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Barre, Robert Frederick (Flight Sergeant)

Prisoner of War 1944-01-15

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Age:

Service
RCAF
Unit
207 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Semper Paratus (Always prepared)
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Marshal
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
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Bomb Aimer
Service Numbers
R/161102
270004

Took off from Spilsby at 16:31 in Lancaster Mk III (Sqn code: EM-Q Bomber Command) on a bombing raid to Peenemunde.

Shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Bad Meudon (a south-western suburb of Paris).

Killed: F/O Geoffrey Watkin James RAF KIA Hanover War Cemetery grave 4. E. 2. Sgt Edward William Hargreaves Johnston RAF POW Hanover War Cemetery grave 4. E. 1. F/Sgt John Skelton RAF POW Brussels Town Cemetery grave X 26. 39.

POWs includes Barre: Sgt Brian Connors RAF POW Stalag Luft L4 Sagan and Belaria. Sgt Alfred Jeffries RAF POW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe.) F/Lt Sidney George Pocknall RAF POW camp not listed. Sgt Stanley Thomas Willis RAF POW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe).

Avro Lancaster

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

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207 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Semper Paratus

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