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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. T F McCarthy


Thomas Francis McCarthy was born in mid-1913 in West Hartlepool, the son of Thomas Francis McCarthy and Elizabeth Mary McCarthy (nee Gibson).

He joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew.

He was called up on 1st September 1939, completed his training as a WOp/AG and was serving with 235 Squadron In Blenheims by June 1940.

He married Mary Curren in July 1940.

His subsequent service is currently unknown but by late 1942 he was serving as a Flight Sergeant with 404 (RCAF) Squadron.

He was killed on 6th October 1942 when Blenheim IV T1949 crashed into the sea after taking off from Sumburgh in a westerly gale.

Also lost were:

P/O JH Patterson RCAF
Sgt. RG Tinsley

McCarthy is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 75.




Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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