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Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Richard Howell Callaghan

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Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Richard Howell Callaghan

Birth
England
Death
1 Aug 1942 (aged 18–19)
Helden, Peel en Maas Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Burial
Nijmegen, Nijmegen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands Add to Map
Plot
20. B. 1.
Memorial ID
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Richard Howell Callaghan, was served with the RAF in WWII and lost his life when his plane, Wellington X9983 21 OTU 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:

Pilot / Sgt. B.R. Anstee 1314169 RAF / grave 20 B 4
Second Pilot / Sgt. I.D. Singer 1073899 RAF / grave 12 I 2
Observer / Sgt. D.G. Brimfield 1288349 RAF / grave 20 B 3
Bomb Aimer / Sgt. R.H. Callaghan 1312476 RAF / grave 20 B 1
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. R. Howells 1381796 RAF / grave 20 B 2
Air Gunner / Sgt. D. Riley 1068680 RAF / prisoner of war
Richard Howell Callaghan, was served with the RAF in WWII and lost his life when his plane, Wellington X9983 21 OTU 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:

Pilot / Sgt. B.R. Anstee 1314169 RAF / grave 20 B 4
Second Pilot / Sgt. I.D. Singer 1073899 RAF / grave 12 I 2
Observer / Sgt. D.G. Brimfield 1288349 RAF / grave 20 B 3
Bomb Aimer / Sgt. R.H. Callaghan 1312476 RAF / grave 20 B 1
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. R. Howells 1381796 RAF / grave 20 B 2
Air Gunner / Sgt. D. Riley 1068680 RAF / prisoner of war

Inscription

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Gravesite Details

1312476


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