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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. T G F Nicholls


Thomas George Frank Nicholls, of Upper Tooting, London was born on 15th January 1915, the son of Thomas and Lilian Nicholls.

He joined the RAF about May 1936 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner, completed his training and was serving with 23 Squadron in the Battle of Britain.

He married Pearl Hitchings in January 1941 in Wandsworth.

Nicholls was killed on 10th April 1941, still serving with 23 Squadron.

Blenheim IF L8616 'M' was shot down by flak whilst on an intruder sortie, coming down at the edge of Lille-Vendeville airfield.

Also lost were Sgt. HCJ Brewer and P/O GA Simpson.

Nicholls was 26 and he is buried in Ennetieres Communal Cemetery, France.



Above image courtesy of Johan Pauwels.


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