Military History | 28 March 2013
A Second World War Royal Air Force Group of Four to Pilot Officer R.
Sold for £260
A Second World War Royal Air Force Group of Four to Pilot Officer R. J. Stone , 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star clasp France and Germany, Defence Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945
Pilot Officer 178871, 431 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve , was killed in action on the 29th of July 1944, he is Remembered with Honour at the Runnymede Memorial
No. 431 (Iroquois) Squadron was formed at Burn, near Selby, on 11th November 1942, as a bomber unit of No. 4 Group. In mid-July 1943, it was transferred to No. 6 (RCAF) Group and Tholthorpe and early in December that year moved to Croft, its last home in the UK. The squadron was first equipped with Wellington Xs, converting to Halifax Vs coincident with its move to Tholthorpe. It used the latter type until early April 1944, after which it operated with Halifax IIIs until the end of October 1944. Through the final months of its wartime career it flew Lancaster Xs.
Thursday 28 March 2013, 10.00am
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Wednesday 27th March 10.30am - 6.00pm
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