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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. H T Archer


Harold Thorpe Archer was born on 6th April 1915 in Northampton and joined the RAFVR in May 1939 as a u/t WOp/AG. He was called up on 1st September 1939.

After completing his training he joined 23 Squadron at Ford on 1st October 1940.

In 1941 he was serving with 7 Squadron, operating Stirlings from Oakington, Cambridgeshire.

He was killed on 30th June 1941 whilst flying in Stirling I N6001 which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Hamburg.

Also lost were:

Sgt. RL Barrett RAAF
Sgt. MG Brown
F/Sgt. BW Grocock
S/Ldr. WTC Seale
F/Sgt. RE Walls
Sgt. L Whittle

Archer is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Germany.


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