Boddy, Thomas Ingham

Date of death:
June 4th, 1955
Service number:
544755 (NCO)/53474 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

On the night of 21-22 Dec 1942 Stirling I R9262 MG-A with aboard Thomas Boddy took off 1709 from Oakington. En route for a bombing mission on Munich the aircraft was shot down by an Me 110 and crashed at Seraincourt (Ardennes), 16 kn NW of Rethel, France. Three members of of the crew were killed in the crash; four managed to evade capture including Boddy and Lewis.
Those who died are buried in Seraincourt Churchyard.

Thomas Boddy was killed in a Sunderland Flying Boat accident in 1955 at Eastborne

Promotions:
? Flight Sergeant
3 October, 1943: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)
3 April, 1944 : Flying Officer (war sub)
3 October, 1945: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)
9 March, 1949: commission relinquished

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1943
Action:
Citation:
"In air operations this member of aircraft crew displayed exemplary conduct and gallantry worthy of the highest praise."

Details:
Simultaneously was the DFM awarded to Flying Officer Lewis
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

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