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Flying Officer Richard Reginald Irvine

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Flying Officer Richard Reginald Irvine

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 6 Jun 1944 (aged 32)
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial Harold's Cross, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot 368-B12
Memorial ID 51639835 View Source

J/21536 Flying Officer [Air Bomber]
Richard Reginald Irvine
The Royal Canadian Air Force.
426 Squadron (Thunderbird)

He was noted as an Air Bomber, but given his rank, he was possibly also a Co-Pilot.

Son of Robert King Irvine & Caroline Irvine, of Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

Birth
Richard Reginald Irvine, son of Robert King Irvine & Caroline Irvine, formerly Groombridge, was born on 28 December 1911, at 2 Irvine Crescent, North Wall, Dublin.
His father was noted as a Gentleman.
He was a twin.
Robert Reginald Irvine was born at 3.15am on 28 December
George Burnside Irvine was born later on 28 December. The time was not stated.

Death.
His death was registered in Kings Lynn district, Norfolk, England, in the quarter ended June 1944.

It is believed that the flight was carrying out a bombing mission of coastal batteries near Trouville in Normandy, in support of D-Day landings, and crashed on the return.
The squadron was then using Handley Page Halifax (Mark 111) bombers, which normally had a crew of seven.
Pilot, Navigator, Flight Engineer/Second Pilot, Wireless Operator, Bomb Aimer/Front Gunner, Mid Gunner, Rear Gunner.

Those who died were
Flying Officer Joseph Francis Terence Beesley Pilot
Pilot Officer Roy Frank Carol Air Gunner
Pilot Officer Graham Wilson Durnin Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Pilot Officer Morris Soren Forsberg Air Gunner
Flying Officer Richard Reginald Irvine Air Bomber
Flying Officer Roy Hodson Tranter Navigator/Air Bomber

His name is commemorated on
Mount Jerome Cemetery War Memorial

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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 26 Apr 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 51639835
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51639835/richard-reginald-irvine : accessed ), memorial page for Flying Officer Richard Reginald Irvine (28 Dec 1911–6 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 51639835, citing Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium, Harold's Cross, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .