Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O B Howe

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Bernard Howe, of Wadebridge, Cornwall was educated at Thame School. He entered RAF College, Cranwell in September 1937 as a Flight Cadet. He graduated in July 1939 and was commissioned. He then joined 25 Squadron at North Weald in August 1939 and served with it throughout the Battle of Britain.

On 20th April 1941 Howe was killed as a Flying Officer with 263 Squadron, aged 22. He was killed flying Whirlwind I P6992 which dived into the ground. This has been attributed to either the control cables burning through following an engine fire in the air or a leading edge slat becoming detached.

He is buried in All Saints’ churchyard, Wittering.

 

 

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