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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C Goodwin


Charles Goodwin, from Kingston-upon-Hull, was born in October 1918, the son of Charles Goodwin and Gladys Goodwin.

He attended Beverley Road School and then Hull Grammar School.

Goodwin was employed by the General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation Ltd in the Hull branch. He joined the company on 1st March 1935.

Goodwin joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 219 Squadron at Catterick on 20th August 1940.




He was killed on 30th September when his Blenheim, L1261, crashed from a turn at low level during a routine night patrol. It had been detached to Acklington and the accident occurred as they were climbing out after takeoff (report below).

His crew members, Sgt. GE Shepperd and AC2 JP McCaul, were also killed.

Goodwin was 21 and is buried at Hull Northern Cemetery.













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