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Sergeant John Samuel “Jack” Orr

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Sergeant John Samuel “Jack” Orr

Birth
Ireland
Death 30 Dec 1942 (aged 21)
Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Burial Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Plot Plot 1, Grave 17
Memorial ID 98155724 View Source
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978191 Sergeant John Samuel Orr.
Pilot.
The Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Aged 21.
Son of Samuel Orr & Evelyn May née Copping Orr, of Armagh.





A Catalina Flying Boat, FP 239, of 131 Operational Training Unit, was based at RAF Killadeas, Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
It crashed at Reaghan Hill, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, on 30 December 1942, at approx. 17.15. The aircraft appears to have been on a training exercise.

The crew comprised

John Samuel Orr
Pilot.
Frederick Herbert Hilling
Pilot.

John Edward Slade
Flight Engineer / Air Gunner.

William J. Nichol
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner.
Arthur Horton Perkins
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner.
Charles Bernard Ridge
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner.

Robert Mercer Adams
Air Observer.

Matthew James Hall Newman
Air Gunner.

George Wilson Lowther

Leslie Greenhalgh
Leading Aircraftman

Daniel Ward Yates


Inscription


Crest of The Royal Air Force

978191 Sergeant
J. S. ORR
Pilot
Royal Air Force
30th December 1942 age 21

+

those who loved him
will never forget

Gravesite Details The north-facing headstone is very worn, and the inscription is almost illegible.


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