Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. D W E Chapple

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Douglas William Ernest Chapple of Plymouth, enlisted in the RAF in September 1939. He later remustered as an Air Gunner and, after completing his training, he joined 236 Squadron on 19th July 1940.

He was killed on 28th June 1941 as a Flight Sergeant with 7 Squadron operating in Stirlings from Oakington.

Stirling N6007 was outbound on a sortie to Bremen but was involved in a running fight 20 miles off Flamborough Head with Me109’s from 1./JG52. It was shot down into the sea.

Also lost were:

F/Lt. JK Collins
Sgt. W Hardie
Sgt. GT Webb RCAF
Sgt. C Kelly
Sgt. AT Cole
Sgt. FC Williams

Chapple was 24 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 35.

 

 

Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

 

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