Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. D W Isherwood

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Donald William Isherwood enlisted on 21st May 1939 in 608 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force at Thornaby as an Aircrafthand. He began training as an air gunner and was called to full-time service on 24th August that year. He began flying on convoy patrols in the squadron’s Ansons.

 

 

On 1st July 1940 he was posted to 29 Squadron from 5 BGS Jurby. Isherwood retrained as a Radio Observer when the squadron changed over to Beaufighters.

On the night of 8th/9th May 1941 his aircraft was engaged in an action over Cap Gris Nez and he was severely wounded in one leg, resulting in its eventual amputation.

Isherwood was discharged from the RAF on 21st November 1941 as a Flight Sergeant.

He died in 1996.

 

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