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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. A Service


Arthur Service joined the RAFVR in May 1939 as an Airman u/t WOp/AG. He married Vera Monica Jeneway in July 1939 in his home town, Southampton.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 29 Squadron at Digby in late September 1940.

He was posted away to 5 (Beam Approach Training) Flight on 4th February 1941.

Service was killed on 15th October 1941 as a Sergeant with 75 Squadron, operating Wellingtons from Feltwell. Wellington IC X9916 was shot down on an operation to Cologne.

Also lost were:

Sgt. DF Barkhouse
Sgt. JA Matetich
F/Sgt. NH Welsh RNZAF
Sgt. FH Worlledge

Service is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.



Above image courtesy of Fred of Findagrave


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