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Robert Francis McIntyre

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Robert Francis McIntyre

October 2, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/101201

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

149 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Andrew Nesbit McIntyre and Kathleen Mary McIntyre, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 97 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

20. D. 9.

Location:

The town of Nijmegen is 16 km south of Arnhem. JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is 4 km south west of Nijmegen, 1 km south of the main Grave-Nijmegen road. Folowing the A73 exit at the junction Nijmegen Wijchen taking following directions to Nijmegen along the A32b entering Nijmegen on the Graafseweg. On reaching the Industrieterrein a Commission signpost directs visitors to turn left onto the Weg Door Jonkerbos. Shortly after appears a further signpost showing the left hand turning onto Oude Mollenhutseweg. The JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is located on 150 metres after entering the Oude Mollenhutseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Robert Francis McIntyre is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Robert Francis McIntyre is also 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
  • Photo of Robert McIntyre– In memory of the students from the University of British Columbia who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The Netherlands
Stirling aircraft was airborne 1906 2Oct42 from Lakenheath and was shot down by a night-fighter, crashing at 2132 at Kronenberg (Limburg) 13 km WNW of Venlo, Holland, where the crew were initially buried. They were subsequently re-interred in Jonkerbos War Cemetery. The pilot was S/L W.R.Greenslade DFC AFC MiD, from Youngstown, Alberta. who had joined the RAF. 
Sgt. McIntyre was the only other Canadian on board.  The RAF crew members killed were: Sgt M.K.Smith; Sgt F.L.Hughes; Sgt E.L.Moore; F/S W.Orange; and  Sgt B.F.Goldsmith. 
(Source:  //lostbombers.co.uk)
  • War Memorial– Kamloops Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Battle Street and 2nd Avenue, Kamloops, British Columbia.   Includes honour roll tablets listing 189 names for World War I and 92 names for World War II.  Unveiled on May 24th, 1925.   Inscribed:  C.E.F. - NOR TIME NOR TIDE CAN EVER EFFACE THE MEMORY OF OUR GLORIOUS DEAD.
  • Inscription– Kamloops Cenotaph, British Columbia. Detail of the Tablet listing names for World War II.
  • Memorial– Memorial for the crew of Short Stirling R9167 with call code OJ-N which crashed in the village of Kronenberg in The Netherlands on October 2nd 1942. All crew members lost their lives. Amongst them was Sergeant Air Observer Robert Francis McIntyre from Vancouver. The memorial was unveiled on October 7th 2017 in Kronenberg - The Netherlands.

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