Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. A T Gooderham

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Albert Thomas Gooderham joined the RAFVR in February 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his flying training and arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down on 10th June 1940 to convert to Blenheims.

He was posted to 25 Squadron at Martlesham Heath on 24th June. Gooderham joined 151 Squadron at Stapleford on 26th August and moved to 46 Squadron there on 15th September.

Gooderham was shot down in combat with Me109’s over the Thames Estuary on 15th October and baled out, slightly wounded. His Hurricane, V6789, crashed at Gravesend.

He was killed on 2nd November 1941 when his Hurricane IIC Z3841 was shot down off Ostend by flak during a shipping recce. He was then a Flight Sergeant with 615 Squadron.

Gooderham is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 36.

 

 

 

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