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Scott, Robert Alexander Leslie (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1943-08-16

Birth Date: 1907-09-08 (age 36)

Son of Robert Scott and Mary Aann Catherine (nee Donald) Scott, of Montreal, Province of Quebec

Home: Prescott, Ontario

61 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Per Purum Tonantes (Thundering through the clear air)
RAF Syerston
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Air Gunner (Rear)
Service Numbers

Lancaster Mk.I/III DV186

Bombing Milan Italy 1943-August-15 to 1943-August-16

61 Squadron RAF (Per Puram Tunantes) RAF Syerston. Lancaster BIII aircraft DV 186 QR-R was shot down by a Focke-Wulf FW190 night fighter piloted by Leutnant Detlef Grossfuss of 2/NJG2, returning from an operation against targets in Milan, Italy. The Lancaster crashed at a farm near Le Bosc Robert, La Vespiere, Calvados, France with the loss of the entire crew and three French civilians on the ground

Flight Sergeant R A L Scott (RCAF), Flight Sergeant J D Pigeau (RCAF), Flying Officer F Clough (RAFVR), Sergeant A Hulmes (RAFVR), Sergeant P M H Salmond (RAFVR), Flight Lieutenant R Steer (RAFVR) and Sergeant H F Webster (RAFVR) were all killed in action

The civilians killed were: Mr. Almyre Girard, deputy mayor of La Vespiere (aged 78) Mr. Jean Houguet (aged 23) and the young Pierre Dupendant (aged 10)

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General Lancaster DV186 (Bosc-Robert) - La Vespiere-Friardel on 16 August 194...

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Flight Sergeant Scott had previously been employed by the Royal Bank of Canada from July 25, 1927 at the Montreal West, Quebec branch. After serving at various Montreal branches, Scott was appointed as accountant to the Prescott, Ontario branch January 9, 1939 and from here enlisted in the RCAF, March 1, 1941}}

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Crew on Lancaster Mk.I/III DV186

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Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
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The Avro Lancaster is a British Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the same wartime era.

The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". Originally developed as an evolution of the Manchester (which had proved troublesome in service and was retired in 1942), the Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins and in one version, Bristol Hercules engines. It first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it was the main aircraft for the night-time bombing campaigns that followed. As increasing numbers of the type were produced, it became the principal heavy bomber used by the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing the Halifax and Stirling. Wikipedia

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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I/III DV186

Delivered to No. 61 Sqn 20 Jun 1943. Missing on operation to Milan 16 Aug 1943. 132 operational hours.

61 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Per Purum Tonantes

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