The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E S Bann
Eric Samuel Bann, from Macclesfield, was educated at Athey Street School and studied aeronautical engineering at Manchester College of Technology. He joined the RAFVR in May 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot and was called up at the outbreak of war.
Bann completed his flying training and joined 238 Squadron at Tangmere in June 1940.
On 11th August he claimed the destruction of a He111 and on 21st September shared a Ju88.
Bann's Hurricane, V6776, was severely damaged in combat over Fareham on 28th September and he baled out over Brading Marshes, Isle of Wight but was killed when his parachute failed to open.
Bann was 26. He is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery, Cheshire.