BEDFORD, RONALD ERNEST EDWARD

Birthplace
United Kingdom
Age
20
Parents
Son of Ernest Albert and Jane Rosaline Bedford of Stanmore, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Service number
1331222
Date of death
1942-07-30
Died
Killed in action, Belgium
Force
RAF Observer
Plot 1 | Row AA | Grave 2

"GONE FROM US BUT NOT FORGOTTEN NEVER SHALL YOUR MEMORY FADE, MY DARLING SON"

Military grave
Additional info

In the early morning of 30 July 1942 the inhabitants of the Belgian villages of Olmen and Balen were woken by a fierce air battle over the town. A German night fighter targeted a Wellington bomber of No.142 Squadron returning from a raid on Saarbrucken. The fight was finally resolved in a victory for German fighter ace Oberleutnant Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin. The bomber crashed in a meadow near Olmen and immediately caught fire. All six crew members were killed in the crash.

source: go2war2.nl