Personnel Index - Detail

Name
O'BRIEN
First Names
Charles
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
580463 (NCO) 45486 (Officer)
Crew Position
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Posting Details
Posted in 2/40 and out 10/40

 

Flew at least 30 Hampden operations with 49Sqn.

Pilot Officer O'Brien was killed on 2nd June 1942 with 16 OTU on a "1000 Bomber Raid" to Essen.

He is buried in Agedem Canadian Cemetery.
 



Photographed by Bruno Gielis.
(Bruno has found the crashsite and about 200 little fragments of the Wellington)
 


 

Extract is from Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses
 

The casualties were initially buried in the village of Perk (10km NE of Brussels) before being moved to Adegem.

A memorial remains in the original cemetery.
 



All images are courtesy of Bruno Gielis.
 

 



Dutch: Hulde aan twee Britse militaire vliegeniers

English: Honour for two British military airmen