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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
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- Roy Whittington -


Roy Whittington, Son of Harry and Hilda Whittington, of Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Commemorated on the Ryde World War II Memorial

Service details

Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) 1851166 Roy Whittington, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reseve

CWGC record ...

Date of Death :16 September 1944
Where buried or commemorated :Dordrecht General Cemetery, Netherlands
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.I LM169 WP-R2 from 90 Sqn.
Crew :
Pilot :F/O P W TooleyCWGC record ...
Navigator :F/O H JohnsonCWGC record ...
Air Bomber :F/O J E BrownCWGC record ...
Wireless Operator /
Air Gunner :
F/O D S ThomasCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt E J SmalldonCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt L M GillCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off on 17th September at 21.28 hrs from RAF Witchford to bomb flak positions at Moerdijk in support of Operation Market Garden, but while over the target they collided with another Lancaster bomber (LM693 K-T from 115 Sqn), which crashed 10 miles away. All the crew in both aircraft were killed. Those from the 90 Sqn aircraft are all buried at Dordrecht.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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