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Wilson, Anthony N

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airforce: RAF
born: Battledown United Kingdom

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616 Squadron, flew into sea in low cloud on convoy escort 12 miles ESE of Hornsea 21-2-40 F/Lt A W Wilson killed

From Commonwealth Graves Commission: Son of the Revd. Ernest Clapin Wilson and Gwendolyn Wilson, of Battledown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The inscription reads Baffledown, a typo.

A newspaper archive search (pay subscription, title only provided here, full article is 211 words, see link right) indicates ...

"SON KILLED ON AIR PATROL REV. E. C. WILSON BEREAVED Their many friends in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds will regret learn of the ... ”

Source: Monday 11 March 1940 , Gloucestershire Echo , Gloucestershire, England

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RAF 616 1940-02-01

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K9810 1940-02-21
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by: kurtis 616 had Meteors 2015-09-19 14:39:25

Squadron 616 is known for being the first Squadron to fly the only operational allied jet, the meteor, in WWII.
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by: kurtis Images or Pre-war information for Anthony Neville Wilson 2015-09-19 14:41:29

Does anyone have an image, background (pre-war) details on this pilot. He was 33 years old when he was killed. Commonwealth Graves indicates his parents home-town of Baffledown, Gloucestershire. Approx co-ords of crash?
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reply: kurtis more info coming from local historians 2015-09-22 02:20:04

more information coming from local geneolgy researcher / library
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