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Harry Jeffrey Jeffcoat, of Aberystwth, joined the RAF in May 1940 and was commissioned as a direct-entry Air Gunner. He completed his training and joined 236 Squadron on 17th June 1940. He was posted away on 1st August to 101 Squadron at West Raynham.
Jeffcoat was killed on 13th December 1941 as a Flying Officer with 44 Squadron, operating from Waddington. Hampden I AE196 is believed to have been shot down into the sea by fighters while on a sortie to lay mines off Brest.
Also lost were:
W/Cdr. ST Misselbrook DSO
Sgt. AH Gumbley RNZAF
Sgt. LD Leggett DFM
Jeffcoat is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 30.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner