Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. G D Bushell

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Gordon Downs Bushell of Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire joined the RAFVR in April 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was working as a broker in the tea trade when he was called up on 1st September 1939. He completed his training and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 18th May 1940.

After converting to Hurricanes he was posted to 213 Squadron on the 25th. On 12th August he claimed two Me110’s destroyed and another two days later.

He was awarded a Mention in Despatches in November 1940.

Bushell was killed on 31st December 1940 when he crashed in a snowstorm at Risby Park, Beverley, Yorkshire in Hurricane P3267.

He was 24 years old and is buried in Bletchley Cemetery, Buckinghamshire.

 

 

 

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