Of Dresden, ON. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Dusten of Dresden, ON. The husband of Lois (nee Kyle), they had married 24 May, 1941, she was the daughter of town Clerk Edward Kyle. Roy was one of “Dresden’s most popular boys”. Born in Dresden and living there until he enlisted in the RCAF in 1940.
Following his enlistment Roy “studied strenuoslyat’ various training stations until he graduated as a Sergeant Air Gunner. He was then shipped out to England in the fall of 1941. He had been on operational flying ever since.
Flight Sergeant Dusten was tail end gunner in his squadron, and had completed several missions overs Germany. His plane was shot down approximately May 20th, 1942. Grave No. 57, Bergen Cemetery, Bergen am Zee, North Holland.
Killed in Action.
The DT 28/05/42 reported that Lois Dusten, of Welland, ON. received a telegram:
“Regret to inform you that your husband, Sgt. George Dusten failed to return following operations of May 20th. Letter following.
KIA – Date of Death: 20/05/1942, in Boston bomber # W8281 on Air Ops., carrying general purpose and high explosive bombs went missing over enemy held Holand Service No: R/68328.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead, Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row D. Grave 29.
Cemetery: BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY
C.V.S.M., Defence Medal
Index of Overseas Deaths, “They Shall Not Grow Old”, CM-IODE(P), DT, Janet V.