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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D F Roberts


David Francis Roberts, of Penylan, was born in Cardiff on 4th February 1909, the son of Morgan Thomas Roberts and Margaret Roberts.

He joined the RAF in September 1939 as an Airman u/t Air Gunner.

Roberts completed his training and was posted to 25 Squadron, flying Blenheims, in late May 1940 and promoted to Sergeant in June.

He was killed on 3rd April 1941, still serving with 25 Squadron.

His Beaufighter X7541 crashed, cause unknown, at Burghley Park near Wittering. The pilot, Sgt. HI Maxwell, was also killed.

Roberts was 32 years old and is buried in All Saints' churchyard, Wittering, Northamptonshire.





He is also commemorated on a memorial in Plasnewydd Presbyterian Church (below).




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