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Aircraftman 1st Class Geoffrey SHEFFIELD (552231) of the Royal Air Force


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Anson I K6183
 AIR81/3

Death of Death 1939-09-05 Age : 18 years.

Served in 206 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 3. at Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom (Map)

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AIR81/3Pilot Officer L H Edwards: prisoner of war. Leading Aircraftman J Quilter, Sergeant A O Heslop and Aircraftman 1st Class G Sheffield: missing presumed dead; Anson K6183 failed to return from patrol over the North Sea, 5 September 1939.C14141982

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 05 Sep 39 Aircraft: Anson I K6183 Unit 206 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location ,
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SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantAlexander Oliver HESLOP (566050) Anson I K6183  AIR81/3 1939-09-059 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Leading AircraftmanJohn QUILTER (524808) Anson I K6183  AIR81/3 1939-09-05206 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassGeoffrey SHEFFIELD (552231) Anson I K6183  AIR81/3 1939-09-05206 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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