Robert Trevor Gibson

Sergeant Robert Trevor Gibson of University Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 12th November 1943.

Sergeant

Robert Trevor Gibson

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Sergeant Robert Trevor Gibson was a Flight Engineer on Handley Page Halifax BB326 when it came down at RAF Halfpenny Green, Worcestershire in November 1943.

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 NameFirst Name(s)RankRoleInformation
PatmanGeorge KeithPilot OfficerPilotRCAF J/18941
FerneleyFrancis Newton SalisburyFlight SergeantNavigatorRCAF R/154156
BlairDavid MichaelFlying OfficerAir BomberRAFVR 132955
FullerGodfrey PurdonSergeantWireless Operator / Air GunnerRAFVR 1318951
GibsonRobert TrevorSergeantFlight EngineerRAFVR 1036711
SharpDavidSergeantFlight EngineerRAFVR 1566236
RossKeith DouglasFlight SergeantAir GunnerRCAF 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.