FAIRWEATHER – Gilbert Walter (Dick)

128618 – Flying Officer – 83 Sqn – DFC – KIA at age 22 on 22 June 1944 (see details on website 207 sqn and the International Bomber Command Centre Losses Database)

Buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Coll. grave 7. B. 8-13.

Son of Maj. Donald Norman Albert Fairweather, M.B.E., and Ethel Louise Fairweather, of Belize (former British Honduras).

[Source: CG, CWGC]

128618 – F/O Fairweather G.W. (DFC) Missing – G.D. Branch (Obs) – attested 16.941 – commissioned 1.9.42

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 – Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944]

Gilbert Fairweather+

Flying Officer Gilbert Walter (Dick) Fairweather DFC Navigator Pathfinder and Flight Sergeant Roy Farr – Roy Farr also was killed in action.
[Photo courtesy Nadia Catouse]

[Source: Unknown pulication, courtesy Nadia Cattouse via Audrey Dewjee]

4 additions to “FAIRWEATHER – Gilbert Walter (Dick)”

  1. Jerome Lee adds:

    FAIRWEATHER, GILBERT WALTER Initials: G W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 83 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 22/06/1944 Service No: 128618 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Maj. Donald Norman Albert Fairweather, M.B.E., and Ethel Louise Fairweather, of Belize, British Honduras. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 7. B. 8-13. Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY. source: cwgc. Additional info courtesy CXX, ww2chat.com:- 21-22 Jun 44 83 Sqn Lancaster III JB180 OL-T Op. Wesseling. Took off 2321hrs Coningsby. Picked up by a night-fighter which came upon the Lancaster over the target area

  2. michel beckers adds:


    I,m doing research after this airplane and his crewmembers.
    Please contact me at michel.beckers@home.nl

    Thanks in advance,

    Regards, Michel Beckers

  3. Compton Fairweather adds:

    Dear Michael’
    I am Dick Fairweather’s first cousin,he would be a few years older than me.I used to hang out with him before he went to the UK.
    A veteran of the USAF Strategic Air Command.

  4. Clive Smith adds:

    Hi Compton

    I’m interested in your cousin Gilbert as I’m writing a book about 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston.

    Any further information about him would be great?


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