Robert Frederick Goodman

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Warrant Officer (Air Bomber) 1319008

Marital status: Married

Home address: 23 Thicket Road, Kingswood

Pre-war occupation: Timekeeper, Bristol Aeroplane Company

Date of birth: 27/02/1916

Date of death: 22/12/1944

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Treorchy Cemetery, Glamorganshire. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 28

Further information:

Robert attended St. George Secondary School, Bristol and in 1939 was living in Kingswood with the Grove family and working in Filton. He married Lucy Louvain Vaughan in Bristol in Autumn of 1940 shortly before he enlisted in the RAF in the November.

Robert's 83 Squadron was stationed at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire and on the day of his death, Robert was aboard Lancaster bomber PB533, returning from a bombing mission of a German oil plant at Politz, Poland, when they hit bad weather. The bomber was consequently diverted to another airfield in Lincolnshire, RAF Metheringham, which had a fog dispersal system, but sadly the aircraft crashed on attempting to land. Seven out of eight of those on board, including Robert, were killed.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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