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Flying Officer Robert George SHARLAND (138832) of the Royal Air Force

Air Gunner

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster III ND409
 IBCC

Death of Death 1944-04-28 Age : 21 years.

Served in 156 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave 4. D. 1-7. at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany (Map)

More Details: SON OF HENRY JOSEPH AND CHARLOTTE EDITH SHARLAND, OF THURSLEY, SURREY; HUSBAND OF BERYL LILIAN SHARLAND, OF FARNHAM, SURREY.

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Awards for ROBERT GEORGE SHARLAND 138832

DateAwardRankName (Number)UnitRibbon
1943-09-14DFCPlt OffrRobert George SHARLAND (138832)51 Sqdn
Notification only London Gazette No. 36170, Dated 1943-09-14

London Gazette Entries

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NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
138832Pilot Officer Robert George SHARLANDLondon Gazette supplement : 36170 , Dated 1943-09-10 , Download #36170
138832R G SHARLANDLondon Gazette supplement : 36113 , Dated 1943-07-27 , Download #36113

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 28 Apr 44 Aircraft: Lancaster III ND409 Unit 156 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
DetailsTook off 2235 27 April 1944 from Upwood. shot down by a night-fighter crashing into a wooded area 1 km W of Neuhausen (Engen) 2 km S of Engen.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantJohn Reginald DODDS (403838) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Group CaptainEric Cecil EATON (37224) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerKenneth Gordon FRANKLIN (402991) Air Bomber Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderLeslie Henry GLASSPOOL (110789) Navigator ( Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantColin Alfred KIDD (42952) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRobert George SHARLAND (138832) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerPhilip WADSWORTH (53497) Flight Engi Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery

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