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Denis Austin Denton from Southport, Lancashire joined the RAF in July 1939 as an Aircrafthand. He volunteered for flying duties, trained as a WOp/AG and joined 236 Squadron at Thorney Island on 24th July 1940 and served with it during the Battle of Britain.
He was posted away to Aldergrove on 19th November 1940 where 272 Squadron was about to be reformed from one flight each from 235 and 236 Squadrons. He flew his first sortie with 272 on 21st November.
Denton was killed on 30th August 1944 as a Warrant Officer with 502 Squadron, operating from St. David’s in Halifaxes.
Halifax JP164 came down in the sea off St Nazaire after two engines were stopped by flak.
Also lost were:
F/Lt. H Lawson
F/O ET Leslie RAAF
F/Lt. RB Motz RCAF
F/O VA Robertson
F/Lt. GB Eccles AFC
F/Sgt. RF Wardle
Sgt. K Kay
Denton is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery, France.