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ORBELL, ERIC

Aircraft Information
Aircraft
Serial Number
Markings
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country United Kingdom
Burial/Memorial Place Chorley Wood (Christ Church) Churchyard
Grave Reference S.E. corner.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 221
Enlistment information
Service Number 1352331
Service Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group 3
Squadron Waterbeach
Trade Ground
Country of origin if different United Kingdom
Last Operation information
Start Date
End Date
Takeoff Station Waterbeach
Day/Night raid
Operation
Reason for Loss Killed in an enemy air raid on RAF Waterbeach on 3rd Feburary 1941. Died of his injuries the following day. A German Dornier Do17Z dropped nine bombs alongside the westerly hangar, damaging the runway, just one month after the station opened and a month before it was due to recieve 99 Squadron, which went ahead to plan.