The Airmen's Stories - P/O W C Hall
William Clifford Hall of Ovington, Northumberland was born on 14th January 1911 and employed as a nurseryman at his father's market garden business when he joined the RAFVR about August 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer.
Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was commissioned. He was serving with 248 Squadron at Gosport by May 1940.
He was detached to No. 1 (C) OTU Silloth on 31st May for further training. He rejoined 248 on 25th June 1940 and was still with the squadron on 3rd November 1940.
He was killed on 14th April 1941 as a Flying Officer with No. 1 PRU when Blenheim IV V5376 was shot down by flak and fighters near Flushing.
F/O JK Flynn and F/Sgt. RA Stephens were also lost.
Hall was 30 and is buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery, Flushing, Netherlands.
Above image courtesy of Des Philipett