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

Lost in aircraft Anson I K6183  AIR81/3

Death of Death 1939-09-05 .

Served in 206 Sqdn

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


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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
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 of Crash 1939-01-01 05 Sep 39 Aircraft Name Anson I Serial Number K6183
Unit 206 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Anson I K6183

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/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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