Elaine also has many photos of Bob, one of his closest friends was the son of a professional photographer, so we see poignant moments in Bob's life, he is pictured with the bicycle that took him so long to find, and is the subject of his Dad's letter when he asks for it to be given to the family Bob stayed with in Carlisle. Crucially for me, we learn from Bob's diary that Stan was a 41 Op, Second Tour Veteran who had previously flown Wellingtons. That switch must have been a revelation, similar to being a bus driver and switching to a sports car in motoring terms ! May I ask the highly knowledgeable members here: Would the redeployment from Wellingtons to Mosquitoes be common ? Do any Wellington historians know anything about Stan's earlier service from their research ? I am very grateful for your time and support - Thank You ! With Warmest Regards, Kevin ....Read More.Kevin McDonald on 5th August 2020 08:09:21

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