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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. H Sheard


Horace Sheard of Dewsbury, Yorkshire was born on 14th January 1921 and joined the RAF in March 1939 as an Aircrafthand.

He volunteered for aircrew duties, completed his training and joined 236 Squadron on 24th July 1940.

He was killed on 21st March 1941, still serving with 236.

Bristol Blenheim IVf Z5755 ND-L was abandoned in bad weather on return from escorting the convoy Scent. The aircraft crashed at Tregrey Farm, Otterham. Sheard had parachuted first near Boscastle but was never found. P/O Barron and Sgt Thornton landed safely.

Sheard was 20. He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 52.




Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner



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