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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W C Richards


William Charles Richards was born on 5th June 1916 in Coventry, the son of Arnold Frederick and Dorothy Haynes.

He was working for a telephone company when he joined the RAFVR about December 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 235 Squadron in early October 1940.


Above (L to R): Sgt. W Mason, Sgt. RR Stretch, Sgt. WC Richards of 235 Squadron.


Above image courtesy of the family of Sgt. RR Stretch




Commissioned in July 1941, Richards was killed on 11th August 1941 as a Pilot Officer with 235.

Blenheim IV P6908 LA-F took off from Sumburgh for a patrol but failed to return.

Richards is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 34.

Also lost were:

Sgt. JDRH Archibald
Sgt. JC Mason




Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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