25.08.1944 No. 263 Squadron Typhoon Ib MP153 Fl/Lt. Harold M. Proctor DFC
Date: 25th August 1944
Unit: No. 263 Squadron
Type: Typhoon Ib
Base: RAF Eastchurch
Location: Lillebönne, Northern France.
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Harold Medd Proctor DFC. 159873 RAFVR Age 23. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Shot down by flak over Quillebeuf, Northern France whilst attacking a ferry with rockets on the Seine river. Fl/Lt. Proctor's Typhoon crashed on the right bank of the Seine at Lillebönne.
His body was never recovered and is commemorated on the Runnymede War Memorial. Fl/Lt. Harold Proctor had previously flown the Westland Whirlwind with the same squadron.
Fl/Lt. Harold Medd Proctor DFC standing 4th from right.
Fl/Lt. Harold Medd Proctor DFC. Commemorated on the Runnymede War Memorial Panel. 203. Son of Stanley H. Proctor, and of Nina Dorreen Proctor, of Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire, England.
Researched by Laurent Viton, France. (Ind. researcher for Aircrew Remembered)