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08.10.1940 No. 264 Squadron Defiant I N1627 P/O. Goodall

Operation: Patrol                      

Date: 8th October 1940 (Tuesday)

Unit: 264 Squadron RAF

Type: Defiant I.

Serial: N1627.  

Coded: PS-?                  

Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire.                  

Pilot: P/O Harold Ingham Goodall 79159 RAFVR Age 25. Killed

Air/Gnr: Sgt. Robert Bett Mirk Young 40197 RNZAF Age 22. Killed                                

REASON FOR LOSS:

Took-off from Luton airfield, crashed at Marlow, Bucks, exact cause unknown. Reputedly as a result of enemy action.

264 Squadron Defiants at Kirton In Lindsey.

Sgt. Robert Bett Mirk Young and his grave at Northwood.

BURIAL DETAILS:

P/O Harold Ingham Goodall. Poole Parkstone Cemetery. Sec. V. Grave 87. Son of John and Harriett Gertrude Goodall, of Parkstone, Birmingham, England.

Sgt. Robert Bett Mirk Young. Northwood Cemetery. Sec. H. Grave 253. Son of John Carville and Emma Harriet Young of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand.

Researched for relatives of the crew with thanks to the following: Commonwealth Graves Commission, 'Fighter Command Losses' - Norman Franks. 

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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