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90 Squadron Crest
12.11.1943 No. 90 Squadron Stirling III EH908 WP-U W/O. Glyn A. Timlin

Operation: Training

Date: 12th November 1943 (Friday)

Unit: No. 90 Squadron

Type: Stirling III

Serial: EH908

Code: WP-U

Base: RAF Tuddenham, Suffolk

Location: Hundon, Suffolk

Pilot: W/O. Glyn Anthony Timlin 924220 RAFVR Age 21. Killed (1)

Fl/Eng: Sgt. C.I. Stocker RAFVR Survived (1)

Nav: Sgt. F.J. Hayes RAFVR Survived (1)

Air/Bmr: Sgt. G.C. McKenzie RAFVR Survived (1)

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. James Walter Biscoe 1891314 RAFVR Age 28. Killed (1)

Air/Gnr: Sgt. K.M. Aitchison RAFVR Survived (1)


During a training operation it is understood that the control column became jammed resulting in the aircraft crashing at Hendon in Suffolk at 21:27 hrs. Two of the crew killed.

(1) Almost the same crew were flying a Stirling III EF179 WP-V on a gardening operation off the Frisian Islands the previous month. During the return they flew too close to a convoy and were hit by flak, damaged with ditching at 03:15 hrs 10 miles east of Cromer, Norfolk. All but one of the crew were picked up by a destroyer. The body of Sgt. Thomas Richard Miller 1086156 RAFVR was never recovered.

Researched for the Wimbledon College Roll Of Honour. Pilot, W/O. Glyn Anthony Timlin being a former pupil.

Burial details:

W/O. Glyn Anthony Timlin. Cambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13920. Son of John Alexander Timlin and of Margaret Mary Timlin (née Bogue). 

Sgt. James Walter Biscoe. Woodgrange Park Cemetery. Square 9. Coll. Grave 8007. Son of Alfred Biscoe, and of Caroline Biscoe, of Dagenham, England. Grave inscription reads: “The Blow Is Bitter, The Loss Severe, To Part With One, We Loved So Dear”.

Sgt. Thomas Richard Miller. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 159.

Researched for the Wimbledon College Roll Of Honour - Aircrew Remembered have offered to provide basic information for the school records. For further details our thanks to the sources quoted below.

KTY 21.06.2015

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