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Warrant Officer Alexander Armstrong MUNRO (1075155) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Air Gunner

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster I LL784
 IBCC

Death of Death 1944-04-11 Age : 31 years.

Served in 619 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Plot KK. Grave 33. at Eindhoven (Woensel) General Ce, Netherlands (Map)

More Details: SON OF JOHN H. AND MARY J. MUNRO, OF BRIDGETON, GLASGOW.

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Awards for Alexander Armstrong MUNRO 1075155

DateAwardRankName (Number)UnitRibbon
1943-06-11DFMFlt SgtAlexander Armstrong MUNRO (1075155)61 Sqdn
Notification Only London Gazette No. 36051, Dated 1943-06-11

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 11 Apr 44 Aircraft: Lancaster I LL784 Unit 619 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Noord-Brabant
DetailsTook off 2043 11 April 1944 from Coningsby. Both survivors were able to deploy their parachutes after being blown from the Lancaster as it exploded.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantIvor Ronald Frank HABERFIELD (1416572) Flight Engi Lancaster I LL784  IBCC 1944-04-11619 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsEindhoven (Woensel) General Ce
SergeantRaymond HILLIER (1851609) Air Gunner Lancaster I LL784  IBCC 1944-04-11619 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsEindhoven (Woensel) General Ce
Warrant OfficerAlexander Armstrong MUNRO (1075155) Air Gunner Lancaster I LL784  IBCC 1944-04-11619 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsEindhoven (Woensel) General Ce
Squadron LeaderJohn William Eunson Duncan McGILVRAY (134533) Pilot Lancaster I LL784  IBCC 1944-04-11619 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsEindhoven (Woensel) General Ce
Pilot OfficerJohn Leonard PRITCHARD (54285) Air Gunner Lancaster I LL784  IBCC 1944-04-11619 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsEindhoven (Woensel) General Ce

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DFM information helpG'Day all, I am hoping someone on this forum can help me with information on the DFM awarded to my great uncle, 1075155 Alexander Armstrong Munro. He was an Air Gunner (rear) with 61 Sqn then transferred to 619 Sqn, shot down 11/4/1944 over Holland on his second tour (!) and buried in Eindhoven. His DFM was gazetted 11/6/1943 but thats as far as I've got. I've only just started researching him and would appreciate any information, however small, that you can provide. Also, does anyone know what medals he was entitled to apart from the DFM? Thanks in advance, John ....Read More.John G on 22nd June 2011 11:57:35
Reargunner W/O A.A.Munro DFM, 1075155, 11 April 1944, 61 Sqdn ORB'sAdrian From Ian Tavender’s book “The Distinguished Flying Medal Register for the Second World War” Munro, Alexander Armstrong 1075155 Flight Sergeant, No. 61 Sqn. L.G. 11/6/1943, Sorties 32, Flying hours 199.45, Air Gunner This NCO has flown on most of his 28 successful raids with his Flight Commander, taking part in 5 raids on Bremen, 4on Essen and those on Italian targets including the daylight raid on Milan. Ever alert in his turret, he has greatly assisted his Captain on all occasions by his fine commentaries while his inherent cheerfulness and courage have been a fine example and an inspiration to the other members of his crew. For his exemplary service, he is recommended for the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal. 27th. April 1943. Regards Douglas ....Read More.Theletterwriter on 6th August 2011 10:51:26
Reargunner W/O A.A.Munro DFM, 1075155, 11 April 1944, 61 Sqdn ORB'sI am looking for further info about W/O A.A. Munro DFM who was killed 11 April 1944 flown with 619 Sqdn(Sqdn/Ldr McGilvray crew in Lanc LL784). He flew his first tour with 61 Sqdn in 1943 as a reargunner. Who can help me with the 61 Sqdn ORB's for reargunner W/O A.A.Munro DFM, seems also to get more details of his DFM gazetted 11 June 1943 but can't find it. Maybe wrong date,page?? Think that Munro flew his first Ops with Sqdn/Ldr McGilvray(619 Sqdn,LL784) on 22 November 1943 can someone confirm this?? Many Thanks, Adrian ....Read More.lancaster on 6th August 2011 07:13:54

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