ROBINSON, RONALD JAMES DFC

Age
28
Service number
110612
Date of death
1942-06-02
Died
Belgium, Killed in Action
Force
Awards
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Cemetery reference
Plot 3 | Row AA | Grave 2

"YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH I WILL FEAR NO EVIL"

Military grave
Additional info

On Monday, 01 June 1942, the R.A.F. Wellington IC DV763 XG-H2, took off at 23:12 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid. This time the target being Essen, Germany. 
The aircraft was shot down above Tervuursesteenweg in Perk, Belgium by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Walter Ehle and Oberfeldwebel Hans Weng of the Stab II./NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 G9+CC from Sint-Truiden, Belgium airfield. 

Crew:
Pilot Officer (110612) Ronald Robinson (Distinguished Flying Cross) (Pilot) - Buried in Adegem, Belgium.
Flying Officer (45486) Charles O’Brien (Observer)  - Buried in Adegem, Belgium.
Flight Sergeant J.M Forster (Radio Operator) (Prisoner of War) 
Sergeant E.T. Beal, RCAF (Prisoner of War) 
Sergeant Harold Edison DeMone (Distinguished Flying Medal) (Air Gunner), RCAF (Safe in U.K.)

ROBINSON, Ronald James DFC
courtesy of Bruno Gielis

Walter Ehle crashed accidentally on November 18, 1943 in Sint Truiden, Belgium. He is now buried at German War Cemetery in Lommel, Belgium.

Walter Ehle and Hans Weng
Hauptmann Walter Ehle (left) and Oberfeldwebel Hans Weng (right) of the Stab II./NJG 1
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