The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W D Penfold
William David Penfold, from London, was born on 30th December 1917 and was working as a neon sign works manager when he joined the RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer.
Called up at the outbreak of war, he completed his training and joined 236 Squadron at Thorney Island in August 1940.
After completing his tour on Blenheims Penfold later did a second tour, this time on Catalinas.
Commissioned in January 1942, Penfold subsequently became an Air Staff Officer (Maritime Operations).
He was released from the RAF in 1947 as a Squadron Leader MBE.
Penfold died in June 1977 in Trafford, Manchester.