Robert Francis Gourlay                      Updated: 10 MAY 2021

Airman: a096007.htm Surname: Gourlay Init: R F Rank: Sgt Service: RCAF Sqdn: 10

P_link: p116.htm Plane: HAL DT520 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Sea off Langeland

Crash_d: d011042 Buried_d: b071042 C_link: c096.htm At_Next: Svinø

Den 1. oktober 1942 styrtede HAL DT520 i havet omkring her ud for Nordenbro, Langeland under et bombetogt
til Flensborg. Hele besætningen omkom.

Den 2. oktober 1942 blev R. F. Gourlay fundet drevet ind på kysten nær nedstyrtningsstedet.
Han blev begravet på Svinø Kirkegård en 7. oktober 1942. (Kilde: AOD)

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Robert Francis Gourlay, 22 år, canadisk statsborger, var gift
med Catherine Watson Gourlay.
(Kilde: CWGC)

5 af de 7 flyvere blev begravet i Odense og 2 på Svinø Kirkegård. (Kilde: FAF) 7 flyvere.

On 1 October 1942 HAL DT520 crashed into the sea about here off Nordenbro, Langeland on a bombing raid
on Flensburg, here. All of the crew perished. See p116MACR.

On 2 October 1942 R. F. Gourlay was found drifted ashore close to the crash site.
He was buried in Svinø Churchyard on 7 October 1942. (Source: AOD)
Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Robert Francis Gourlay, 22, a citizen of Canada, was the
husband of Catherine Watson Gourlay. (Source: CWGC)
Blessed are the pure in heart: They shall see God  His name is engraved on the
Memorial Wall at the BC Museum of Canada. The Canadian Virtual War Memorial has this.
He is remembered on The Walls of Names at the International Bomber Command Centre, Phase 2, Panel 171.

5 of the 7 airmen were buried in Odense and 2 in Svinø Churchyard. (Source: FAF)
See No. 10 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * RAF 10 Squadron Association.
Halifax * Halifax Print * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum
Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum * Halifax Mk III at YAM 2019
Halifax II DT520 ZA-J took off from RAF Melbourne  at 18.00 hrs on 01 OCT 1942.
Aircrew Remembered has  this).  7 airmen.