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Robert Foster Christie

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Robert Foster Christie

May 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/88365

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

429 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of George Arthur and Jemima McDonald Christie; husband of Helen Christie, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 273 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

5. H. 8.

Location:

BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY is located 39 Km north west of Antwerp and 19 Km after passing the Border into the Netherlands. The N11 connects Antwerp to Bergen op Zoom via Kapellen, Pulte, Hoogerheide and finally on to Bergen op Zoom. On reaching Bergen op Zoom railway station turn right onto the Stationsplein and after 200 M turn right onto the Bredastraat. Follow this road for 500 M where it becomes Wouwsestraatweg and carry straight on for 2.5 kilometres. The street name has now changed to the Ruytershoveweg and the BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY can be found on the left of this street. Steps into cemetery (not suitable for wheelchairs).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– This is a copy of a newspaper clipping that my dad, Bruce Christie, had of his brother going on a flying mission with Jimmy Stewart, the actor, during WWII. Dads brother, Robert Chritie is pictured second from the right, at top.
  • 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 Robert Foster Christie is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Robert Foster Christie is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of ROBERT FOSTER CHRISTIE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ROBERT FOSTER CHRISTIE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ROBERT FOSTER CHRISTIE– Robert  back row at left. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– P/O Christie served on Halifax LW 124 in 429 Squadron.  On the night of May 24/25, 1944
the crew was airborne 2256 from their home base at Leeming, Yorkshire, on a mission to attack two railyards at Aachan.  It was shot down by Flak near Tilburg, crashing into a wood between Tilburg and Dongen.   A total of five crews did not return from this raid, with seven airmen taken Prisoners of War.

Those killed on LW 124 were initially buried at Tilburg, and later re-interred in the Canadian section of Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.  The two airmen with P/O Christie are:

P/O (FE) William McG. Stewart, from Goodlands, Manitoba
P/L (P) De Leon  Fernandez, age 27, from Guatemala City

P/O K. H. Jackson, RAF, has no known grave and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

F/O R. B. Rudd, F/S H. Dawson, RAF,  and WO2 L. M. Shelter were taken Prisoners of War.  WO2 Shelter was captured in Antwerp.
Information from //lostbombers.co.uk; CWGC


P/O (FE) William McG. Stewart, from Goodlands, Manitoba
P/L (P) De Leon  Fernandez, age 27, from Guatemala City

P/O K. H. Jackson, RAF, has no known grave and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

F/O R. B. Rudd, F/S H. Dawson, RAF,  and WO2 L. M. Shelter were taken Prisoners of War.  WO2 Shelter was captured in Antwerp.
Information from //lostbombers.co.uk; CWGC

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