HUGH EDWARD PETTIT

Born: 1920, Samford, Suffolk.

Died: 26th March 1940; age: 20. Air Accident.

Joined 105 Squadron in December.

Rank: Sergeant/Observer; Service Number: 580495.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 105 Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

19.C.3.

Terlincthun British Cemetery,

Wimille,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Warrant Stores Officer Sydney James Pettit. R.N. & Winifred Mary Pettit, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Sydney James Pettit, born January 1894, Chatham, Kent.

Mother: Winifred Mary Pettit (nee Trott), born January 1895, Ipswich.

 

26th March 1940

 

Aircraft: Wings Fairey Battle Mk IS; Serial Number: L4980. During a night training exercise the aircraft crashed into the ground at the town of Cheniers, a village 7 kmouth west of

Chalons-sur-Marne.

Crew:

Edgar Allan Matheson; Pilot Officer/Pilot: age 27; R.A.F. – Native of Australia.

Alexander Egerton Jones; Corporal/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 22; R.A.F.

 

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