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Freese, Laurence E

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rank: Sgt
status: kia
airforce: RAF
born: Ilford United Kingdom

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Laurence Eric Freese, from Ilford, Essex, joined the RAFVR about November 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 18 EFTS and 5 FTS, converted to Spitfires at 7 OTU, Hawarden and was posted to 611 Squadron at Tern Hill on 29th September 194.

Freese joined 74 Squadron at Biggin Hill on 26th October and on 14th November claimed a Ju87. On 10th January 1941 the squadron went on an anti-shipping strike but they were sent too far out and ran out of fuel on the return trip.

Freese was fatally injured attempting to make a forced-landing at Detling in Spitfire IIa P7561.

He was 24 years old and is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery, Essex - Sec. D. Grave 1937.

Son of Ernest Henry and Lilian Mary Freese, of Barkingside, Ilford.

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Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RAF 18 EFTS Fairoaks
RAF 5 FTS Sealand
RAF 7 OTU Hawarden
RAF 611 Squadron Ternhill 1940-09-29
RAF 74 Squadron Biggin Hill 1940-10-26

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P7561 1941-01-10

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