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.
13 May 1943 they were sent on a mission to
Duisburg. His crew
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
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
is buried in a communal grave with his
Pilot, F/S Alderton, in Plot 69. Row C. Coll.