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The Airmen's Stories - P/O F N Cawse


Frederick Norman Cawse was born on 10th July 1915 in Wolverhampton. He was employed as a bank cashier in Oxford when he joined the RAFVR about March 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939 he completed his training at 11 FTS, was commissioned on 8th June 1940 and then went to 6 OTU for conversion to Hurricanes. He joined 238 Squadron at Middle Wallop on 7th July 1940.



He was killed on 11th August when he was shot down by a Me109 in a combat off Weymouth. His Hurricane, P3222, crashed into the sea.

Cawse's body was washed ashore on 18th September 1940 on the French coast. He was 25 and is buried in the Cayeux-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery, France.





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