The Loss of the Robertson Crew

We have just added some interesting and unusually detailed German eyewitness reports of the loss of the Robertson crew after the Nuremburg raid of 27/28 August 1943. Lancaster JA958K crashed at Bubenreuth, near Erlangen, around 16 miles (25.5 kilometres) north of Nuremburg. Five of the crew were killed immediately, including Oliver Brock Robertson, the Canadian pilot, and two survived, one very seriously injured although he recovered.

These accounts were collected by the Bubenreuth Home Association: The Loss of the Robertson Crew – German Civilian Reports, and this account was drawn up by the MRES (Missing Research and Enquiry Service) in 1947: Robertson Crew Loss – MRES Report The accounts differ in some respects.



Categories: 97 Sqd, Casualty Branch, MRES, Burials, Dominion & Colonial Airmen, Germany

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