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Privacy Statement The Airmen’s Stories – Sgt. M T Hare
Maxwell Templeton Hare joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he went through his training at 13 EFTS White Waltham, then 21 Course, 10 SFTS from 10th June 1940 to 7th September 1940 and 5 OTU till 4th October. He was then posted to 245 Squadron at Aldergrove.
In June 1941 he was aboard HMS Furious, one of a contingent of Hurricanes bound for Malta. There was a serious incident as the aircraft were flown off where one hit the superstructure and its long-range tanks burst into flames. Several RAF and naval personnel were killed and many injured. Hare was one of those killed but whether in the crashed aircraft or another on deck is currently unclear.
He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.
Above cemetery images courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project