Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. E F Howarth

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Eric Francis Howarth attended Alleyn School and joined the RAFVR about May 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was called up on 1st September 1939, completed his training and joined 4 Ferry Pilot Pool from 10 BGS on 16th May 1940. He was serving with 501 Squadron at Middle Wallop by early July.

On 7th August he collided with Sgt. WA Wilkinson during a landing approach at Gravesend in poor visibility. Both men were unhurt.

Howarth was killed on 5th September 1941 as a Flight Sergeant with 48 Squadron. Anson I W1769 crashed into the sea after colliding with a davit on HMS Hebe while on an ASR sortie.

Also lost were:

Sgt. RD Starkie-Bence
F/Sgt. JJ Stritch
Sgt. FW Taylor

Howarth is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 36.

 

Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

 

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