Pilot Officer GERARD HAMILTON MAFFETT 80814, 257 Sqdn., RAFVR -Hurricane p3175

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    Pilot Officer GERARD HAMILTON MAFFETT

    80814, 257 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 24
    on 31 August 1940
    Son of Lt.-Col. Reginald Ernest and Gwendoline Mary Maffett, of Wellington Lodge, Maidenhead, Berks. His brother John Francis also died on service.
    Remembered with honour
    BRAY CEMETERY

    80814, P/O Gerard Hamilton Maffett’s Hurricane was shot down over Walton-on-the-Naze after his squadron intercepted enemy aircraft returning from a bombing raid on Fighter Command airfields. Maffett, 24, managed to bale out of his stricken plane – but was too low to save himself. His aircraft ended up on the saltings at the north end of what used to be the Naze Golf Course and is now a public open space.

    Seventy years on, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) commemorated the incident on 27th August 2010. A Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster made a dedicated flypast at the Naze Tower after taking part in the Clacton Air Show


    The Battle Of Britain Weather Diary - Netweather Community Forums - Page 7
    Aviation Print
    ISC 1939 -1940

    His Brother also died in Service
    Wing Commander JOHN FRANCIS MAFFETT

    25054, Royal Air Force
    who died age 29
    on 12 February 1942
    Son of Reginald Ernest and Gwendoline Mary Maffett; husband of Delia Violet Maffett, of Hindhead, Surrey. His brother Gerard Hamilton Maffett also died.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
     

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