Flight Sergeant Robert Henry Valencia was an English airman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.

He was born in 1914, in Shoreditch, the son of Dutch-born parents Jacob Emmanuel, a pianist at the time of the 1911 Census, and Kate Valencia (née Levy).

Valencia, a rear gunner in 156 Squadron, died on 13 August 1944 when his Avro Lancaster (serial PB209) was lost to an indeterminate cause while engaged on an operation against Russelsheim.[1]

He and his six fellow crew are buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.


  1. Storr, Alan (2006), RAAF Personnel Serving on Attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units in World War 2 and Missing with No Known Grave, p. 398, Retrieved 11 August 2013.