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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W S Munn


Wellesley Spencer Munn was born on 20th November 1911 and attended Waverley Road Secondary School, Birmingham. He joined the RAF in January 1928 as an Aircraft Apprentice and passed out in December 1930 as a Fitter, Aero Engines.



In April 1936 he remustered as an Airman u/t Pilot. After completing his training he joined 29 Squadron at North Weald in April 1937.



He served throughout the Battle of Britain with the squadron. Munn was awarded the DFM (gazetted 17th January 1941), the first awarded to 29 Squadron. He was decorated by the King in a ceremony at Waddington.

Commissioned in January 1941, Munn was serving with 153 Squadron in North Africa in August 1943. He stayed on in the RAF after the war in the Aircraft Control Branch.

Munn retired on 29th February 1960 as a Squadron Leader.

He died on 16th December 1981.


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