The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. T W Savage
Thomas Wood Savage of Porthill, Stoke-on-Trent, was born in mid-1920 and attended Wrekin College before joining the family printing company Warwick Savage Ltd.
Savage joined the RAFVR as an Airman u/t Pilot in April 1939. He was called up on 1st September.
He completed his training and was posted to 64 Squadron at Leconfield on 14th October 1940.
He was commissioned in August 1941. Savage was serving as a Flight Lieutenant with 92 Squadron when he was killed on 10th July 1943. His Spitfire JL182 went down in the sea when attacking some Ju88s which were attacking Allied shipping off Avola, Sicily.
There is a possibility that his aircraft was hit by Allied anti-aircraft fire.
He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.