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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. G C Everitt


Geoffrey Charles Everitt of Westminster, London was born on 7th August 1916, the son of Ephraim Charles Everitt and Rosa Jane Everitt.

He joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Air Gunner.

He married Daisy Maud Sandells in October 1939.



Everitt completed his training and was serving with 29 Squadron in early July 1940. He was posted away to 6 Beam Approach Training Flight on 1st February 1941.

He was awarded the Polish Cross of Merit (gazetted 15th July 1941) though the circumstances are currently undocumented.

He was killed on 6th August 1942 as a Flight Sergeant with 207 Squadron, operating in Lancasters from Bottesford, Leicestershire.

Lancaster I R5761 EM-T was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.

Also lost were:

F/Lt. GA Ings
WO WJA Shapter
Sgt. JWE Holland
Sgt. R Bell-Berry
Sgt. J Culley
Sgt. DR Manser

Everitt was 25 years old. He is buried in Uden War Cemetery, Netherlands.






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