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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. G E Shepperd

 

George Edward Shepperd of Sidcup, Kent, was born on 6th August 1917 and joined the RAF on 10th September 1935 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner.


He completed his training and was serving with 219 Squadron at Catterick in June 1940.

 

 

He was killed on 30th September when his Blenheim, L1261, crashed from a turn at low level during a routine night patrol. It had been detached to Acklington and the accident occurred as they were climbing out after takeoff (report below).

Shepperd, Sgt. Goodwin, pilot and AC2 JP McCaul, radar operator, were all killed.


Shepperd was 23. He is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

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