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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. R Hall


Robert Hall was born on 29th October 1912 in Seaham, Durham, the son of Robert Hall (1890-1972) and Alice Hall (nee Lynn 1892-1964).

He joined the RAFVR in October 1939 as an Airman u/t Air Gunner. He was serving with 29 Squadron at Wellingore for part of the Battle of Britain.

He made his first operational sortie with the squadron on 15th September 1940 and his final sortie, as an Air Gunner, on 12th December 1940. The squadron began receiving its first Beaufighters about this time.

Above image courtesy of NE War Memorials Project.

Hall retrained as a radar operator and flew his first Beaufighter sortie on 29th March 1941 and his last on 3rd October 1941.

On 7th October 1941 Hall was flying with F/O CR Miles in Beaufighter T3355. The aircraft hit high ground at Westfield Sole, Kent and both men were killed.

Hall is buried at Felling (Heworth) Cemetery, County Durham.

CWGC records his wife as Elsie May Hall (nee Barber 1912-?).


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