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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W Peebles


William Peebles was born in 1922, the son of George and Elizabeth Peebles of Edinburgh.

He joined the RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was serving with 235 Squadron as a WOp/AG on Blenheims by June 1940.

He was killed aged 19 on 7th May 1941 as a Flight Sergeant with 240 Squadron.

Catalina AH536 BN-P crashed while attempting a night landing on Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.

Also lost were:

F/Lt. PC Thomas
F/O HH Hirst
P/O KB Fuller
P/O DW Hockey
Sgt. JL Elwell
Sgt. JS Hesk
Sgt. HE Wilson
LAC HA Cottam
LAC LR Holmes

Peebles is commemorated on a memorial at the crash site and also the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 37.






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