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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Frederick John Blute -


Frederick John Blute, husband of Rhoda Maude Blute, of Orpington, Kent.
Commemorated on the Freshwater War Memorial

Service details

Flying Officer (Air Gunner) 133000 Frederick John Blute, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

Date of Death :21 April 1944 aged 33
Where buried or commemorated :Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.III ND785 HW-B of 100 Sqn
Crew :
Pilot :Flt/Lt J H InnsCWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt C C DaviesCWGC record ...
Navigator :Sgt E UsherCWGC record ...
Air Bomber :Flg/Off G C TinclerCWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Sgt K PeartonCWGC record ...
Air Gunner (Mid Upper) :Flg/Off F J BluteCWGC record ...
Air Gunner (Rear) :Sgt H T G FlintCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off at 23.41 hrs from Grimsby on operations to Koln, and is believed to exploded in mid-air scattering debris over a wide area of the Ruhr. The body of Flg/Off Blute was found in the Rhine on 7 May 1944. Five of the crew are buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery; Sgt Davies is buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Sgt Pearton was never found, and his name is inscribed at the Runnymede Memorial.

Flg/Off Blute received the DFM while on duty with 12 Sqn on 12 January 1943.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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