Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: WHITEHEAD, Christopher Dereck Ainley Flight Sergeant (Air gunner) 969071 RAFVR

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default WHITEHEAD, Christopher Dereck Ainley Flight Sergeant (Air gunner) 969071 RAFVR

    Can I first thank everyone for the many replies that I have received for previous posts. This website has been excellent in finding out the information I need. Unaccountably I failed to ask for details of these last four men.


    I am conducting research into the men on the two King’s School Worcester war memorials The intention is to produce a commemorative book. I am looking to find details of how men were killed and if possible obtain a photograph of the individual. Could anyone help with the following casualty?

    WHITEHEAD, Christopher Dereck Ainley Flight Sergeant (Air gunner) 969071 RAFVR buried WORCESTER (ASTWOOD) CEMETERY died 26/05/1942

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Val. Mezirici, Czech Republic
    Posts
    833
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Default

    Hi Mark,

    Whitley P5092; 26th May 1942

    http://www.griffon.clara.net/19/19ot...our_master.htm

    Mojmir

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for that Mojmir. Is it safe to presume that he died in a training accident? Would there be any further details about it anywhere?

    Mark

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    1,314
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    Mark

    You are aware of Christopher Whitehead School in Worcester?

    DaveW

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I am. Indeed my mother attended it before and during WW2. Is there a connection?

    Mark

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    1,314
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    Mark,


    Contrary to local legend, it seems not. I am a Worcester native and it has always been my belief that the school was named after a deceased RAF airman. Anyway, a quick look at the internet comes up with this.
    http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/...chool/?ref=arc .
    Whether or not your CW is a relative? Sorry to have wasted your time. I have learned something!

    DaveW

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •