2nd Officer

[Seconded from RAF]

David Martin Selby 
 flag england b. 7 Dec 1921, London  21 Feb 1943 to 18 Sep 1944



Father: Henry S Selby, mother Annie F [Sleat]

Ed. Alleyn's School, Dulwich, London

m. 1942 Dorothy [Winter] , one child

prev. Insurance Clerk; RAF Sgt Pilot

prev. exp 260 hrs on Tiger Moth, Oxford, Anson, Bisley (Blenheim Mk V)

Address in 1943: 59 Horniman Dr., Forest Hill, London SE23

6 Jul 1944: "This pilot's house was recently bombed and I granted him two days compassionate leave ... He has found another house"

Address in 1944: 28 Netherby Rd, Honor Oak, SE23 (parents' home)

Postings: 5FTPP, 16FPP

 "His Class I flying was very disappointing" but "He was given Class III conversion in view of his previous experience and did quite well"

"He has proved himself a reliable and steady pilot"

 beaufighter 6

d. 18 Sep 1944 in Beaufighter X KW326 which crashed into the sea 1.5 miles from shore after the port engine caught fire on takeoff from Lossiemouth.

His body was recovered on the 21 Sep and buried in Camberwell New Cemetery, Honor Oak.


 "His untimely end has been a great blow to his father and myself, as we loved him very dearly. Yours Faithfully, A F Selby"


"OFFERS IN WRITING - Velocette motor cycle, the property of the late S/O D M Selby. Age and mileage unknown, but probably 1932/34 model; at present at No. 16 Ferry Pool, Carlisle"

"Reference sale of motor cycle, I am prepared to offer the sum of £5 - F/O J Huxley, 16FPP"


His wife Dorothy m. 1948 George W H Painter

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