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    Default Senior RAF Offficer deaths in WW2 Bomber Command

    Hi,

    With all the recent attention on the new Bomber Command Memorial, I was wondering who was the most senior officer to die serving with Bomber Command during WW2.

    I believe it could be AVM Owen Tudor BOYD CB,OBE,MC,AFC Air Officer Commanding 93 Group Bomber Command died 5 August 1944 from a heart attack.

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    Mark

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    Default Ummmmmmmmmm!

    With great respect to Boyd, dying with a heart attack is not really attributable to his being in Bomber Command.

    The most senior RAF officer to be killed - as opposed to just dying - was Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory.

    On bomber ops it was probably someone like Gp Capt Anthony Evans-Evans DFC the station commander at Coningsby. There are several other gp capts who were killed but can't think of their names offhand. Don't know of an air cdre who was killed but if there was, you guys will know about him!! Air Cdre Ivelaw-Chapman was the most senior air officer taken POW from Bomber Command, I think.

    Old Rotor

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