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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. G V Hoyle


George Vincent Hoyle, of Golcar, Huddersfield was born in 1917, the son of Bertrand Hoyle and Annie Hoyle (nee Westmoreland).

In 1934 he went to work for Williams Deacon's Bank, and from February 1938 he was based at the bank's Swinton branch.

He joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 10 FTS Tern Hill and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 17th August 1940.

After converting to Hurricanes he went to 232 Squadron at Castletown on 11th September.

Hoyle was killed on 21st May 1941 as a Flight Sergeant with 56 Squadron. His Hurricane IIa Z2587 was shot down by a Me109 on a sweep over France.

He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 36.




Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.




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