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Sergeant (Air Gnr.) John S. Munro

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Sergeant (Air Gnr.) John S. Munro

Birth
Death
21 Jul 1942 (aged 32–33)
Herkenbosch, Roerdalen Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Burial
Nijmegen, Nijmegen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Plot
24. G. 9.
Memorial ID
13827376 View Source

Son of George Phillip and Catherine M. Munro, of South Harrow, Middlesex. In the night of 21/22 July a large bombing flight was made to Duisburg. From the RAF base Marham (Norfolk) the Vickers Wellington X3561 had left with 5 crew members on board the 115th Squadron. After the bombs had been released over Duisburg, the aircraft was hit on the way back near Roermond by the German fighter pilot Oblt. Reinhold Knacke and crashed at 1.55 am at Herkenbosch-Vlodrop. Two crew members were taken prisoner of war. The other crew members died. They were initially buried in Venlo and after the war transferred to the war cemetery of the Commonwealth, Jonkerbos. Their names are on the memorial for crew members who died in crashes in Herkenbosch.

Son of George Phillip and Catherine M. Munro, of South Harrow, Middlesex. In the night of 21/22 July a large bombing flight was made to Duisburg. From the RAF base Marham (Norfolk) the Vickers Wellington X3561 had left with 5 crew members on board the 115th Squadron. After the bombs had been released over Duisburg, the aircraft was hit on the way back near Roermond by the German fighter pilot Oblt. Reinhold Knacke and crashed at 1.55 am at Herkenbosch-Vlodrop. Two crew members were taken prisoner of war. The other crew members died. They were initially buried in Venlo and after the war transferred to the war cemetery of the Commonwealth, Jonkerbos. Their names are on the memorial for crew members who died in crashes in Herkenbosch.


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