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Frank Oliver


Flight Sergeant, 1183624  Died 30/09/1942 [aged 21], Royal Air Force


Frank was born at Colley Gate, Cradley and was the son of George and Violetta Oliver, of Hagley, Worcestershire.  He was educated at Stourbridge Grammar School and joined the Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve.


On August 30th, 1941 he was posted to No.51 Squadron of Bomber Command as a Flight Sergeant.  The squadron was transferred to Coastal Command operating out of Runnymede, from where Frank carried out bombing missions and anti-submarine patrols.


For his exploits Frank received the Distinguished Flying medal published in the London Gazette supplement on October 27th, 1942. It was reported that, “Flight Sergeant Oliver has always shown great keenness for operational flying and is a good Captain and very hard working.”


ADDRESS: Netherend Unitarian Chapel, Park Lane, Cradley

GPS Location:  N. 52.46367558 W. -2.09709329

Memorial Location: Chapel yard


Frank Oliver - Audio Commentary
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