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Flt Lt Hope-Robertson, Moffat

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Flt Lt Hope-Robertson, Moffat Reply with quote

UKNIWM Not listed

Located outside Dowding House RAFA Sheltered Housing Project, Moffat. OS Map Ref NT 085 053.

Name: HOPE-ROBERTSON, ALASTAIR TENNANT
Initials: A T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 578 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 21/07/1944
Service No: 127900
Additional information: Son of Laurence Hope-Robertson and of Mora Tennant Hope-Robertson (nee Sloan), of Moffat, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 664.
Cemetery: HEERDE GENERAL CEMETERY

He attended the Loretto school in Edinburgh and this from the Lorettonian society website:

Flight Lieutenant Alastair Tennant Hope-Robertson

Flight Lieutenant Hope-Robertson, The Royal Air Force (V.R.), was born on 19th April 1923, and at Loretto from May 1933 to April 1941. He was in the VI Form and a Lance-Corporal in the A.T.C. After being an R.A.F. cadet at Aberdeen University for a short time, he underwent training at Falcon Field, Arizona, U.S.A., and was commissioned there in August 1942. In 1943 he served for three months in the Middle East, and afterwards took part in raids on Germany. While acting as Pilot and Captain of a Halifax bomber he was killed in action over Holland on the night of 20-21st July 1944, and is buried together with four of his crew in Heerde cemetery, near Apeldoorn.

"He was one of the most outstanding Captains of Aircraft known since the formation of the Squadron." (No. 578)





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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the lost bombers website:

Halifax MZ511 Information
Type Halifax
Serial Number MZ511
Squadron 578
X1D LK-M
Operation Bottrop
Date 1 20th July 1944
Date 2 21st July 1944
Further Information

"Serial Range MZ500 - MZ544. 45 Halifax Mk.111. Part of a batch of 360 HP61 Halifax Mk.B.111. MZ500-MZ544; MZ556- MZ604; MZ617-MZ660; MZ672-MZ717; MZ730-MZ775; MZ787-MZ831; MZ844- MZ883; MZ895-MZ939. Delivered by The English Electric Co. (Salmesbury & Preston) between 11Mar44 and 31Mar44. MZ511 was one of six No.578 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation. See: LK834; MZ556; MZ572; MZ617; MZ696. Airborne 2305 20Jul44 from Burn. Shot down by a night-fighter (Maj. Martin Drewes, 111./NJG1), crashing 0130 between Oldebroek (Gelderland) and Heerd, where those killed are buried in the town's General Cemetery. F/L A.T.Hope-Robertson KIA Sgt G.Johnson KIA P/O J.Smith PoW F/O K.C.Parsons Evd F/S D.F.Jones KIA F/S T.R.Gunn KIA F/S G.H.Jones KIA P/O J.Smith was interned in Camp L1, PoW No.5188. "
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72221
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