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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D L Wright


Daniel Leslie Wright of Lichfield, Staffordshire was born in the 4th quarter of 1921, the son of William Wright and Mary Ann Wright (nee Faulkner).

He attended Chase Terrace Senior Boys School.

Wright joined the RAF as a Boy Entrant in May 1938 aged 16. He trained as a wireless operator, later volunteered for aircrew duties and qualified after taking a gunnery course.



He was serving with 235 Squadron in early July 1940.



On 24th August Wright was in Blenheim T1804 when it was shot down in error by Hurricanes of No. 1 (RCAF) Squadron over Thorney Island.

The Canadians were on their first operational sortie.

The aircraft crashed into Bracklesham Bay. Wright was killed and P/O DN Woodger was reported missing.

Wright was 18 years old.

He is buried in St Ann's churchyard, Chasetown, Burntnwood, Staffordshire.




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