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532066   Sergeant George Fleck
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 05/09/1942 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
George Fleck was the son of William and Elizabeth Fleck. George was born about 1917. Flight Engineer Sergeant George Fleck served with the Royal Air Force. Sgt Fleck was on a mission to Bremen in a Lancaster bomber with No. 207 Squadron Syerston. There were no wireless communications received from R5755 from the time of take off. The aircraft failed to return to base. Reports from other Captains of squadron aircraft stated, that the visibility over the target was good and no cloud with fairly light winds. One Captain reported no enemy opposition of any form. It is thought that R5755 had been shot down by Oberfeldwebel Heinz Vinke of 11./NJG2 at 02:50 hrs and had ditched in the Ijsselmeer. George was 25 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial
  Runnymede, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 83
CWGC Casualty 1270113
Summary      
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
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1 'Aircrew Remembered' Details of Fl/Eng: Sgt. George Fleck's final mission
2 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead