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The Airmen's Stories - P/O H D Edwards


Harry Davies Edwards, of Winnipeg, Canada joined the RAF on a short service commission in January 1939. He was posted in May to 13 FTS, Drem and with training completed went to 92 Squadron at Tangmere in October 1939.

The squadron went to France after the German attack on 10th May and on the 23rd Edwards claimed a Ju88 destroyed and two Me109’s and a Me110 as probables. On the 24th he claimed a probable Me109 and on 2nd June a He111 destroyed.

On 4th July he shared in shooting down another He111.


Edwards was shot down and killed in combat with Me109’s on 11th September 1940. His Spitfire, P9464, crashed into a wood at Evegate Manor Farm, Smeeth. The wreck was not discovered until 7th October.

Edwards was 24 and is buried in Folkestone New Cemetery, Kent.


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