Bio / Text:
Allan Anthony Burtenshaw was born in Windsor on 23rd February 1920. His family settled in Snodland, Kent where he played for the local cricket team. He was awarded a choral scholarship to Eton and after graduating he joined the RAFVR in April 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called to full-time service on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 23 EFTS and 5 FTS and was posted to 54 Squadron at Catterick on 29th September 1940.
He was killed on 12th March 1941 whilst flying in Spitfire II P7689 of No 54 Sqn, which was shot down by a Me109 near Maidstone.
Possibly shot down by Hptm Horst Geyer (Stab JG51) 40km north of Hastings.
He is buried in Snodland Cemetery - Sec. B. Grave 1503.
Son of Allan Ernest and Lillian Edith Burtenshaw; husband of Muriel Vida Burtenshaw.
Photo - He had married his wife Muriel Vida Burtenshaw (known as Peggy) only a few months previously)
Battle of Britain London Monument
Luftwaffe Claims 1941