Bill Perry enlisted in the RAF in October 1940 and after recieving his wings he was posted to No. 31 transport Squadron which was stationed in India on trooping duties to Iraq and the Middle East. The squadron moved to Akyab in February 1942 in support of the British forces in Burma.
After his first tour he returned to England in March 1944 to prepare for the invasion of occupied Europe and was posted to No. 512 Squadron. On D Day he and his fellow pilots of 512 Squadron dropped the 9th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment southeast of Merville.
Perry also was active on the second lift on September 1944 for operation Market Garden.
On the third day the flak had increased around the drop zones for the ground forces. The Dakota, piloted by Perry, was hit by heavy and medium flak and caught fire. Perry was killed on crashlanding close to the village of Schaijk.
? Flight Sergeant
13 December, 1943: Pilot Officer on Probation (Emergency)
5 June 1944: Flying Officer (war sub)
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