The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J H Tanner
John Henry Tanner was born on 29th April 1915 in Poplar and educated at Enfield Grammar School. He joined the RAF in January 1931 as an Aircraft Apprentice.
He passed out in December 1933 as a Fitter, Aero Engines. He later applied for pilot training and was selected.
He was serving with 610 Squadron at Gravesend in early July 1940. Tanner failed to return from a patrol over the Channel off Calais on 11th August in Spitfire R6918.
He was 25 and is buried in Calais Southern Cemetery.