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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W Waring


William Waring joined the RAF on 14th July 1938 as an Aircrafthand. He volunteered for aircrew duties and was sent on a short radar course.

He joined 23 Squadron at Collyweston on 15th August 1940 as a radar operator and flew his first operational sortie on 19th August. He was still serving with 23 Squadron in November 1940.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented as Waring was one of the Blenheim aircrew that flew with the rank of Aircraftsman (number 615629). It has not been possible trace a promotion to Sergeant, if there was in fact one, as he would have then been allocated a different number.

There was a Sgt. William Waring aboard Halifax BB324 ZA-X of 10 Squadron which was lost off the Dutch coast on 23rd June 1943 while returning from a raid on Mulheim.

This Waring is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, it currently cannot be proved if he is the same airman from 23 Squadron.

Also lost were:

Sgt R. M. Pinkerton
Sgt F. Holmes
Sgt F. T. Nuttall
Sgt J. Conway
Sgt J. F. K. Crowe RCAF
Sgt T. L. MacAskill RCAF


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