Battle of Britain London Monument – AC2 G Charnock

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Gerard Charnock joined the RAF around June 1940 and trained as a Wireless Operator, he was probably also radar trained when he joined 25 Squadron in late September 1940 as an AC2. He flew operationally for the rest of the Battle.

In the early hours of 5th June 1941 Beaufighter R2157 of 25 Squadron, flown by Sgt. H Gigney with Charnock, now a Sergeant, as crew member was patrolling over the Wash. They intercepted and damaged He111H-5 3793 5J+FS of 8/KG4 from Leeuwarden in Holland. The aircraft force-landed at South Reston, Alford, Lincolnshire however four crew members had already baled out and were drowned, only the pilot, Oblt. H Pass, survived.

Those lost were:

Oblt. G Trukenbrodt
Uffz. H Walther
Uffz. P Weber
Fw. Heuser

Charnock’s subsequent service is currently undocumented but it is known that he survived the war.

 

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