Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. T Le Dong

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Terry le Dong, from Swansea, joined the RAF in 1938 as an Aircrafthand but was later accepted for training as a Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner. On completion of training he was posted to 219 Squadron operating Blenheims from Catterick on 1st September 1940.

219 moved to Tangmere and re-equipped with Beaufighters in December 1940.

 

 

Le Dong was killed on the night of 8th February 1941 when his Beaufighter R2074 came down at Gumber Farm, Slindon, Sussex. The cause was never discovered though the aircraft had earlier reported being full of smoke. The pilot P/O GM Head and the radar operator Sgt. RF Willis were also killed.

Le Dong is buried in St Andrews churchyard, Tangmere.

 

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