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Nelson Robert Perry

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Nelson Robert Perry

November 29, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/95539

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

101 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Martin Nelson Perry and Leola L. Perry, of Seeley's Bay, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 415 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 25. C. 5-10.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of NELSON ROBERT PERRY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Identification– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Nelson Robert Perry– Photo courtesy of Keith Perry, Seeley's Bay, brother of Nelson.
Photo of then Sgt. Perry on leave after receiving his AG wings.
  • Group Photo– photo courtesy of Keith Perry, Seeley's Bay, brother of Nelson.
Two of the crew were Canadians. 
Their names are as follows Left to Right:
Standing Back Row:-
Nelson Perry, Mid-Upper Gunner; RAF Eric Voce, Wireless Operator; Ken (unidentified); RAF John Lyons, Pilot; RAF Alban "Danny" Danson, Bomb Aimer; RAF Don Scott, Engineer; Eric "Russ" Russell, Navigator;
Kneeling, 
Front Row L - R 
R. G. "Dick" Winchester, RCAF, Rear Gunner; only survivor-PoW, 
3 RAF ground crew.
  • Photo of Nelson Perry– http://www.heritagemakers.com/projectBrowserStandAlone.cfm?projectId=1670884&productId=5&projectSponsor=505144

Hoping this link works, a collection book in memory of Nelson.
  • Photo of Nelson Perry
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Lancaster Bomber– A rare photo of 101 Sqdn. Lancaster showing the two aerials for the radio jamming equipment.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Photo courtesy of Keith Perry, Seeley's Bay, brother of Nelson.
Photo from Kingston Whig Standard which shows local men who graduated from AG school (names were reversed).  They are from Left to Right:
Sgt. G. T. McMaster; Sgt. Nelson Perry KIA; Sgt. C. C. Merriman KIA;  Sgt. M. Blad; Sgt. Jack Scott, PoW.
  • Letter– Letter to parents accompanying P/O Nelson's operation wings.
Courtesy of bother Keith Perry.
  • Certificate– P/O Nelson's Operational Wings certificate.
Courtesy of bother Keith Perry.
  • Biography
  • Biography (Page 2)
  • Medals– On display at Seeley's Bay Royal Canadian Legion Branch 491
donated by brother, Keith.
  • Silver Cross– Mother's silver cross from brother Keith in Seeley's Bay.
  • Badge– Nelson's Air Gunner badge from his brother Keith, Seeley's Bay.
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Nelson Robert Perry is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Nelson Robert Perry is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Martin Baselier, Holland
  • Grave Marker– Photo by Martin Baselier, Holland.

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