Roy Marples was born on January 22nd, 1920 as son to Percy Salisbury Marples and Elizabeth Marie Louise Marples. He was married to Kathleen Gladys Victoria Marples. He was killed on April 25th, 1944 with No. 329 (French) Squadron and the rank of Wing Commander. He collided with another aircraft in his Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, MK371.
March 28th, 1938: Acting Pilot Officer;
May 8th, 1940: Pilot Officer;
September 3rd, 1940: Flying Officer;
?: Acting Flight Lieutenant;
September 3rd, 1941: Flight Lieutenant (war subs.);
January 1st, 1944: Temporary Squadron Leader;
?: Acting Wing Commander.
?: Stockport Grammar School;
?: Manchester University;
January 1938: Royal Air Force;
April 9th, 1938: No. 8 Flying Training School;
October 29th, 1938: No. 19 Squadron;
May 1940: No. 616 Squadron, Rochford;
August 26th, 1940 - November 7th, 1940: Kent and Canterbury Hospital;
July 1941: Flight Commander No. 41 Squadron, Merston;
Jne 9th, 1942: Flight Commander No. 127 Squadron, Wastern Desert;
July 20th, 1942: Commanding Officer No. 238 Squadron;
November 25th, 1942 - January 26th, 1943: Commanding Officer No. 145 Squadron;
April 1944: Commanding Officer No. 145 Wing, Merston.
June 1st, 1940: Heinkel He 111 (damaged)
June 26th, 1940: Heinkel He 111;
August 15th, 1940: Junkers Ju 88 (probably);
May 5th, 1941: Junker Ju 88 (damaged);
June 22nd, 1941: Messerschmitt Me 109;
June 26th, 1941: Messerschmitt Me 109 (damaged);
August 9th, 1941: Messerschmitt Me 109 (probably);
August 12th, 1941: Messerschmitt Me 109 (shared);
August 21st, 1941: Messerschmitt Me 109 (probably);
September 18th, 1941: Junkers W34 (shared);
July 8th, 1942: Messerschmitt Me 109 (shared);
October 30th, 1942: Junker Ju 87 (probably);
January 12th, 1943: Macchi Mc202.
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