Another Mosquito pilot from Quebec

Robert James Tomlison was a Mosquito pilot with 418 Squadron.

In memory of
Flying Officer
who died on June 3, 1944

Military Service:

Service Number: J/14398
Age: 29
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 418 Sqdn.

Additional Information:

Son of Robert Thompson Tomlinson and Sarah Jane Tomlinson, of Sherbrooke, Quebec; husband of Mary Margaret Tomlinson.

Burial Information:


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.

Got to tell you this that just came in the comment section…

Got to tell you this…

A daughter of one of these sailors wrote me a comment…

My father is in the top picture of the survivors of the HMCS Athabaskan and he was a POW. He is Douglas Laurie and is the 2nd from the right, top row [peak hat].

Great to find this web site.

It’s great to find another sailor’s relative.

Douglas Laurie

Full speed ahead…

In memoriam
Pierre Bachant 1928-2010