The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C N D Stewart
Charles Noel Douglas Stewart was born on 7th August 1904 in Ipswich.
He was awarded Aero certificate 9158 at the
London Aeroplane Club on 11th June 1930, his occupation was recorded as Bank clerk.
Stewart joined 600 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force before the war as an Aircrafthand. Called up on 24th August 1939, he later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner. Although he had qualified as a pilot he was probably considered too old for pilot service by the standards of the time.
After completing his training he was posted to 604 Squadron at Northolt, arriving by June 1940.
He served with the squadron throughout the Battle of Britain and was still with it in November 1940.
Stewart was killed on 31st May 1942 as a Flight Sergeant with 9 Squadron, operating Wellingtons from Honington. His aircraft, BJ674, was shot down by a night fighter during the first 1000-bomber raid to Cologne.
Also lost were:
F/Lt. MR Hodges
F/Sgt. TE Newby
F/Sgt. TJ Harnett RCAF
Sgt. HL Jones
Stewart is buried in Woensel General Cemetery, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
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