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The van Heerden family of the Carnarvon and Victoria West District.

Flying Office (Navigator) James William Robson

Flying Office (Navigator) James William Robson

Male Abt 1919 - 1945  (~ 26 years)      Has no ancestors and no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name James William Robson  [1
    Title Flying Office (Navigator) 
    Relationshipwith Magdalena Jacomina Petronella van Heerden
    Born Abt 1919  Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Son of George Errington Robson and Louisa Robson, of Ashington, Northumberland.
    Gender Male 
    MLTS 2 Apr 1945  Leipheim Airbase, Luftwaffe, Leipheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWII. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 515 Sqdn. Flying Office (Navigator), Service Number 165269, Age 23. Died with Lieutenant (Pilot) Emile Johan van Heerden on 02 April 1945 in De Haviland Mosquito FB.Mk V1PZ249 
    • De Haviland Mosquito FB.Mk V1PZ249. Serial Range PZ217 - PZ259. 43 Mosquito model FB.MkV1. Powered by Merlin 25 engines. Part of a batch of 250, including nine built as FB.MkXV111, delivered by De Havilland (Hatfield) between 16 May 1944 and 5 Dec 1945.
    Died 2 Apr 1945  Leipheim Airbase, Luftwaffe, Leipheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age ~ 26 years 
    Buried Cemetery (Military), Durnbach, Bad Tolz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Association Emile Johann van Heerden (Relationship: 515 Sqdn) 
    Person ID I3692  van Heerden
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 

  • Photos
    Flying Office (Navigator) James William Robson (Abt 1919 - 02 Apr 1945). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Lt Emile van Heerden SAAF with his navigator F/O J. Robson were shot down and killed attacking Leipheim Airfield in Mosquito PZ 249 2 Apr 1945.

    Documents
    Flying Office (Navigator) James William Robson (Abt 1919 - 02 Apr 1945). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1919 - Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMLTS - WWII. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 515 Sqdn. Flying Office (Navigator), Service Number 165269, Age 23. Died with Lieutenant (Pilot) Emile Johan van Heerden on 02 April 1945 in De Haviland Mosquito FB.Mk V1PZ249 - 2 Apr 1945 - Leipheim Airbase, Luftwaffe, Leipheim, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Apr 1945 - Leipheim Airbase, Luftwaffe, Leipheim, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cemetery (Military), Durnbach, Bad Tolz, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
      http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2102985/ROBSON,%20JAMES%20WILLIAM


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