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William Hugh Coverley came from a Nottinghamshire family and was educated at Scarborough College. He was commissioned in the RAFO in October 1937 and called to full-time service at the outbreak of war. In November 1939 he was posted to 602 Squadron at Drem.
On 7th July 1940 Coveriey shared in destroying a Ju88. He was shot down by enemy fighters over Dorchester on 25th August and baled out, unhurt. His Spitfire P9381 crashed and burned out on Galton Heath.
Coverley was shot down over the Biggin Hill area on 7th September. He baled out, badly burned but his descent was not seen and his body was not found until 16th September. His Spitfire, N3198, crashed in flames at Fosters Farm, Hayesden Lane, near Tonbridge.
He is buried in Scarborough (Dean Road) Cemetery - Sec. C. Grave 7A.
Son of Thomas Craven Coverley, and of Mary Elizabeth Coverley, of Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
Coverley was 23.
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