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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D C Peacock


Denis Charles Peacock was born on 18th January 1921 in Hartlepool, the son of William and Annie Mabel Peacock (nee Ibbotson).

The Electoral Roll listed his occupation as 'Costing Clerk Steel Works'.

He joined the RAFVR in July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down in early September 1940.

After converting to Hurricanes he joined 151 Squadron at Digby on the 28th and went to 605 Squadron at Croydon on 18th October.


He died on 15th September 1942 as a Warrant Officer, aged 21, at Kingseat Naval Hospital, Aberdeen.

His death certificate recorded 'Died in of a gunshot wound to the brain' but the circumstances are currently unknown.

Peacock is buried in Stanton Cemetery, Hartlepool, Durham.



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