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Commonwealth War Graves Steenbergen

(Netherlands, the - North Brabant - Steenbergen)

On a civilian cemetery in Steenbergen is the grave of Wing Commander G.P. Gibson and his navigator Squadron Leader J.B. Warwick.

On a plaque close to the grave is the following text written:

"A permanent tribute to the personal courage and devotion to duty of Wing Commander G.P. Gibson, VC., DSO., DFC., leader of the raid by No. 617 (Dambuster) Squadron Royal Air Force Bomber Command on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams 16th amy 1943 and his navigator Squadron Leader J.B. Warwick, DFC.
Both officers lost their lives after operating as master bombers on a raid on Rheydt nr. Munchen Gladbach Germany in a Mosquito aircraft in which they crashed on 19th september 1944 near Steenbergen and are buried (together) in this cemetery.

The Royal Air Forces Association 19th september 1974"

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Source

  • Text: Hans Molier
  • Photos: Anneke Moerenhout (1,2,3,5) & Fedor de Vries (4)

Address and contactinformation

Address:
Nassaulaan
Steenbergen
WWII grade:
100%
Rating:
60%

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Algemene Begraafplaats Steenbergen

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Amongst others, the following persons are buried here or mentioned on the Wall of Missing (Overview)

Gibson, Guy Penrose
* August 12th, 1918
September 19th, 1944
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