RAF Pilots Medal Group and KIA Scroll, 199 Squadro
WW2, RAF Medal Group to - 199 Squadron (RCM) Stirling Bomber Pilot, P/O F.R. Chatwin, K.I.A.
Stirling III, LJ518 / K, took off from RAF North Creake (Norfolk) at 19.02 Hrs on the evening of 25th September 1944.
199 Squadron were to provide a 'Mandrel' Radio jamming 'Counter Measures' screen, in support of the Bomber Command bombing raid on the German city of Mannheim.
P/O Chatwin's Stirling, on the return trip over Norfolk, encountered very bad weather, and to help the Navigator and crew gain a position fix he descended the heavy Bomber through thick cloud.
Upon this the Stirling suddenly struck tall trees - upon rising ground - and although the pilot climbed the aircraft sharply, sustained impact damage forced the Stirling into a steep dive and into the ground at Edgefield Street, 3 ½ miles S/E of Holt.
Sadly, all of the Stirling eight man crew were killed.
With the lot are his medal group of three - 1939/45, France & Germany stars and War medal.
His rare 'original' RAF Death Scroll in it's issue Air Ministry Envelope.
Copies of the Squadron O.R.B., copy London gazette, C.W.G.C certificate and info.