The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J K Pollard
Joseph Kenneth Pollard was born on 9th August 1917 in Bucklow, Cheshire, the son of Joseph Pollard and Ethel Pollard (nee Smith).
He joined the RAFVR about October 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 3rd June 1940.
After converting to Hurricanes Pollard joined 232 Squadron at Sumburgh at its formation on 17th July.
He was killed on 12th December 1941 as a Flight Sergeant while serving as an instructor with 55 OTU. He was tasked with shooting down a loose barrage balloon that had drifted over the North Sea. His Hurricane P3900 failed to return.
Pollard is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 37.