ARTHUR JOHN WHITTAKER

Born: 1916.

Died: 28th November 1939; age: 23; aircraft crashed at Simonsbath, Somerset.

 

Rank: Aircraftman First Class/Wireless Operator; Service Number; 537645.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 148 Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

X.H.5.250.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

In 1939, Ipswich, Arthur married Dorothy P.M. Trudgill, born March 1920, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Arthur’s wife, Dorothy was living with her mother at their family home – 78, Heath Road, Ipswich.

Kate Emily Trudgill (nee Trudgill), born February 1880, unpaid Domestic Duties.

 

28th November 1939

 

Aircraft: Anson I; Serial Number: N5084. The twin engine aircraft crashed at Simonsbath, near Minehead, Somerset, during a night cross-country flight.

Crew:

Thomas William Storey; Flight Officer/Pilot; age 29; R.A.F.

Thomas Robert Moss; Sergeant/Observer; age 29; R.A.F.

Gerald Roland Cecil Talbot; Sergeant/Observer; age 22; R.A.F.

Frederick Challenger Overall; Aircraftman Second Class/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 23; R.A.F.

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