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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. V D Gee


Victor David Gee was born in 1918, the son of Richard and Christina Marshall Gee and was educated at Paston School, North Walsham.

He moved to Nottingham and was employed in the County Architects Office there.

He joined the RAFVR in December 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his flying training at 5 FTS Sealand on No. 45 Course, from 11th December 1939 to 10th June 1940.

He arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down on 22nd June and after converting to Blenheims Gee joined 219 Squadron at Catterick on 7th July and served with it throughout the Battle of Britain.

In July he married Ida Joan Bentley.

On 8th December 1940 Gee was detached from 219 to an AI course at Debden and rejoined the squadron on the 12th.




(Above: Gee is shown, seated far left, at Catterick in 1940)


On 13th February 1941 Gee was on a night exercise when his aircraft began to vibrate violently. He and his radar operator baled out safely and their Beaufighter, R2120, crashed at Partridge Green, Sussex.

Gee was killed on 21st March 1941, when Beaufighter R2070 dived into the ground at Manor Farm, Eastergate, Sussex after stalling on on the approach to Tangmere.

He is buried in St Bartholomew's churchyard in his home village of Hanworth in Norfolk.








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