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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J G Watson


John Gordon Watson joined the RAFVR about May 1940 as an Aircrafthand. He applied for aircrew duties, did a short radar course and joined 604 Squadron at Middle Wallop in late July.

He served operationally with the squadron through the rest of the Battle of Britain, without flying badge or rank.

On 6th September 1940 Watson was aloft in Blenheim L4908 which made a night forced landing when it ran out of fuel. It overturned on landing at Foxcotte near Andover, Hampshire. P/O AC Maclaren, Sgt. ES Lawler and Watson escaped unhurt.

Watson was posted away in December 1940 to a radar course at Yatesbury and did not return to aircrew duties.

He does not appear in the CWGC casualty list it may be assumed that he survived the war.

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