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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J R McMahon


John Reginald McMahon was born in Knaresborough in 1922 and joined the RAF in September 1938 as a Boy Entrant. He later remustered as an Airman u/t WOp/AG and after completing his training joined 235 Squadron by 25th June 1940.

Commissioned in June 1942, he married Peggy Kathleen Adcock on 25th July 1942 at Docking, Norfolk.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

McMahon joined the Suffolk police. He was killed in a motor cycle accident on 18th April 1949, aged 26, and buried in an unmarked grave.

In a ceremony at Earlham Cemetery, Norwich on 15th September 1997 McMahon’s grave was rededicated and marked. A memorial bench with two plaques was also unveiled.




Above images courtesy of Chris Scott.



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