Robert James Tomlison was a Mosquito pilot with 418 Squadron.
In memory of
ROBERT JAMES TOMLINSON
who died on June 3, 1944
- Service Number: J/14398
- Age: 29
- Force: Air Force
- Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
- Division: 418 Sqdn.
- Son of Robert Thompson Tomlinson and Sarah Jane Tomlinson, of Sherbrooke, Quebec; husband of Mary Margaret Tomlinson.
Grave Reference: Row C. Grave 4.
Poix is a small town 28 kilometres south-west of Amiens. The 16th century church with its surrounding churchyard is on the Amiens-Rouen road, about 200 metres from the centre of the town and the British plot is opposite the west door of the church.
Tomlinson’s picture is from this one…
I found all about him watching Battlefield Mysteries Bandits of the Air on History Channel.
This documentary is about Mosquito pilots flying intruder missions.
During the second world war, the Intruders & their Mosquito aircraft were a brilliant synthesis of man and machine – often penetrating hundreds of miles into enemy territory and executing some of the most daring and successful raids of the entire war.
In this episode we return to the battlefields above Europe to reveal the legend of the Intruders – the incredible airmen the Germans called the Bandits of the Air.