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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J W Unett


John Windsor Unett, of Exeter, was born in January 1912 in Kings Norton, Worcestershire and joined the RAF in March 1939 as an Aircrafthand.

He later remustered as an Airman u/t WOp/AG. After completing his training he joined 22 Squadron in May 1940. He was attached to 235 Squadron from 4th August but was back on operations with 22 Squadron by 3rd September.



Above: Unett is standing at far left, other personnel unknown.


He was killed on 27th December 1940 as a Sergeant with 22 Squadron, aged 28.

Beaufort N1118 OA-X was on an anti-shipping sortie and had launched a torpedo at the minesweeper SS Templar. The torpedo struck and badly damaged the ship but not before flak had shot down the Beaufort into the sea 25 miles west of Texel.

Also lost were:

S/Ldr. DVW Francis
F/O E Pennington
Sgt. RJ Farthing

Unett is buried in Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany.


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