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Oliver Brook Robertson

CREW

Pilot: F/L Oliver Brook Robertson
Flight Engineer: Sgt W G Peel
Navigator: F/L Earl Grant Crockett
Bomb Aimer: W/O P Scott
W/Op: F/O James Clifford Frizzell
Mid-Upper Gunner:
F/S Walter Ian Leslie Wilkes
Rear Gunner: F/S Warren St Clair Hebb

LANCASTER – JA958K – Crashed at Erlangen on 28th August 1943

 

Robertson, Crockett and Frizzell were described by the Adjutant, Flight Lieutenant L G Hind, in his scrapbook, as ‘three inseparable Canadians’. The rear-gunner, Hebb, was also Canadian.

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‘Three Inseparable Canadians’

From The ORB
27/28 August 1943 Nuremburg – Bomb Load 4 x TI, 1 x 4000lb, 2 x 1000lb, 1 x 500lb

JA958K  F/L O.B.Robertson, Sgt W.G.Peel, F/L E.G.Crockett, W/O P.Scott, F/O J.C.Frizzell, F/Sgt W.Wilkes, F/Sgt W.St C.Hebb.  Bomb load as S/L Sauvage.  Up 2143 – aircraft and crew missing.

 

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James Clifford Frizzel
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Earl Grant Crockett
Extract from Bomber Command Losses
Lancaster III  JA958  OF – K.  Op Nuremberg.  T/O 2143 Bourn.  Crashed at Erlangen, where those who died were buried.  Their remains have since been taken to Durnbach War Cemetery.
F/L O.B.Robertson DFC, RCAF(+), Sgt W.G.Peel(pow), F/L E.G.Crockett RCAF(+), W/O P.Scott(pow), F/O J.C.Frizzell RCAF(+), F/S W.I.L.Wilkes(+), F/S W.StC.Hebb RCAF(+).