Picture taken from the Evening Star 1st March 1943.


Born: 1922, Ipswich.

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

Residence: 58, New Cut West, Ipswich.

Occupation: in 1939, Jack joined the staff of the Ipswich Malting Company.


Rank: Leading Aircraftman/Air Bomber under training; Service Number: 1395879.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No.1 (Observers) Advanced Flying Unit.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich New Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Charles Henry & Jessie Sarah Chittock, of 58, New Cut West, Ipswich.


Father: Charles Henry Chittock, born February 1874, Henley, Suffolk. A Malster’s Labourer.

Mother: Jessie Sarah Chittock (nee Adams), born October 1878, Henley, Suffolk.


Jack was educated at Northgate School, Ipswich.


Jack played football for St. Clement’s Lads’ Institute, and the Achilles Football Club.


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.


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.

One Comment

  • This was my father in laws nephew/ cousin not sure as history from him was a bit hit and miss. Think we may have come across a photograph. God bless him . RIP ❤️xx


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