Service Details
Name:
RICHARDS
Given Name:
THOMAS BRYAN
Initials:
T B
Service No:
160150
Trade:
Pilot
Rank:
Pilot Officer
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
44 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1944-06-22
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Date of Birth:
1922-09-06
Age:
21
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, Wesseling Raid 21/22 June 1944, Lancaster ME804 took off from RAF Dumholme Lodge at 2326 on an operation to bomb the oil refinery works at Wesseling along with 132 other Lancasters and Mosquitoes, shot down by German nightfighter
Additional
Information:
Son of Thomas Owen and Hylda Mary Richards, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. Born on September 6th, 1922, and entered Gaul House in January, 1938. Having passed the Cambridge School Certificate Examination, Richards left Plumbtree in April, 1940, and shortly afterwards he attested in the R.A.F., receiving his preliminary training in Rhodesia before proceeding overseas. On Plumtree School Roll of Honour
Commemoration
Country:
Belgium
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Locality:
Genk, Limburg
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Cemetery:
GENK COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Coll. grave 4465-4467.

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