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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C W MacDougal


Charles White MacDougal was born on 18th July 1916, the son of John and Hilda MacDougal of Garston, Liverpool.

He was a qualified pharmacist when he joined 611 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force on 18th June 1936, one of the first six airmen recruits to be attested.

MacDougal remustered as an Airman u/t Pilot and did some flying training before being called to full-time service on 24th August 1939.


Above image courtesy of Lesley Saunders-Davies (niece).


After completing his training, he arrived at 6 0TU Sutton Bridge in September 1940 and, after converting to Hurricanes, he joined 111 Squadron at Drem on the 28th.

In late 1940 MacDougal was posted to the Middle East and on 29th January 1941 he flew to Malta where he joined 261 Squadron. He destroyed a Ju87 on 5th March 1941 in Hurricane V7102 but was then himself shot down and killed by a Me109.

MacDougal was 24 years old and is buried in Capuccini Naval Cemetery, Malta.










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