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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L E M Coote

 

Leonard Edward Morgan Coote, from Chiswick, was born on 5th July 1915 and joined the RAF in May 1940 as an Aircrafthand. He volunteered for aircrew duties and after a short radar course at Yatesbury he joined 600 Squadron at Manston on 18th July 1940 as a radar operator.

 

 

 

 

Commissioned in October 1942, he was killed on 3rd October 1943 as a Flying Officer with 46 Squadron. In an attack on a convoy off Kos his Beaufighter his Beaufighter XI JL907 was hit by flak and exploded. The pilot P/O WA Cuddie was also lost.

Coote is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial and the Alamein Memorial.

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs courtesy of Colonel C R Romberg RA, British Embassy Cairo


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