DAVEY, Robert Eric

At around 0130 hours on 4 March 1945, No. 460 Squadron Lancaster aircraft NG 502 was shot down by a Ju-88 (Operation Gisela) flown by Fw Heinrich Conse of 7./NJG5 and fell, burning, into fields near Barfield House, Langworth, some 10 kms north east of Lincoln. Two crew members were killed. The crew members of NG502 were: Flight Sergeant Robert Eric Davey (437403) Flying Officer Stanley Richard Gannon (430515) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 16 April 1946 Flight Lieutenant George Raymond Grinter (10799) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 12 July 1946 Flying Officer Raymond John Jackson (430761) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 4 January 1946 Flight Sergeant Francis Duncan Kelly (428468) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 4 February 1946 Sergeant Alan Streatfield (1568148) (RAFVR) Flying Officer William Boyd Warren (420312) (Pilot) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 11 February 1946

Last Name
DAVEY
Given Names
Robert Eric
Service Number
437403
Date of Birth
04/01/1925
Birth Location
Salisbury S.A
Enlistment Date
30/01/1943
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
01/04/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 37
Intake Date
01/04/1943
Kill Date or Discharge Date
04/03/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle UK Lincoln UK
Date of Death
04/03/1945
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Cambridge City Cemetery UK
Notes

At around 0130 hours on 4 March 1945, No. 460 Squadron Lancaster aircraft NG 502 was shot down by a Ju-88 (Operation Gisela) flown by Fw Heinrich Conse of 7./NJG5 and fell, burning, into fields near Barfield House, Langworth, some 10 kms north east of Lincoln. Two crew members were killed. The crew members of NG502 were: Flight Sergeant Robert Eric Davey (437403) Flying Officer Stanley Richard Gannon (430515) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 16 April 1946 Flight Lieutenant George Raymond Grinter (10799) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 12 July 1946 Flying Officer Raymond John Jackson (430761) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 4 January 1946 Flight Sergeant Francis Duncan Kelly (428468) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 4 February 1946 Sergeant Alan Streatfield (1568148) (RAFVR) Flying Officer William Boyd Warren (420312) (Pilot) Survived, Discharged from the RAAF: 11 February 1946

Posting on Death
460 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN USB
1 WAGS DAVEY Robert Eric - 437403

Acknowledgements

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