Died: 12th December 1943; age: 23.
Residence: 9, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich.
Rank: Flying Officer; Service Number: 136668
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 143 Squadron.
Aircraft:Bristol Beaufighter XI
Relatives Notified & Address: Adopted son of Mrs. J.M. Bentler, of Ipswich.
Adopted father: Arthur Eden Bentley, born 1866, Paddington, Middlesex – died May 1944, at 9, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich.
Adopted mother: Jessie Mary Bentley (nee Beckingham), born 1883, Heavitree, Devon.
Michael is also remembered on the war memorial at Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.