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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J G B Fletcher


John Gordon Bewley Fletcher, from Wadhurst, was born on 24th November 1919 in London.

He enlisted in the RAFVR in November 1938 as an Aircrafthand with 604 Squadron. He later remustered as an Air Gunner and was called to full-time service on 24th August 1939.

He was serving with 604 on Blenheims at Northolt at the start of the Battle.

He married Joyce Corrie at Lambeth in July 1940.

On 25th August 1940 he was aboard Blenheim L6782 when it crashed near Witheridge, Exeter while on an operational sortie. Fletcher, the pilot Sergeant C Haigh and LAC AL Austin were all killed (report below).



Fletcher was 20 years old and is buried at Forest Row Cemetery, Sussex.

His grave shows the rank of Flight Sergeant though he is listed by the CWGC as a Sergeant.




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