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- J A Weber -


John Arthur Weber, or Arthur John Weber

Service details

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1169330 Arthur John Weber, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Bembridge School War Memorial

Date of Death :13th June 1943
Where buried or commemorated :Reichswald Forest
War Cemetery
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk III
of 50 Sqn RAF
Crew :
Pilot:Flt/Sgt A J WeberCWGC record ...
Flight Engineer:Sgt M C CarterCWGC record ...
Navigator:P/O M R Felsen, RCAFCWGC record ...
W. Op/Air Gnr.Flt/Sgt F NormanCWGC record ...
Air Gnr.Flg/Off V W Ferguson, RNZAFCWGC record ...
Air Gnr.Sgt R C KerleyCWGC record ...
Air BomberFlt/Sgt R GoldstrawCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off at 22.03 hrs from RAF Skellingthorp for Ops on Bochum but was shot down by nightfighters (Oblt Dietrich Schmit of 8/NJG1) and crashed at 01.30 hrs at Ahaus where all the crew were buried. Subsequently, the crew's bodies were re-interred at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

Weber had been a pupil at Bembridge School.

Information provided by John Bloodworth


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