The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D H Proudman
Douglas Harry Proudman, of Devizes, Wiltshire was born in 1920 and after leaving school was employed at Westinghouse Engineering works in Chippenham.
He joined 248 Squadron in mid-July 1940 as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.
He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4459 of No 3 (C) OTU, which crashed in a forced landing at Luscott Farm near Ash Barton in Devon on 25th April 1941, he was treated in North Devon Infirmary, Barnstaple but died on the 27th from a fractured skull.
He is buried in Devizes Cemetery.