Service Details
Name:
GAROS
Given Name:
ALEXANDER
Initials:
A
Service No:
778783
Rank:
Sergeant
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
49 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-06-20
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Cause of Death:
Died in Aircraft Accident, Manchester I L7387, crashed North Sea off the Frisian Islands. The squadron was asked to provide 4 Manchesters for a sea search. The previous evening, Bomber Command had attacked Emden and 9 aircraft had failed to return - a sea search was made in case any of these aircraft had ditched. It was an ironic tragedy, when a 49 Squadron crew, piloted by Sgt John O'Brien RAAF and Sgt Charles Goldring (L7387) crashed into the sea themselves. Only two bodies were ever recovered
Additional
Information:
RAF Number: Enlistments in Rhodesia
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 83.

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