The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D W Halton
Derrick Wilson Halton was born in 1919 in Northampton and joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot and was called up on 1st September that year. He completed his training at 5 FTS Sealand and was posted to 615 Squadron at Kenley in early July 1940.
Halton was shot down in combat on 15th August and reported 'Missing'. His Hurricane, P2801, may have gone into the sea off Deal.
Halton was 21 and is commemorated at Runnymede, panel 14.
Derrick with his wife Margaret
(Above photographs courtesy of Peter Halton)
(Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner)
The post-war research into missing Battle airmen, including Halton, is well documented in 'Finding the Few' by Andy Saunders (Grub Street ISBN 13:9781906502553).