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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. P G Pearce


Peter Griffin Pearce was born on 10th April 1921 in Croydon, the son of Herbert James Pearce (1892-1920) and Elsie Lilian Pearce (nee Gubby 1898-1989).

Pearce worked as a Radio Engineer before he joined the RAF about February 1940 as an Aircrafthand.

He volunteered for aircrew duties and was sent on a radar course. He was serving with 600 Squadron at Northolt in early July 1940.

He flew his first operational sortie on the 9th, as an AC. He was promoted to LAC in early September and to Sergeant in November.

Pearce was killed on 15th December 1941 as a Flight Sergeant.

Beaufighter IIF R3212 was lost whilst intercepting an He111 off Plymouth.

The pilot, F/Lt. CG Imlay, was also lost.

Pearce is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 37.


Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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