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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L A Garvey


Leonard Arthur Garvey, from Birmingham, was born in early 1914, the son of Andrew Joseph Garvey (1873-1923) and Sarah Ann Garvey (nee Abbott 1873-1951).

He was well known in athletic circles in the Midlands in the Thirties. He joined the RAFVR about June 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot.



Called up on 1st September 1939, Garvey completed his flying training and joined 41 Squadron on 10th October 1940.

On the 30th he was shot down and killed in combat with Me109s over Ashford. His Spitfire, P7375, is believed to have crashed on Church Farm, Stanford.

Garvey was 26. He is buried in Witton Cemetery, Birmingham.




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