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Reginald Sydney Nurse

Rank:Flight SgtNumber:1496525
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:408 (R.C.A.F.) Sqn RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Bomber Command
Died:25/02/1944
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1921 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/299,
the son of Sidney Alfred & Elsie Kate Nurse (nee Haward).

Flt. Sgt Nurse took off from RAF Linton-on-Ouse in a Lancaster Bomber No.
DS844 - EQ-X at 20.48 hours on the 24th February 1944 for an operation to
Schweinfurt, Germany.  The aircraft is believed to have been shot down into
the River Rhine.  The crew of seven piloted by Pilot Officer H. Sherlock
DFC were killed on this mission.  Three of them, including the pilot and
Flt. Sgt Nurse, are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, the other four
rest in the D├╝rnbach War Cemetery. 

A total of 35 British Bombers were lost that night on the Schweinfurt raid.
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