Plaque Guy Gibson & James Warwick General Cemetery Steenbergen

On the wall of the General Cemetery at Steenbergen is a Plaque in honor of Wing Commander G.P. Gibson and Squadron Leader J. B. Warwick.

The text reads:

A PERMANENT TRIBUTE TO THE PERSONEL
COURAGE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY OF
WING COMMANDER G.P. GIBSON , VC., DSO., DFC.,
LEADER OF THE RAID BY No 617 (DAMBUSTERS) SQUADRON
ON THE MOHNE, EDER AND SORPE DAMS 16th MAY 1943
AND HIS NAVIGATOR
SQUANDRON LEADER J.B. WARWICK, DFC.

BOTH OFFICERS LOST THEIR LIVES AFTER OPERATING AS
MASTERBOMBERS ON A RAID ON RHEYDT NR. MÍNCHEN GLADBACH
GERMANY IN A MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT IN WHICH THEY CRASHED
ON 19th SEPTEMBER 1944 NEAR STEENBERGEN AND ARE
BURIED (TOGETHER) IN THIS CEMETERY.

THE ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION 19th SEPTEMBER 1974.

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Source

  • Text: Dick de Bruijne
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne

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