Sergeant
Robert Edward Sloan

1919 - 13 May 1943

Belfast, Northern Ireland - Amsterdam

 

 

Robert Edward Sloan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1919. He was the son of Robert and Catherine Sloan.

After joining the Royal Air Force, he became a navigator on Lancaster bombers with 61 Sqn.

On 13 May 1943 they were sent on a mission to Duisburg. His crew consisted of:
F/S P H Alderton
Sgt S Lupton
Sgt R E Sloan
P/O J V O Wood RCAF
Sgt W J Reid RCAF
Sgt C D Whitehall
Sgt J Thomas

They took off at 00.05 in Lancaster W4269-QR from their base Syerston.

The Lancaster was hit by flak and crashed at 02.06 into the zuiderzeepark in Amsterdam.

The whole crew perished and are buried at the Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery. Sgt Sloan was 24.

He is buried in a communal grave with his Pilot, F/S Alderton, in Plot 69. Row C. Coll. grave 10.


61 Sqn RAF
 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

See also:
Sgt S Lupton
F/S Peter Alderton
P/O J V O Wood
Sgt W J Reid
Sgt C D Whitehall
Sgt J Thomas

Acknowledgements:
Mr. Dave Cheetham
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