The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W C Richards
William Charles Richards was born on 5th June 1916 in Coventry and was working for a telephone company when he joined the RAFVR about December 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot.
Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 235 Squadron in early October 1940.
Above (L to R): Sgt. W Mason, Sgt. RR Stretch, Sgt. WC Richards of 235 Squadron.
Above image courtesy of the family of Sgt. RR Stretch
Commissioned in July 1941, Richards was killed on 11th August 1941 as a Pilot Officer with 235.
Blenheim IV P6908 LA-F took off from Sumburgh for a patrol but failed to return.
Richards is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 34.
Also lost were:
Sgt. JDRH Archibald
Sgt. JC Mason
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner