M.811

Flt-Sgt (RAF)

[Seconded from RAF, Serial No 1292918]

Deryck John Michael 'Mickey' Martin 
 flag england  b. 21 Aug 1919, Bridport, Devon 15 Dec 1942 to 11 Oct 1943

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B.Sc. (Lon) at King's College, 1940

Address in 1942: 34 Marlow Rd, Maidenhead

prev. RAF 21 Oct 1940 - 15 Dec 1942

prev. exp. 127hrs in Tiger Moth, Harvard, Oxford, Wellington, in UK and S. Rhodesia

"Although the above-named member of the RAF is a clever and intelligent fellow, it is unfortunate that he suffers considerably from air-sickness. If he could overcome this difficulty, he should prove to be a very good ferry pilot."


Postings: 16FPP

17 Aug 1943, he was held to blame for a take-off accident in a Wellington.

"All through his training he has been exceptionally keen, well behaved and willing but his flying has been rather erratic and not as sensible as would be expected from his experience and intelligence."


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 d. 11 Oct 1943 (Died in ATA Service) in Hurricane I L2026 which crashed at Cranage Farm, Kilmany, Fifeshire, after engine failure.

 buried Baptitst Chapel, Marlow Rd, Maidenhead (where his father Arthur was the minister)

 

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"He was a popular young man; he was a member of the Maidenhead Tennis Club and his wide circle of friends deeply mourn his loss."


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