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Robinson, B., Sgt., 1945
In Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 3041016 Sergeant Basil Robinson, serving with 77th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died 14/02/1945.

77th Squadron based at Elvington, Yorkshire (4th Group). Converted from Whitleys to B Mk II Halifaxes in October 1942, but these were recalled and B Mk Vs issued. On 30th November 1942, the latter were recalled pending issue of modified B Mk IIs. Between 9th and 11th November 1943, the B Mk IIs were exchanged for 20 B Mk Vs. Moved to Full Sutton Yorkshire, in May 1944 and converted to B Mk IIIs. Began converting to B Mk VIs in March 1945 and used both types for last operational mission against Wangerooge on th 25th April 1945.

Sgt. Robinson was serving with 77 Sqdn. He was a crew member of Halifax III MZ803 KN-G which took off from Full Sutton on a bombing mission to Bohlen. All the crew died.He had been involved before the war with the Air Training Corps.

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1945; W.R. Chorley; 1998; Midland Counties Publications; ISBN 0 904597 92 X

He is remembered in Durham on D47.025, D47.045 and D47.054

The CWGC entry for Sergeant Robinson

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