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Sayner, Arthur

Date of birth:
(Hessle/Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
October 15th, 1942
Buried on:
Air Forces Memorial Runnymede
Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Arthur Sayle flew in at least 24 operational sorties with no. 58 Squadron before he was posted to no. 10 OTU.
Afther this he flew in at least 3 operational sorties with no. 158 Path Finder Squadron between September-October 1942.
Sayner's final sortie was in Wellington III BK339 GT- piloted by Squadron Leader J. Hobbs to Cologne, 15/16.10.1942; the aircraft failed to return from the mission, and the crew of five, including Sayner, are commemorated on the Runnymeade Memorial

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Second World War (1939-1945)
No. 58 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1941
"As Wireless Operator, this airman has completed 20 operational flights including four bombing attacks on Berlin. It has been largely due to his skill that aircraft returning from long distance targets have landed safely at their base. This young Sergeant has a very fine operational record and has set a splendid example."
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Sergeant
No. 10 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1943
Air Force Medal (AFM)
"For the past twelve months this airman has been employed as a screened wireless operator/air gunner and has completed 743 hours of flying of which 210 hours have been at night. Although this flying has been of a rather dull and routine nature, by his enthusiasm and untiring energy Flight Sergeant Sayner has set an outstanding example to all."