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The Airmen's Stories - F/Lt. A R Putt


Alan Robert Putt was born on 27th August 1916 and joined the RAF on a short service commission on 25th November 1935. He was posted to 10 FTS Ternhill on 1st February 1936 and after completing his training he joined 65 Squadron at Hornchurch on 10th August.

He went to the Electrical and Wireless School at Cranwell on 30th August 1937 as a staff pilot on the Signals Squadron.

Putt arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 2nd June 1940 for a refresher course, after which he was posted to 7 OTU Hawarden on the 24th for instructor duties.

He joined 501 Squadron at Gravesend on 6th August 1940 as 'B' Flight Commander. He was shot down on the 15th during an engagement with Ju87's over Hawkinge and baled out, unhurt, from Hurricane P3040.

Putt was posted to 12 OTU Benson on 19th September 1940.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Wing Commander.

Putt died in May 1977 in Newbury.

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