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  • aevans10
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Oct 2011
    • 26

    R Oldfield air gunner 1438969 sergeant

    By chance my allottment (not a great year) is next to Boythorpe Cemetery Chesterfield. Recently a Commonwealth
    War graves sign appeared, so I went to find them. There are four graves, one which is for Sergeant R Oldfield, air gunner died 3/3/43 aged 21. Does anyone have any information which might shed some light on this young man?

    Thanks
  • Reckless Rat
    Talking ******** as usual
    • Dec 2011
    • 107

    #2
    According to this link, Lancaster W4864 of 460 Sqn, crashed on a night navigation exercise.
    My Lord, I have a cunning plan...

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    • aevans10
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Oct 2011
      • 26

      #3
      Many thanks for that very swift reply. Sounds like a very short war with a familiarly sad end.

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