The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L V Toogood
Leonard Vivian Toogood was born in Portsmouth in March 1920 and attended Portsmouth Municipal College.
He joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September, he completed his training and joined 43 Squadron at Usworth on 28th September 1940.
Toogood was killed on 27th October when he dived vertically from 20,000 feet during high altitude aerobatics. His Hurricane, L1963, crashed at Congburn Dean, Edmondsley.
The cause is unknown but could have been oxygen failure.
Toogood was 20 and is buried in Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth.