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Bertram William Mesner of Forest Gate, London joined the RAFVR in March 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was posted to 248 Squadron from No. 1 (C) OTU on 29th June 1940.
He was flying in Blenheim IVf L9451 WR-V which failed to return from a reconnaissance of the Feje Island/Stadlandet peninsula area of the Norwegian coast on 13th September 1940.
It was claimed by Fw. Dyck of 4./JG77. The body of the pilot, Sgt. WJ Garfield, was recovered and buried in Mollendal Cemetery, Bergen.
Mesner and Sgt. A Kay were not found.
He was 29 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 17.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner