The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W Peebles
William Peebles joined the RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was serving with 235 Squadron as a WOp/AG on Blenheims by June 1940.
He was killed aged 19 on 7th May 1941 as a Flight Sergeant with 240 Squadron.
Catalina AH536 BN-P crashed while attempting a night landing on Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.
Also lost were:
F/Lt. PC Thomas
F/O HH Hirst
P/O KB Fuller
P/O DW Hockey
Sgt. JL Elwell
Sgt. JS Hesk
Sgt. HE Wilson
LAC HA Cottam
LAC LR Holmes
Peebles is commemorated on a memorial at the crash site and also the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 37.