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The Airmen's Stories - F/O E M Frisby


Edward Murray Frisby of Cropston, Leicestershire was born on 22nd April 1917.

He was awarded Aero Certificate 14220 at Leicestershire Aero Club on 20th August 1936, his occupation being recorded as 'Boot factor'.



Frisby joined 504 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force in 1938 and was commissioned in October. He was called to full-time service on 28th September 1939 and served with 504 throughout the Battle of Britain.

Frisby was killed on 5th December 1941 serving with 6 EFTS as a Flight Lieutenant. He was piloting Tiger Moth II N6968 which collided with Wellington X9799 of 20 OTU near Piddington, Northamptonshire.

His student LAC DQ May and the Wellington crew were also killed:

F/O CE Beloe
Sgt. AG Johnstone
Sgt. HS Loader
Sgt. DJ Marcus
Sgt. JH Mattingly
Sgt. TA Nesbitt
Sgt. SG Parrott
Sgt. H Wright

Frisby is buried in St Cuthbert's churchyard, Great Glen, Leicestershire.



When his mother died in 1953 she bequeathed £1000.00 to Harrow School to set up the 'Edward Murray Frisby Memorial Fund' to award annual prizes in the Art School.



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