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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C S F Beer


Cyril Sydney Frank Beer, from Southend-on-Sea, was born in December 1920. His parents were Thomas Beer (1872-1934) and Eva Flora Beer (nee Wakeley 1871-1947).

He joined the Aircraft Crew Section of the RAFVR in June 1939 as an Airman u/t WOp/AG. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 22 Squadron.

Beer was attached to 235 Squadron at Bircham Newton on 23rd August 1940. At some time between then and 10th September he must have returned to 22 Squadron as he was lost that day in one of 22 Squadron's Beauforts.

N1146 failed to return from a raid against Boulogne.

The crew were all killed, the body of Sgt. RD Gunn was washed up on the Norfolk coast and that of Beer at the Friesan islands, he lies in Den Burg General Cemetery, Texel.

Sgt. J Murray and Sgt. SG Twitchin are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.



Above image courtesy of Wouter van Dijken.



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