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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D R Briggs


Dennis Rushworth Briggs, from Bradford, Yorkshire was born on 23rd March 1916.

Someone of this name served as PC 125206 in the Metropolitan Police from 24th August 1936 to 20th November 1938, assigned to X Division.

Briggs joined the RAF in August 1938 as an Airman u/t Observer. After completing his training he joined 236 Squadron on July 24th 1940.

He had married Mary Hemingway in October 1939 in Middlesex.

He failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie over Brest on December 21st 1940 in Blenheim IV R3878. The crew of S/Ldr. GW Montagu (pilot), P/O GH Hannan (Gunner) and Briggs were all killed.

Briggs was 24 and is buried with the other two members of his crew in Bayeux War Cemetery, France.




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