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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J C Lockwood


Joseph Charles Lockwood, of Purley, Surrey was born in mid-1918, the son of Joseph Albert Lockwood and Gertrude May Lockwood (nee King).

He joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September, he completed his training and joined 54 Squadron at Homchurch on 22nd August 1940.


Above L to R: F/O CF Gray, Sgt. GW Swanwick, P/O GH Batchelor, Sgt. JC Lockwood.

Above image courtesy of Richard C Smith via Joel Diggle.


He was killed on 3rd March 1941, still with 54, aged 22 when his Spitfire II P7300 was shot down by a Me109 near Maidstone in Kent.

Lockwood is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery, Beddington, Surrey.







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