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.