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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L N Guy


Leonard Northwood Guy was born in Axbridge, Somerset in July 1915, the son of Leonard and Ethel Guy.

His father managed the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare. Educated at Wycliffe College at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, Guy went on to work at Lloyds Bank in Clevedon.

He joined the RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September he completed his training, converted to Hurricanes and was serving with 601 Squadron at Tangmere in early July 1940.



On 11th July Guy claimed a Ju87 probably destroyed and another damaged, on 11th August he probably destroyed two He111s and damaged another, on the 13th he destroyed a Me110, shared another and damaged a third, on the 15th he shared a Ju88 and on the 16th he claimed two Ju87s.

On 18th August Guy failed to return from a combat off the Sussex coast, in Hurricane R4191.



He was 25 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 14.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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