JACK GORDON CHITTOCK

Born: 1922, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd February 1943; age: 20; killed in aircraft crash whilst under training.

 

Rank: Leading Aircraftman/Air Bomber under training.

Service Number: 1395879.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

 

Grave Reference:

X.H.5.105.

Ipswich New Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Henry & Jessie Sarah Chittock, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Charles Henry Chittock, born 1874, Henley, Suffolk.

Mother: Jessie Sarah Chittock (nee Adams), born 1879, Henley, Suffolk.

 

23rd February 1943

Aircraft: Avro Anson Mk1; serial number: EG460, based at Wigton airfield, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. On the 23rd February 1943, EG460 was undertaking a navigation training exercise. The aircraft failed to return to base and following a search the wreckage of the aircraft was found on a hillside near Moneymore, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is believed the weather was poor and perhaps while off course, the aircraft hit a mist shrouded hill. All the crew were killed.

Crew:

Peter Derek Rumsam; Sergeant/Pilot; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.

Arthur Norbury; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 31; R.A.F.V.R.

David Nesia Thomas; Leading Aircraftman/Navigator under training; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.

Eric Shirley Walker Watts; Leading Aircraftman/Navigator under training; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.

 

Aircraft information courtesy of John Allan.

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