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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. T A Maslen


Thomas Arthur Maslen, from Bath, was born in 1916, the son of Harry Maslen (1882-1967) and Alice Maslen (nee Keeling 1883-1973).

He was educated at Combe Down School, Oldfield Council School and Bath Technical College.

Maslen joined the RAF in July 1938 as as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as a WOp/AG and was posted to 235 Squadron operating Blenheims in early July 1940. He was killed on 25th October 1941 aged 25 when serving with 8 AACU at Pengam Moor, Somerset.

A Magister I, T9831, of that unit, flown by Sgt. R Bedkowski, flew into the ground near North Petherton in Somerset. Both men were killed.

Maslen is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.




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