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The Airmen's Stories - P/O P H G Mitchell


Philip Henry Gurrey Mitchell was born on 19th January 1920 in Solihull and joined the RAF on a short service commission, beginning his initial training on 1st May 1939. He went to 8 FTS Montrose for No. 12 Course, which ran from 10th July to 9th December 1939.

With his training completed, Mitchell joined 266 Squadron at Sutton Bridge on 10th December.




He flew operational sorties with 266 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain.

On 12th August 1940 Mitchell damaged a Ju88.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1948 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He married Peggy Sarah Lucretia Buckhurst in Stoke, Staffordshire in July 1950.

Mitchell died in Perth, Western Australia on 6th September 1975.



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