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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. V J Wingfield


Victor John Wingfield was born on 5th September 1915 in West Ham, London, the son of John Henry Wingfield and Henrietta Wingfield (nee Reeves).

He joined 601 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force as an Aircrafthand.

Called up on 24th August 1939 Wingfield remustered as an Air Gunner and after training joined 29 Squadron at Digby in late July 1940.

He had married Grace Edith Porch in Edmonton in October 1939.

Wingfield was killed on 11th May 1941 flying with another Battle veteran, P/O PF Freer, when their Beaufighter IF, R2245 of 29 Squadron, crashed on the approach to West Malling, having been damaged by return fire from an enemy bomber.

Wingfield was 25 and is buried in Maidstone Cemetery.





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