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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. A Black


Allan Black was born in 1914 to George and Jessie Black.

He joined the RAFVR about October 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and after completing his training he joined 4 Ferry Pilot Pool on 12th May 1940.

He had married Helen Mary Stewart in October 1939 in Bridgend, Glamorganshire.

He was posted to 54 Squadron at Catterick on 28th September 1940.





Above images courtesy of Joel Diggle.


Commissioned in September 1941, Black was killed on 1st February 1944 as a Squadron Leader with 239 Squadron. Mosquito II DZ239 crashed at Newton near Great Dunham in Norfolk during a training flight. WO JK Houston was also killed.

Black was 30 and is buried near his home in Knadgerhill Cemetery, Irvine, Ayrshire.




The CWGC have been informed (July 2014) of the grave's condition.

It was subsequently replaced (below).



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