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Sergeant (Pilot) Charles Barrie Rogers

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Sergeant (Pilot) Charles Barrie Rogers

Birth
Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Death
14 Mar 1941 (aged 23)
Sevenum, Horst aan de Maas Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Burial
Nijmegen, Nijmegen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands Add to Map
Plot
Coll. grave 12. B. 9.
Memorial ID
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Charles Barrie Rogers, Son of Charles Pearson and Sarah Ellen Ball. Charles was served with the RAF in WWII and lost his life when his plane, Wellington L7858 149 Squadron crashed at Sevenum Limburg Holland.......

On March 14th 1941the Vickers Wellington L7858 with call code OJ-A
left RAF Mildenhall at 7.50pm on a bombing mission to the Gelsenkirchen Oil Refineries. 106 explosive bombs and 1370 incendiary boms were dropped in the district Scholven Buer-Mitte Hassel, according to "Gelsenzentrum, portal für Gelsenkirchener Stadtgeschichten"
The Gelsenkirchen authorities reported serious damage to the oil refinery after a raid by under 100 aircraft on this 14/15 March 1941. One of the 149 Squadron participating crews was not able to attend debriefing. The Wellington MK 1c L7858 (Call code OJ-A) was tracked by the ground radar and caught in a seachlight cone. Once coned, it was intercepted by an early 'Experten' of the Nachtjagd, Hauptmann Werner Streib of the Stab I./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Eindhoven airfield. This was his 11th confirmed kill. The aircraft crashed in Sevenum near the border with Helenav een in a swamp area at 10.32pm . There were no survivors from te crew of Sgt Hawley. In the exchange of fire Streib's Bf 110 was badly damaged by a burst from the rear gunner of the Wellington, Sgt Ward. Streib's 'funker', Oblt. Josef Schauster was seriously injured in the leg.
Charles Barrie Rogers, Son of Charles Pearson and Sarah Ellen Ball. Charles was served with the RAF in WWII and lost his life when his plane, Wellington L7858 149 Squadron crashed at Sevenum Limburg Holland.......

On March 14th 1941the Vickers Wellington L7858 with call code OJ-A
left RAF Mildenhall at 7.50pm on a bombing mission to the Gelsenkirchen Oil Refineries. 106 explosive bombs and 1370 incendiary boms were dropped in the district Scholven Buer-Mitte Hassel, according to "Gelsenzentrum, portal für Gelsenkirchener Stadtgeschichten"
The Gelsenkirchen authorities reported serious damage to the oil refinery after a raid by under 100 aircraft on this 14/15 March 1941. One of the 149 Squadron participating crews was not able to attend debriefing. The Wellington MK 1c L7858 (Call code OJ-A) was tracked by the ground radar and caught in a seachlight cone. Once coned, it was intercepted by an early 'Experten' of the Nachtjagd, Hauptmann Werner Streib of the Stab I./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Eindhoven airfield. This was his 11th confirmed kill. The aircraft crashed in Sevenum near the border with Helenav een in a swamp area at 10.32pm . There were no survivors from te crew of Sgt Hawley. In the exchange of fire Streib's Bf 110 was badly damaged by a burst from the rear gunner of the Wellington, Sgt Ward. Streib's 'funker', Oblt. Josef Schauster was seriously injured in the leg.

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