LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Robert Ernest COX

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 41670 (RAF)
Born: Location, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 108 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 108 Squadron Anson aircraft N5177), Oxfordshire, 31 October 1939, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard, Oxfordshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Christina Barbara Cox, of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

On 31 October 1939, Anson aircraft N5177 and N5158 were destroyed in a mid-air collision near Weston-on-the-Green, 6 km south west of Bicester, Oxfordshire. All three crew members from both aircraft were killed.

The crew members of Anson N5177 were:

Pilot Officer James Doan Cody (40366) (RAF)
Pilot Officer Robert Ernest Cox (41670) (RAF)

The Pilot of Anson N5158 was:

Flying Officer Dennis Richard Dale Green (33189) (RAF)

References:

Chorley, W.R. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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