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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D H Baddeley

 

Douglas Hiram Baddeley, from Dalton, Huddersfield, was a pre-war groundcrew member of 616 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force. Called up on 24th August 1939, he volunteered for Air Gunner training and on completion of training was posted to 25 Squadron at North Weald in early October 1940.

He was a Flight-Sergeant when he was killed on operations aged 25 on 26th June 1942. His Wellington IC, DV721 'N' of No 26 OTU, failed to return from the 1000 Bomber raid against Bremen.

Also lost were:

F/O A Sharples
WO CJ Stirling
F/Sgt. HH Jordan
F/Sgt. AR Watkins

 

Baddeley is buried in Kiel War Cemetery, Germany.

 

 

(Photograph courtesy of Dean Sumner)



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