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978191   Sergeant John Samuel Orr
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/11/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 30/12/1942 (Died by accident)
Age: 21
John Orr was the son of Samuel and Evelyn May Orr. He was born about 1921. He had links to Pomeroy. John Orr was based with the Royal Air at Lough Erne, which was the largest flying boat base during the Second World War. On 30th December 1942, Pilot John Orr’s Catalina became lost in bad weather, and at 5:15pm, crashed 17 miles north-west of Omagh. It flew into Reaghan Hill in greatly reduced visibility. All on board the aircraft were killed.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Irvinestown Church Of Ireland Churchyard
  Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, 
Grave Ref: Plot 1 Grave 17
CWGC Casualty 2690445
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 340
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Aircrew Remembered Details of crew and crash
2 Aviation Safety Network Brief details of crash
3 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Memorial
4 Photo of Sergeant John Orr's grave
5 RAF Commands Minimal information
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023