Vincent John Mervyn Donaldson

574813, Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Vincent Donaldson, Age 20
57 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died 09 January 1943

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 574813, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 09/01/1943. Age 20.

 

Son of Robert Donaldson and Alfreda Anna nee Oates of Harrow, Middlesex. In 1939, Robert a Warrant Officer in the Royal Air Force, the family were living at 3 WO Married Quarters, Carr Road, Felixstowe. 

 

Vincent was Flight Engineer on Lancaster ED319 which took off from Scampton at 1722 hrs, 9th Jan 1943. They were shot down by a night fighter over Holland crashing near Utrecht. All seven on board were killed & are buried at Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. 

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Grave at Amersfoort General Cemetery

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Royal Air Force

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Lancaster Bomber