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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J H Round


James Henry Round, of Netherton, Dudley, Warwickshire was born on 26th November 1912, the son of John Henry and Beatrice Round.

He joined the RAFVR about September 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Round was awarded Aero cert 14227 at Midland Aero Club on 8th August 1936, his occupation recorded as 'Corn and Seed Merchant'.



Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was serving with 248 Squadron in early July 1940.

On 3rd August his Blenheim came down in a field near Tranent, East Lothian but the crew were unhurt.



Sgt. WJ Garfield, P/O AL Fowle, P/O EH McHardy, P/O SR Gane, P/O HR Sharman, Sgt JH Round

Above image courtesy of Carole, daughter of F/O VA Ricketts of 248 Squadron


On 19th August 1940 he was captain of Blenheim L9457 'S' which was intercepted by Me109s of 4/JG77 off the Norwegian coast. It was shot down and Round, Sgt. WH Want and gunner Sgt. MP Digby-Worsley were all lost.

Round was 27 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 19.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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