The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J F Armitage
Joseph Fox Armitage joined the RAFVR in August 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and after completing his training was posted to 4 Ferry Pilot Pool on 12th May 1940. He joined 242 Squadron at Coltishall in late June and remained with them until posted away in August to 234 Squadron.
He was still with 234 on 17th June 1941 when he was shot down in Spitfire IIa P7569 on a Roadstead sortie.
No trace of him was found and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 35.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner