Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. W J Garfield

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Walter James Garfield, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire joined the RAFVR about December 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was serving with 248 Squadron at Sumburgh in the Shetlands in early July 1940.

 

 

 

Above (L to R): Sgt. WJ Garfield, P/O AL Fowler, P/O EH McHardy, P/O SR Gane, P/O HR Sharman, Sgt JH Round

 

Above image courtesy of Carole, daughter of F/O VA Ricketts of 248 Squadron

 

He was captain of Blenheim IVf L9451 WR-V which failed to return from a reconnaissance of the Feje Island/Stadlandet peninsula area of the Norwegian coast on 13th September 1940.

It was claimed by Fw. Dyck of 4./JG77. Garfield’s body was recovered and he is buried in Mollendal Cemetery, Bergen.

Sgt. A Kay and Sgt. BW Mesner were also lost.

 

 

 

 

Above cemetery images courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project
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