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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W J Pearce


William John Pearce of Headington, Oxfordshire was born in the second quarter of 1921, the son of Charles Edward Pearce and Kate Pearce (nee Sargent).

He joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew.



Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 236 Squadron on 24th September 1940 and flew his first operational sortie the next day.

He was killed on 5th November 1941 as a Flight Sergeant with 404 (RCAF) Squadron, aged 19.

Blenheim L9337 failed to return from patrol off Norway.

Also lost were:

Sgt. JG MacKay and Sgt. TE Hedefine

He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 37.


Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.



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