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The Airmen's Stories - P/O R J Powell

 

Ronald James Powell, of Finchley, Middlesex, was born on 2nd July 1913 and was working as a bank clerk when he joined the RAFVR about September 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was commissioned, joining 248 Squadron on 28th September 1940.

Powell was killed on 2nd July 1941, still with 248 Squadron. Blenheim IV Z6171 WR*K was shot down into the sea by Me109's of 2./JG52 fifty miles NW of Texel, Holland.

Sgt. HJ Robinson and Sgt. WG Sharratt were also lost.

Powell was 28 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 34.

 

 

 

 

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