Sergeant Robert Trevor Gibson (1036711) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during World War Two. Before enlisting, he lived at 171 University Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim.
Gibson was Flight Engineer on Handley Page Halifax BB326 with No. 1659 Heavy Conversion Unit. He died on 12th November 1943 as the plane came down after taking off from RAF Halfpenny Green, Worcestershire at 1315hrs. Sergeant Gibson was 21 years old.
Remembering the crew of Halifax BB326
|Last Name||First Name(s)||Rank||Role||Information|
|Patman||George Keith||Pilot Officer||Pilot||RCAF J/18941|
|Ferneley||Francis Newton Salisbury||Flight Sergeant||Navigator||RCAF R/154156|
|Blair||David Michael||Flying Officer||Air Bomber||RAFVR 132955|
|Fuller||Godfrey Purdon||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||RAFVR 1318951|
|Gibson||Robert Trevor||Sergeant||Flight Engineer||RAFVR 1036711|
|Sharp||David||Sergeant||Flight Engineer||RAFVR 1566236|
|Ross||Keith Douglas||Flight Sergeant||Air Gunner||RCAF R/129274|
The impact threw Pilot Officer TM Murdock (J27606) clear of the burning wreckage and he was the only survivor.
Robert Trevor Gibson’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section B, Grave 68 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.