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Pilot Officer Jack Wallace GARTON (70887) of the Royal Air Force

Pilot

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Spitfire Ia R6705
 AIR81/1055

Death of Death 1940-07-09

Served in 54 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. 50. Grave 15935. at Margate Cemetery, Kent, United Kingdom (Map)

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London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
70887Jack Wallace GARTONLondon Gazette issue : 34738 , Dated 1939-11-21 , Download #34738

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 09 Jul 40 Aircraft: Spitfire I R6705 Unit 54 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , UK
Details
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerJack Wallace GARTON (70887) Pilot Spitfire Ia R6705  AIR81/1055 1940-07-0954 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMargate Cemetery, Kent

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