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
? 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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