Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. T F McCarthy

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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

 

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