Between January 1943 to March 1944, 419 Squadron was involved in over 200 sorties involving 2400 crewing operations losing 59 aircraft, a rate of one in every 40. 415 men were either killed or taken POW during those 15 months, averaging 4 crews a month. The average crew survival rate was between 2 and 3 months when about 20 missions would be flown. In particular the attacks on German cities intensified from early October when more than 100 crews were regularly dispatched to bomb Frankfurt, Mannheim, Berlin, Magdeburg, Leipzig and Nuremberg.
The final location is at N54 30.ABC W001 26.DEF.
A = On the rear of the memorial is a dedication plaque, last number of the squadron this person was attached to.
B = How many squadrons are listed on the front of the memorial.
C = How many individual names are listed on the front of the memorial.
D =The nearby bench has a plaque to ex-LACW Nellie Dumbrell, the first digit of the date when she died.
E=How many letters in the abbreviated title of the medal awarded to Robbie Robson,on the rear dedication .
F =Front inscription, 6th line, 2nd word minus 6th line 4th word.
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