41258, Plt Off James John Hawke COPLEY
I am seeking a little information on the above officer, who was granted a SSC as Prob APO on 29 Oct 38. He joined 41 Sqn on 10 Jun 1939, promoted to Plt Off on 29 Aug 39, and killed in a flying accident on 14 Sep 39, aged 18. He was the son of Sqn Ldr (Ret) Reginald J. & Josephine M. Copley of Newton, Cambs, and is buried in St Margaret Churchyard, Newton.
I would like to establish (i) his date of birth, and (ii) his unit/s between his appointment to a SSC in Oct 38 and his time of joining 41 Sqn in Jun 39.
Can anyone help me further, please?
The Pilots of 41 Squadron RAF, 1939-1945