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Wellington IC R1588 crashed in the North Sea 14/9-1942.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 22 OTU Bomber Command and was coded DD-?
T/O 23:27 Stratford. OP: Bremen.


The Wellington must have crashed into the North Sea.
Air Gnr F/S Robert H. Galipeau RCAF was found drifted ashore near Lakolk on the island of Rømø on 16/10 and was laid to rest in Kirkeby cemetery on 20/10-1942. Dr. Hülzer from Sylt officiatet at the graveside ceremony.

Pilot P/O Frank H. de Nevers RCAF, Observer Sgt Robert G. Hill RCAF, W/Op-Air Gnr. F/S Peter Sutherland and W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt H. F. MacArthur RCAF have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

It should be noted that Galipeau and MacArthur were American citizens from Minnesota and Massachusetts who had joined the Canadian air force.

 


  (Sherry MacArthur)

W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt H. F. MacArthur RCAF

 


(Sherry MacArthur)

W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt H. F. MacArthur RCAF

 



Sources: BCL, CWGC, KK, UA.
 

 

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