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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. H Smith

 

Harry Smith joined the RAFVR in October 1939 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t WOp/AG.


After completing his training he joined 235 Squadron at Bircham Newton in mid-September 1940 and flew his first operational sortie on the 21st. This was an aerodrome patrol with F/Lt. PAM Stickney as his pilot.


Still serving with 235, Smith failed to return from operations on 15th June 1941. Blenheim IV V5452 LA-N was on an anti-shipping sortie off Norway when it was shot down by a fighter.

Smith and the pilot, F/Lt. WB Goddard DFC were not recovered.

Sgt. AR Cain's body was washed up in Sweden and he is buried in Kviberg Cemetery, Gothenburg there.

Smith is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 37.

 

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