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Privacy Statement The Airmen’s Stories – P/O J O Fenton
John Ollis Fenton of Sevenoaks, Kent joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 3 FTS, was commissioned on 11th July 1940 and was posted to 235 Squadron, operating Blenheims, on 5th August.
He shared in the destruction of a He59 off Cherbourg on 8th October with a Blenheim captained by P/O HAC Gonay.
Fenton was killed on 28th May 1941, still serving with 235 at Bircham Newton, aged 21. Blenheim IV Z5968 was shot down off Texel by Me109’s of 2/JG52 operating from De Vlijt. Sgt. OJ Dee and Sgt. RH Johnson were also lost.
Fenton is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 32.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner