Pilot Officer Peter Bernard Gill EDWARDS

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 63840 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 40 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Alconbury
Died: Air Operations: (No. 40 Squadron Wellington 1C aircraft R1770), Germany, 10 July 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Gill Edwards and Elsie Mary Edwards, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

On 10 July 1941, Wellington R1770 took off from Alconbury at 0005 hours to attack Osnabruck. The aircraft was lost over Germany and two crew members were killed.

The crew members of R1770 were:

Flying Officer Guy Courtney Conran (41554) (RAF) (Pilot) PoW
Sergeant Gordon Ewart Davies (748617) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Peter Bernard Gill Edwards (63840) (RAF) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Bernard Kay (968380) (RAFVR) PoW
Sergeant S D Swindells (977529) (RAFVR) PoW
Sergeant John Alfred Tracey (938891) (RAFVR) PoW


Chorley, W.R. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 2 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1941, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1993
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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