On Thursday, 07 August 1941, (a part of) the aircraft of the 15 squadron (RAF), took off for a mission to Essen in Germany from a station (airfield) in or near Wyton.
One of the crew members was Flight Sergeant R A Ross. He departed for his mission at an unknown time.
He flew with a Short Stirling (type I, with serial N3658 and code LS-E). His mission and of the other crew members was planned for Friday, 08 August 1941.
Information by Jaques Arts, Groesbeek
The Short Stirling N3658 15 Sqdn. on a Mission August 7-1941 to Essen Germany
Unit Code (Radio) LS-E
Airbase Wyton Huntingdonshire U.K.
Date of Crash August 8, 1941
Time of Crash 2:37 hrs LT.
Location of Crash Overasselt, province Gelderland, Holland
Shot down by night fighter of I/NJG1 From Venlo LWB, Holland.
Night Fighter Flown by Lt. Loos Seven Crewmembers KIA.
Three Civilians were killed (husband , his wife, and their son, seven months old). The House in which they lived totally destroyed
F/O, Pilot Frank James Needham (29) 101032 RAF (VR)
S/Ldr, Second Pilot John Vivian (27) 37138 RAF
Sgt. Air Obsever George Wilbert Jeffrey (24) R53751 RCAF
Sgt. Stanley Henry Broyd (33) 618322 RAF
Sgt. WOP/AG John Turner Corbett (24) 977033 RAF (VR)
F/Sgt. WOP/AG Robert Alexander Ross (25) 979551 RAF (VR)
Sgt. WOP/AG Kenneth Leslie Rowley (24) 748690 RAF (VR)
They are all buried at Uden War Cemetery, Holland, plot 4.I.1 to 7. The map gives the location where "De Morsheuvel" has been standing and where the crash occurred.
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