Flying Officer Eric Henry DAWSON DFC

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 41384 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 114 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Oulton
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 114 Squadron Blenheim IV aircraft R3753), off the Dutch Coast, 10 November 1940, Age unavailable
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hugh George and Agnes Dawson, of Epping, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK

On 10 November 1940, Blenheim R3753 took off from to attack aerodromes in the Netherlands. The aircraft was shot down by fighters off the Dutch coast and all three crew members were killed.

The crew members of R3853 were:

Flying Officer Eric Henry Dawson DFC (41384) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant John Robert Graham Lamb DFM (581017) (RAF) (Observer)
Sergeant William White DFM (6259910 (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Chorley, W.R. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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