Personnel Index - Detail

First Names
Robert Harold
Service Number
Crew Position
Air Gunner
Date of Death


Photographed by Malcolm Brooke
Part of the panel at Runnymede

The Runnymede image was created by artist Paul Reid using photographs taken by Jo Cockburn and Malcolm Brooke

6/7 June, 1942; EMDEN:

In good weather conditions, a main force of 233 aircraft set out to attack the German town of Emden. With only a slight ground haze over the target, successful bombing results were achieved by the crews. 49 Squadron detailed 7 aircraft for the operation, but only 5 managed to become airborne from Scampton by 23.30hrs.The price of success was paid for in the loss of 9 crews out of the total force - 3 Manchesters, 3 Wellingtons, 2 Stirlings and 1 Halifax failed to return.
The crew piloted by F/Lt Roger Paramore DFC (L7287) came down in the sea; they have never been recovered.
In the space of just one week, the Manchester's heinous reputation had been proven within 49 Squadron, after the grievous loss of 5 aircraft and 35 airmen.

Manchester L7287
F/L R.E.R. Paramore DFC Pilot (Missing)
Sgt H. Whittemore 2nd Pilot (Missing)
P/O H.J. Vincent A/OB (Missing)
Sgt H.C. Hood W/AG (Missing)
Sgt A. Logie W/AG (Missing)
Sgt R.H. Seaton A/G (Missing)
Sgt J.H. Pollock A/G (Missing)