Sefton Protecting The Convoys
Flight Sergeant Robert Hanson
Written and researched by David Bohl, with the kind help of World War 2 historians world wide.
Commonwealth War Grave Commission https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/271151/hanson,-robert-charles/
Born in West Derby 1920 Robert Hanson joined Sefton probably after leaving school just before World War 2.
There are newspaper records of him playing second team rugby under captains J.C.Parkinson and H.B.King.
RAF Coastal Command 1941 - Aircraft listed as 'Missing'
|2||Sergeant||R.C.Hanson||killed||754929||RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Panel 44.|
|3||Sergeant||W.G.Busby||killed||751354||RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Panel 40.|
|4||Sergeant||H.E.Hollis||killed||912623||RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Panel 55.|
RAF Coastal Command Losses, Vol 1 by Ross McNeill, shows two 82 Sqn losses for the 23rd April 1941 but the details available suggest that both were lost over the sea. The full crew were :-
He is commemorated at Anfield Cemetery (Sec. 21. C. of E. Grave 878)
Sergeant ROBERT CHARLES HANSON