Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. T F McCarthy THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN LONDON MONUMENT "Never in the field of human
conflict was so much owed
by so many to so few." Contact Information How to Contribute Latest News Home
Privacy Statement The Airmen’s Stories – Sgt. T F McCarthy
Thomas Francis McCarthy, of West Hartlepool joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew. He was called up on 1st September 1939, completed his training as a WOp/AG and was serving with 235 Squadron In Blenheims by June 1940.
His subsequent service is currently unknown but by late 1942 he was serving as a Flight Sergeant with 404 (RCAF) Squadron.
He was killed on 6th October 1942 when Blenheim IV T1949 crashed into the sea after taking off from Sumburgh in a westerly gale.
Also lost were:
P/O JH Patterson RCAF
Sgt. RG Tinsley
McCarthy is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 75.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner