Roberts, Albert Ernest
|Date of Death
|Next of Kin
|Son of Isreal and Elizabeth Jane Roberts (née Lee), of Spitalfield Lane, Chichester. Husband of Doris Jessie Roberts (née Harding), of Hythe, Kent, whom he married in Elham, Kent in 1941.
|Avro Lancaster III
IBCC Memorial Information
|Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
|Country of Origin
|Birchwood Way, Birchwood Estate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
|Brick Memorial & Inscribed Marble Obolisk
|To the memory of the Air Crews and Ground Staff who gave their lives whilst serving with No 50 Squadron and No 61 Squadron, 5 group, Bomber Command The Royal Air Force 2nd World War 1939 to 1945. No 50 Squadron "From defence to attack" Operated from Waddi
|Memorial Gardens, Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
|Brick Memorial with Inscribed Marble Stone
|Royal Air Force Skellingthorpe. My brief sweet life is over, My eyes no longer see, No Christmas Trees, No summer walks, No pretty girls for me, I've got the chop - I've had it, My nightly ops are done, Yet in another 100 years I'll still be twenty one. R
|Born March 1922, Chichester, Sussex. Probate showed his wife as living in Willowhayne Close, East Preston, Sussex.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
|Record of Events (Operational Record Book) AIR 27/487/32
|Summary of Events (Operational Record Book) AIR 27/487/31
Last Operation Information
|Night (5% moon)
|Mine laying - Deodar region (Bordeaux)
|Reason for Loss
|Lost without trace. May have fallen victim to two light flak ships which were reported by other crews to be in the vicinity.