The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E A Ringwood
Eric Alfred Ringwood was born in Easington, County Durham on 15th August 1920, the son of Charles Edwin Ringwood and
Lena Ringwood (nee Dixon).
He joined the RAF in December 1938 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t WOp/AG and after completing his training he joined 248 Squadron in mid-July 1940.
On 27th August 1940 Ringwood was a member of the crew of Blenheim IV L9449 WR-U which failed to return from a sortie from Sumburgh to reconnoitre the southern coast of Norway.
The aircraft, Blenheim IV L9449, was shot down by fighters from 6./JG77. Ringwood and P/O CJ Arthur were reported Missing. The body of Sgt. RCR Cox was washed up on the Swedish coast and he is buried in Kviberg Cemetery, Gothenburg.
Ringwood was 20. His name is on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 18.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.