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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C F J Cole


Charles Frederick John Cole was born in the first quarter of 1921 in Christchurch, Dorset and joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer.

He was called up on 1st September 1939 and after completing his training joined 236 Squadron at St. Eval on 3rd September 1940. He flew his first operational sortie on the 6th.



Above: P/O SG Nunn (seated on wing) in an uncaptioned photograph with two crew members. The handholds identify it as a Blenheim and the 236 Squadron ORB shows that he always flew with Sgt. CFJ Cole and Sgt.S Sheridan but it is not possible to say which is which.


Image courtesy of the family of SG Nunn.



Cole's subsequent service is currently undocumented but it may be assumed that he survived the war as he married Doreen OJ Anstey at Bournemouth in October 1948.




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