Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. A J B Hithersay

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Arthur James Beaumont Hithersay was born in 1920 and joined the RAFVR in December 1938 as an Airman u/t WOp/AG.

He was called to full-time service at the outbreak of war and posted to the newly-formed 141 Squadron at Grangemouth in October 1939.

He served with the squadron throughout the Battle of Britain.

On the night of 5th May 1941, flying with F/Sgt. G Laurence, Hithersay shot down a He111 at night south of Greenock.

When the squadron converted to Beaufighters in September 1941, he transferred to 4 Group, Bomber Command and went into Flying Control.

He was stationed at Linton-on-Ouse, responsible for airfield control for 76 and 78 Squadrons, both operating with Halifaxes.

Hithersay later operated a satellite station at Brighton. He was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Warrant Officer.

He died on 25th July 1997.

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