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  Pilot Officer William Charlton   
 

Pilot Officer William Charlton - RAFVR

 
P/O William Charlton was serving as Pilot on board Hampden Mk.I AT-191 coded EQ-GA during an operation to Essen on June 1/2, 1942. They failed to return from this operation after being shot down by a nightfighter. P/O Charlton is buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery while his crew lie at Amersfoort(Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

The other crewmembers were:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

P/O Cyril Sandland

RAFVR

Observer

Hampstead Heath

-

Sgt Frederick Womar - DFM

RAFVR

W/OP/AG

-

-

SgtAlfred Marland

RAFVR

W/OP/AG

Hutton, Lancs

21

Pilot Officer William Frederick Dixon Charlton RAFVR was the son of Clement & Sarah Charlton & brother of John. He joined the RAF at the beginning of the war in December 1939.He was living in Northern Ireland and volunteered as there was no conscription there. He worked for the Belfast Banking Company. He was killed, aged 22 on what is believed to have been his sixteenth or seventeenth mission

 
  Photo courtesy of John Charlton (brother of William Charlton), research by Linda Ibrom.