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Black, J., Sgt., 1944
In Rieux Communal Cemetery, France, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 1531244 Sergeant Joseph Black, serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 16/06/1944.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

Sgt. Black was the Flight Engineer on Avro Lancaster II LL690 JI-J of 514 Squadron, which was lost on a mission to bomb railway yards at Valenciennes. The Lancaster is thought to have been shot down by a Luftwaffe night-fighter, and crashed between the two small villages of Iwuy and Rieux-en-Cambresis, near Cambrai, with the loss of all seven crew members.

Joseph Black is remembered in Byker on B95.07 and B95.13

The CWGC entry for Sergeant Black

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