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Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Ronald Howells

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Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Ronald Howells Veteran

Birth
Death
1 Aug 1942 (aged 24–25)
Helden, Peel en Maas Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Burial
Nijmegen, Nijmegen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands Add to Map
Plot
20. B. 2.
Memorial ID
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Son of Mrs. A. R. Howells, of Cross Ash, Monmouthshire.

Service Number: 1381796
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group: 91
Squadron: 21 OTU
Trade: Air Gunner
Aircraft: Vickers Wellington IC
Serial Number: X9983
Markings: SJ-D
Takeoff Station: Edgehill
Day/Night Raid: Night (79% moon)
Operation: Dusseldorf

Reason for Loss:
His plane, crashed at the Bovensbos Helden-Limburg Holland...the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Streib & Oberfeldwebel Ruscher of the Stab I./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Venlo airfield.
Those who did not survive were initially laid to rest at Venlo. Today, they are buried in the Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland:
Son of Mrs. A. R. Howells, of Cross Ash, Monmouthshire.

Service Number: 1381796
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group: 91
Squadron: 21 OTU
Trade: Air Gunner
Aircraft: Vickers Wellington IC
Serial Number: X9983
Markings: SJ-D
Takeoff Station: Edgehill
Day/Night Raid: Night (79% moon)
Operation: Dusseldorf

Reason for Loss:
His plane, crashed at the Bovensbos Helden-Limburg Holland...the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Streib & Oberfeldwebel Ruscher of the Stab I./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Venlo airfield.
Those who did not survive were initially laid to rest at Venlo. Today, they are buried in the Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland:

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MANY A HEARTACHE MANY A TEAR BUT EVER A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF ONE WE LOVED SO DEAR


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