- Surnames starting with the letter R. 

George Ryle DFC

Rank:Sqn Ldr (Air. Gnr)Number:79219
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:7 Sqn RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Bomber Command
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:GermanyGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Durnbach Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born June Qtr 1910 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/662.

Flying with 7 Sqn (Pathfinder), they took off at 22.26 hrs from RAF
Oakington in a Lancaster Mk III - No. JB676 MG-K for a bombing raid on
Freidrichschafen.   The a/c was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at
Reichenbach, 2Km east south east of Lahr/Schwaszwald.  The entire crew of
seven died in the crash.

Sqn Leader Ryle had joined the RAF in 1940 when commissions were being
offered for suitable candidates applying for Air Gunner posts.

The other crew members were:- Wing Commander W.G. Lockhart DSO, DFC & Bar: 
Sgt. J.E. Johnson:  Sqn Leader J.L. Martin DFC & Bar:  Flt. Lt. L.D.
Goldinggay DFC:  WO2. W.W. Bigoray DFM, RCAF:  Sgt. F.W. Sheilds.

M.I. - "In some corner of a foreign field that is forever England".

Commemorated on the family grave in Sale Cemetery.

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