Hall, E L

  • Name on memorial: Hall, E L
  • Memorial panel: Centre
  • Full name: Eric Lindon Hall
  • Rank: Pilot Officer (Obs)
  • Service details: 126968, 209 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Age at death: 30
  • Date of death: 08/09/1942
  • Birth place: Kings Norton
  • Parents: Austin Charlie & Florence M Hall
  • Mother's maiden name: Brockbank
  • Parents' marriage details: Kings Norton Jun-12
  • Wife: unknown
  • Wife's maiden name: unknown
  • Marriage details: unknown
  • Additional information:
    08/09/1942, 209 Sqdn, Catalina IIa, VA713, Coded L for Leather, Op: Anti-sub patrol, Took off RAF Pamanzi at 04:20 hrs.
    Took off normally but crashed in the dark just after the last flare. Sgt White, Sgt Broomfield, Sgt Davies, F/O Rich and P/O Hall all rest in Antsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar, while the remaining crewmen are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
    F/L J R Wyllie RNZAF, P/O F W Henderson RCAF, F/O K J Rich, P/O E L Hall, Sgt D P Broomfield, Sgt A S White, Sgt H Shepherd, Sgt R N Lamond, Sgt L S Davies, Sgt D Abberley all killed.
    Research suggests Eric Lindon Hall attended Banbury School
    Both his parents died in Banbury.

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