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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J J Whitfield

 

Joseph James Whitfield from Goldthorpe, Yorkshire was born in July 1915 and joined the RAF in November 1935 as an Aircrafthand. He later applied for pilot training, was accepted and commenced training.

He went to 5 OTU Aston Down to qualify on Hurricanes on 26th March 1940 and joined 56 Squadron at North Weald on 20th April.

 

 

 

Over the Channel off Calais on 13th July 1940 Whitfield was shot down in Hurricane P2922, probably by Oblt. Fozo of 4/JG51, and was posted Missing.

He was 25 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 21.

 

 


Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

 

 

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