Sergeant Rudolph Angel Antonio Forte was a Scottish airman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.

He was born in 1923, in Hawick, the son of Italian-born Massimino and Maria Pace Forte, of Dundee.[1]

Aged 21 Forte, an air gunner with 76 Squadron, died on 21 January 1944, when his Handley Page Halifax (serial LK922) was shot down by a German night-fighter while on a raid against the Magdeburg synthetic oil plant. Three of the seven crew survived to be taken prisoner.[2]

He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.


  1. Forte Family Tree, Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  2. Halifax (LK922), Retrieved 23 October 2015.


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