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Arthur George Dollery

Service details

Sergeant 1602251 Arthur George Dollery (Flight Engineer), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Bembridge War Memorial and at Bembridge Holy Trinity Church.

Date of Death :6th October 1944
Where buried or commemorated :Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Aircraft :Handley Page Halifax Mk.III LW129 BM-G of 433 (RCAF) Sqn
Pilot :Pilot Officer V G Valentine
Flight Engineer :Sergeant 1602251 A G Dollery RAFVR CWGC record ...
:Warrant Officer I J92158 J Lee, RCAF
:Flying Officer J37872 H English, RCAF
Wireless Operator /
Air Gunner :
Pilot Officer J92135 J E Tazuk, RCAF CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Pilot Officer C95172 A E McGraw, RCAF CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Pilot Officer J90667 W M Ritchie, RCAF CWGC record ...

The aircraft took off at 16.00 hrs from RAF Skipton-on-Swale for Ops over Dortmund, but was shot down by flak whilst bombing. Four crew were killed, and three were taken prisoner. P/O Valentine was a PoW in Camp L3, P/O Lee and F/O English in Camp 6J. The four deceased were buried in adjacent graves at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

Sgt Dollery lived at Nunwell Park, Brading, Isle of Wight, but is not commemorated on the Brading memorial.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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