George William Gerring

Pilot Officer George William Gerring died on 24th June 1944 when Liberator FL977 came down in bad weather on Binevenagh Mountain approaching RAF Ballykelly.

Pilot Officer

George William Gerring

90925

Pilot Officer George William Gerring of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada served in the Royal Canadian Air Force attached to RAF 59 Squadron at RAF Ballykelly, Co. Londonderry.

Pilot Officer George William Gerring (90925) served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He was the son of David Gerring and Martha Gerring, of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

George died on 24th June 1944 aged 23 years old. He was a Wireless Operator / Air Gunner attached to RAF 59 Squadron on board Consolidated Liberator FL977 H-59. The plane was carrying out a radio-controlled approach to RAF Ballykelly, Co. Londonderry.

The crew had received orders to return to the airfield and the last radio contact was at 0416hrs on 24th June 1944. In bad weather, the bomber crashed into the slopes of Binevenagh Mountain on its third approach. There were no survivors.

Remembering the crew of Liberator FL977

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankRoleInformation
JenkinsIvor BramwellFlying OfficerPilotRAFVR 169575.
LoganFrancis GeorgeWarrant Officer Class I2nd PilotRCAF R/101611.
RevellReginald Richard JamesWarrant OfficerNavigatorRAF 564007.
WilsonWilliam HarveySergeantFlight EngineerRAFVR 1069103.
LewisHarry GwynneSergeantWireless Operator / MechanicRAF 550742.
GerringGeorge WilliamPilot OfficerWireless Operator / Air GunnerRCAF 90925.
WallaceWilfred ClarkWarrant Officer Class IWireless Operator / Air GunnerRCAF R/134952.
CoombeHenry GordonWarrant OfficerWireless OperatorRNZAF 421266.

George William Gerring’s grave is in Section W, Grave 3 of Finlagan Church of Ireland Churchyard, Tamlaght, Co. Fermanagh.