Sergeant Robert Aiano  
 

 

Sgt. Robert Aiano - RAFVR

 

Sgt Robert Aiano was serving as a mid-under gunner on board Halifax Mk.BIII MZ-529 coded SE-E during an operation to Montzen on April 27/28, 1944. The aircraft was shot down by a nightfighter killing four crewmembers including Sgt. Aiano, two became POWs and two evaded capture.

The other crewmembers were:

P/O

R.E.

Hazael

Air Gunner

RCAF

KIA

P/O

A.L.

Gabel

Air Gunner

RCAF

KIA

P/O

W.E

Woodrow

Pilot

RCAF

KIA

P/O

J.J

Lyng

Bomb Aimer

RCAF

POW

F/O

L.L

Anderson (DFM)

Wireless Air Gunner

RCAF

POW

P/O

D.

Harrison

Flight Engineer

RCAF

Evd

F/O

W.R.

Knowlton

Navigator

RCAF

Evd

 

 

 

  Photo courtesy of Nicola O'Riordan Finlay, research by Linda Ibrom.