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The Airmen's Stories - P/O G M Head

 

Geoffrey Mons Head was born in 1919, possibly in South Africa, and joined the RAF on a short service commission in April 1939. He was serving with 219 Squadron at Catterick by early July 1940.

 

Standing: Sgt. RV Cook, Sgt. GT Williams, Sgt. C Beveridge, P/O RV Baron, P/O RC Hall, Sgt. S Austin, Sgt. DC Bunch, Sgt. E Combes

Seated: Sgt. HF Grubb, Sgt. EG Grubb, P/O WGM Lambie, F/O JC Carriere, F/O HG Goddard, F/Lt. JH Little, F/O JG Topham, P/O GM Head, P/O J Sinclair, Sgt. OA Dupee, Sgt. HK Crook.
Centre on ground unknown.

 

 

On 12th October he was flying Blenheim L1113 when it experienced engine vibrations during a routine night patrol. The engines were throttled back but the aircraft stalled and crashed at Court Lodge Farm, Ewhurst. Both crew bailed out but P/O RV Baron was killed when his parachute failed.

On 8th February 1941 Head was carrying out practice AI interceptions in Beaufighter R2074 with another 219 aircraft when he radioed that his aircraft was filling with smoke. Nothing further was heard and the Beaufighter came down at Gumber Farm, Slindon in Sussex. Head was killed along with Sgt. RF Willis and Sgt. T leDong.

Head was 22 years old and was cremated at Woking Crematorium, Surrey.


 

 

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