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Rudd Royal Robert

 

Born 2 Jan 1913 Bishopsbourne Road Devonport Tasmania to Bertie Andrew and Inza Christina Rudd, Flt Sgt Rudd was married and working in Victoria as a radio announcer when he enlisted in the RAAF. 

Flt Sgt Rudd was attached to 78 Squadron RAF and was mid upper gunner on Halifax LV877 which took off from RAF Breighton on the 11th April 1944 with orders to bomb rail installations at Tergnier France.  Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base.

It was later established that the aircraft crashed at Pierrecourt.  Six of the seven crew including Flt Sgt Rudd were killed.  They were buried in the Poix-de-Picarde churchyard Somme France.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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