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The Airmen's Stories - P/O D Bayliss


Derek Bayliss joined the RAF on a short service commission and began his initial training on 6th March 1939.

With his flying training completed he joined 601 Squadron at Biggin Hill in late 1939. He was posted away to 604 Squadron at Northolt on 21st February 1940.



On 8th October Bayliss crashed and wrecked Blenheim L1281 when he overshot the flare path at Middle Wallop, coming in from a night patrol. He and his crew were unhurt.

Bayliss came off flying duties in 1941, his subsequent service is currently undocumented.

He married Maureen Annesley Brownrigg at Pirbright Church on 10th October 1942.

Bayliss was transferred to the RAFO on 2nd September 1943.

He was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He is believed to have died in Knutsford in 1982.



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