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Bartlett, Richard Edward "Dickie" (Lieutenant Commander)

Prisoner of War 1940-06-13

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Birth Date: 1919-04-21 (age 21)

Son of Christopher Pennycuick and Dora Margaret (nee Smales) Bartlett, of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. Brother of W/C CS Bartlett (RAFVR)

Home: Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan

803 Sqn- Squadron (FAA)
HMS Ark Royal
Sub Lieutenant (Acting)
Service Numbers


Took off in Skua #2955

Shot down after dive bombing attack on the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

Sub Lt (A) RE Bartlett (RNFAA) and TAG LG Richards (RNFAA) force landed in Trondheimsfjord, Norway 13 June 1940. Taken Prisoner of War by the Germans 31 August 1940

Prisoner of War. German POW. At Stalag XXA underground fort at Torun, Poland 1945. Liberated May 1945

Lt(A) Bartlett was BROTHER of W/C CS Bartlett (RAFVR)(Can), killed in action 1944-06-13 on 434 Squadron Halifax LW 173 WL-K during an operation over Arras, France

Canada's Naval Aviators by John MacFarlane and Robbie Hughes pages 8-9

General Black Thursday - a disasterous Fleet Air Arm raid I Naval Air History

Blackburn Skua

last update: 2023-09-14 15:56:48

Skua 2955

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