M.209 First Officer  Geoffrey James Ian Clennell 
flag england   b. 29 Oct 1912, Letchworth 4 Feb 1941 to 17 Jul 1941 

 

     

 

m. 1934 Joan Ossory [Dunlop - she was an M.T. driver with the ATA from 20 Jul 1942 to 27 Jan 1943], 3 children

prev. RAF Sep 1932 - Sep 1938 (Pilot Officer in 1934, promoted to Flt-Lt 8 Jun 1937); apprentice to Bentley Motors

A test pilot in 1939.

Address in 1941: 38 Richmond Hill Rd, Birmingham


Suspended for 2 days in April 1941 for "aerobatics"

"First Class pilot, very keen and hard-working. Occasionally has fallen down on small points of discipline."

Resigned to join RAF


d. 25 Feb 1942 when a Squadron Leader with 255 Sqn, RAFVR when crash landing Beaufighter II T3023 due to engine failure on final approach to RAF Coltishall.

P/O Harold Vincent also died of injuries sustained in the same accident. 

buried Scottow Cemetery

Mrs Clennell wrote to Pauline Gower in May 1943, asking for help as she was "in very straightened circumstances."

Pauline passed it on to the RAF Benevloent Fund, who were already paying for her elder son's education (£25 per term).


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