George Fleck

Sergeant George Fleck of Glengormley, Co. Antrim served in R.A.F. 207 Squadron at his time of death on a bombing raid over Bremen on 5th September 1942.


George Fleck


Sergeant George Fleck (532066) served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He was the son of William Fleck and Elizabeth Fleck of Glengormley, Co. Antrim.

Fleck died on 5th September 1942 aged 25 years old, while serving in R.A.F. 207 Squadron. He was a flight engineer on Avro Lancaster R5755 EM-N. The crew took off at 0030hrs from R.A.F. Syerston, Nottinghamshire, England on a night raid of Bremen, Germany. The base received no radio communication from the bomber during the entire raid. Other crew reported good visibility, no cloud, and light winds. One Captain reported no enemy opposition at all.

Reports suggest a night fighter piloted by Oberfeldwebel Heinz Vinke of II/NJG2 shot down the Mark I Lancaster. It crashed near Ijsselmeer, Netherlands at 0250hrs killing all 7 crew members.

George Fleck has no known grave and his name is on Panel 83 of the Runnymede Memorial, Egham, Surrey, England. His name is also on the family headstone at Saltersland Presbyterian Church, Loup, Co. Londonderry.

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