M.849

Flt-Sgt / First Officer

[Seconded from RAF]

John William 'Jack' Boilstone 
 flag england b. 28 Jun 1915, Stourbridge, Worcs 30 Jan 1943 to 9 Dec 1943 

   ATA

     

 

Father: Joseph Pearson Boilstone, a Farmer; mother: Dorothy May [Downing]

m. 1942 in Bromsgrove, Dorothy Margaret [Taylor, b. 1919]

prev. a Motor Tester; RAF from 5 Jul 1941, 10 OTU, Abingdon

prev. exp. 190 hrs on Stearman PT 17, Harvard, Vultee, Oxford, Whitley in UK and USA

Address in 1943: Hillingdon, Highfield Crescent, Blackheath, Birmingham


 Postings: 16FPP

 "A neat and steady pilot of good average ability who takes his work seriously and has the makings of a very good ferry pilot"

"He posseses a quick & keen personailty and his discipline has been exemplary"

One accident, his fault:


Beaufort

 d. 9 Dec 1943 in Beaufort II LZ146 which stalled on approach to Kirkbride, dived into the ground 1000ft west of the airfield and was destroyed. Ferry from 44 MU Edzell to 40 APU Melton Mowbray.

 

Buried St Kenelm's Churchyard, Romsley, Worcs

 "Constantly remembered by his wife, parents and all relatives"

FLT SGT J.W. BOILSTONE

FIRST OFFICER A.T.A.

LOVING MEMORIES ALWAYS

OF MY DARLING HUSBAND

JACK.

WHO LOST HIS LIFE WHILE

ON DUTY AS A FERRY PILOT

DEC 9TH, 1943

AGED 28 YEARS.

OUR GARDEN OF MEMORIES

LIVES ON 


Dorothy later (1951) m. Alfred J Newman and d. 2008


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