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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J P McCarthy


James Patrick McCarthy joined the RAF in July 1937 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Wireless Operator Air Gunner.

With his training completed he joined 235 Squadron at Bircham Newton in June 1940. He flew operational sorties on 24th and 31st July.

McCarthy was in the flight of 235 Squadron that was posted to Aldergrove on 19th November 1940. It combined with a flight from 236 Squadron to reform 272 Squadron. McCarthy flew his first sortie with 272 on 24th November.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented but he does not appear in the CWGC records so it may be assumed that he survived the war.




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