The Airmen's Stories - F/O P Wyatt-Smith
Peter Wyatt-Smith, of Lanarkshire, joined the RAF on a short service commission in January 1939. He flew with 263 Squadron in Norway in May 1940 and throughout the Battle.
He arrived in Malta from the Middle East in a Sunderland on January 20th 1941 and joined 261 Squadron. Wyatt-Smith returned to the Middle East in May 1941 and served later with 73 Squadron.
He was killed on January 5th 1945 in a flying accident while serving with 165 Squadron. Mustang KH555 of 20 MU stalled on take-off at Aston Down.
Wyatt-Smith was 26 and is buried in Haycombe Cemetery, Englishcombe, Somerset.