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Christie, John McB

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rank: Sgt
status: kia
airforce: RAF
born: Paisley Scotland

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John McBean Christie joined the RAFVR in July 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and did his elementary flying training at 12 EFTS Wick.

He moved on to 5 FTS Sealand on No. 48 Course, which ran from 27th May to 10th August 1940.

Christie arrived at 7 OTU Hawarden on the 10th and after converting to Spitfires he joined 152 Squadron at Warmwell on 22nd August.

On 26th September Christie was shot down by Me109's in combat over the Channel off Swanage. His Spitfire, K9882, crashed into the sea and he was picked up dead.

Christie was 22 and is buried in Arkleston Cemetery, Renfrew - Sec. L. Row T. Grave 51

Son of Alex and Margaret Christie, of Oldhall, Paisley.

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Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RAF 12 EFTS Wick
RAF 5 FTS Sealand 1940-05-27
RAF 7 OTU Hawarden 1940-08-10
RAF 152 Squadron 1940-08-22

Aircraft:

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SerialNoteDate
K9882 1940-09-26

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