The Airmen's Stories - P/O M C Corner
Malcolm Charles Corner was born in 1907 in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. He volunteered for aircrew duties in the RAF, travelled to England and was commissioned as a direct-entry Air Gunner in April 1940. After completing his training he joined 264 Squadron, operating Defiants from Kirton-in-Lindsey, in September 1940.
His subsequent postings are unclear but he is recorded as moving to 141 Squadron, also with Defiants, on 2nd October 1940. Corner transferred to the Admin and Special Duties Branch on 5th June 1941 and joined 142 squadron as Adjutant on 10th December 1941. It is likely that because of his age he did not from then on hold any flying appointments.
Corner was a Squadron Leader when he died at Ambala, India on 23rd April 1945. There is no record of an aircraft loss on this day so the cause may have been illness or an accident of some kind. He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.
Above cemetery images courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project