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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. P R Prosser


Percy Rollo Prosser of Quinton, Birmingham was born in 1919, the son of Percy John Prosser and Lilian Prosser (nee Turner).

He joined the RAFVR about August 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was posted to 235 Squadron as an Air Gunner in early 1940.

On 15th December 1940 Prosser was a member of the crew of Blenheim IV Z5754 LA*B on a minesweeper escort operation. He, P/O J Coggins, pilot, and P/O NA Sadler, observer, were all lost when the aircraft crashed into the sea off Brancaster, cause unknown.

Prosser is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 18.

Postwar memorial newspaper tributes also mention 'his inseperable chum Fred Hull', this was Sgt. FH Hull, killed on 5th August 1940 when Hudson I P5133 of 206 Squadron crashed after stalling in a steep turn at Syderstone in Norfolk.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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