The Battalion
By Col. Robert W. Black

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Bolitho
  • FORENAME
Richard
  • UNIT
617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R.
  • RANK
Sergeant
  • NUMBER
1211045
  • DATE OF DEATH
17th May 1943
  • AGE
23
  • GRAVESITE
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,Germany 21.E.1
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 1920 Kimberly,Nottinghamshire
son of William and Jane Bolitho,Portrush,Co.Antrim,Northern Ireland
RAF 1940
2 RC 25.11.1940
4 RC 9.12.1940
RAF Calshot 10.1.1941
1 RW 26.4.1941
7 ITW 10.5.1941
51 Group Pool 28.6.1941
ADRC 5.8.1941
RDU 6.10.1941
14 ITW 10.1.1942
9 AGS 5.6.1942
19 OTU 27.8.1942
1654 CU 15.10.1942
9 Squadron 23.12.1942
27 Squadron 22.1.1943
617 Squadron 25.3.1943
air gunner
Lancaster ED864
Op.Chastise (Mohne Dam)
flew into high tension cables and crashed 0015 hours near Marbeck,Germany
 

DATE OF DEATH:

17-May-1943
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