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The Airmen's Stories - AC2 C F Cooper

 

Charles Frederick Cooper of Wolverhampton was born on 28th January 1920 and employed as a Grocers assistant when he joined the RAF in June 1940 as an Aircrafthand.

He volunteered for aircrew and after a short radar course he was posted to 600 Squadron at Redhill on 26th September 1940 as a Radio Operator.

 

 

 

He was a member of the crew of Blenheim BQ-M L4905 which had engine failure during a routine patrol in the early hours of 3rd October 1940. It crashed into trees on high ground at Broadstone Warren, Forest Row, Sussex in heavy rain. The pilot, P/O CA Hobson, Sgt. DE Hughes, gunner and Cooper were killed.

Cooper is buried in Holy Trinity churchyard, Heath Town, Wolverhampton.

He was 20 years old.

Cooper was one of a number of aircrew who flew operationally in the Battle of Britain without rank or flying badge.

 

   

 

 

 

 




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