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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. G D Oliver


George Dixon Oliver, of Gosforth, was born on 22nd December 1914, the son of John William and Sarah Oliver.

He was employed as an acoountants clerk when he joined the RAF in September 1939 as an Airman u/t Air Gunner. He completed his training and was serving with 23 Squadron at Collyweston in early July 1940.

He was killed with the squadron on 8th September 1941 as a Flight Sergeant.

Havoc I BB905 was shot down on a night intruder sortie to Lannion, it came down at Sainte Sève near Morlaix in France.

Also lost were F/Lt. PSB Ensor and F/O PA Roberts DFM.

Oliver was 26 and is buried in Kerfautras Cemetery, Brest.







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