RAF Wellington Air Gunner KIA, Medal Slip & Resear
Original WW2 RAF Medal slips to Sgt. A.H. Shattock KIA.
The slips would have accompanied Sgt. Shattock's issued medals (1939-45, Air Crew Europe stars, War medal, Not with the lot).
On the night 3-4th January 1942, RAF Air Gunner Sgt. Shattock was flying with his regular crew piloted by, P/O R.B. Thomas.
They were part of RAF 99 Squadron (Waterbeach) flying Wellington R1519 (LN-Q) on Operations to Brest.
On the return journey a feint signal was heard, at base from the Wellington, indicating that it was making a Forced Landing in the sea off Portland Bill.
The Coastguard at Portland saw the Wellington go into the sea approx. 300 yards out.
Despite the best efforts to save the crew by trawler, there were no survivors, and within a few days the body of one of the crew was washed ashore.
The other five crew members were sadly never found.
The Lot consists of a folder of -
Medal slips, CWGC certificate, copies of all Operations from Squadron ORB, Bomber Command losses entry, 99 Squadron information, copies of period 99 Squadron photographs.