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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. B M Mansfield


Bernard Martin Mansfield of Dagenham, Essex was born in July 1919, the son of Charles John Mansfield (1876-1936) and Rose Mansfield (nee Hampton 1875-1962).

He joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 236 Squadron in late September 1940 as a WOp/Air Gunner.

He flew his first operational sortie on the 30th.

Mansfield was killed on 25th February 1941, aged 21.

Blenheim IV V5450 ND-L was shot down by a Me109 on a patrol from St. Eval and came down in the sea.

Sgt. EA Alexander and Sgt. EK Lindsay were also lost.

He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 48.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.



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