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John Dodgson Dodd from East Horsley, Surrey was employed as a chartered accountant when he joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was called up on 1st September 1939, completed his training and was commissioned on 24th August 1940. He was posted to 248 Squadron on 29th September 1940.
On 13th December 1940 Dodd’s Blenheim L9455 took off from Sumburgh to deploy to Wick for operations. Climbing out after takeoff it struck Blenheim R3625 and both aircraft fell into the sea.
Both aircraft were also carrying groundcrew and all ten men were lost.
Those lost were:
P/O AH Pettet
Sgt. A Hook
LAC LSJ Bright
AC1 AEH Moore
Sgt. JS Hamilton
Sgt. HW Walmsley
Sgt. JH May
AC1 S Julian
AC1 GW Monks
Dodd was 27 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 8.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner