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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W Maxwell


Walter Maxwell was born in late 1917, the son of William and Maud Maxwell of Meols, Cheshire.

He joined the RAF in September 1939 as an Airman u/t Air Gunner.

With his training completed, he joined 264 Squadron at Kirton-in-Lindsey on 4th August 1940.



In an action with Me109s on 26th August Maxwell was gunner in Defiant L7025 which was shot down into the sea two miles off Herne Bay. The pilot, F/O IR Stephenson, baled out and was rescued from the sea. Maxwell was reported Missing.

He was 23 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 17.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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