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Barker, T., Sgt., 1942
In Rozendaal Private Cemetery, 6km north east of Arnhem, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 1310625 Sergeant Thomas Barker, serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 16/08/1942.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

Sgt. Barker was killed when Vickers Wellington III DF666 of 156 Squadron was lost on a mission to Dusseldorf. It was shot down by a Luftwaffe night-fighter flown by Oblt. Manfred Meurer of III/NJG1, with the loss of all five crew members. The crew are buried in the private burial ground of Baron van Pallandt, which lies in the grounds of the castle of Rozendaal, now a public park.
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1943;W.R. Chorley; 1996; Midland Counties Publications; ISBN 0 904597 90 3, page 184

He is remembered in Blyth on B42.23


The CWGC entry for Sergeant Barker

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk