The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J H Round
James Henry Round, of Netherton, Dudley, Warwickshire was born on 26th November 1912 and joined the RAFVR about September 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot.
He was awarded Aero cert 14227 at Midland Aero Club on 8th August 1936, his occupation recorded as Corn and Seed Merchant.
Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was serving with 248 Squadron in early July 1940.
On 3rd August his Blenheim came down in a field near Tranent, East Lothian but the crew were unhurt.
On 19th August 1940 he was captain of Blenheim L9457 'S' which was intercepted by Me109's of 4/JG77 off the Norwegian coast. It was shot down and Round, Sgt. WH Want and gunner Sgt. MP Digby-Worsley were all lost.
Round was 27 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 19.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner