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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. B F R Hubbard


Brian Frederick Robert Hubbard of Radford, Coventry, was born on 4th April 1920, the son of George Frederick and Ethel Allen Hubbard.

On leaving school he took up an apprenticeship in the tool room of the Daimler Car Company. He later worked for the Dunlop Rim & Wheel Company in the drawing office, both companies were located in Coventry.

He joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer.

Called up on 1st September, he started training at 4 AONS at Ansty. He completed his training and was serving with 235 Squadron in early July 1940, operating Blenheims throughout the Battle.

Hubbard was later with 431 Flight (later 69 Squadron) and was killed on 9th November 1940 when one of its aircraft, Maryland AR719, was reported missing on a ferry flight from Thorney Island to Malta. Also lost were F/O JT Burgess and Sgt. PA Sobey (who also flew with 235 in the Battle).

Hubbard is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.





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