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Colin Hubert Curtis

Colin Hubert Curtis

Date of Birth

26 June, 1919

College

Borough Road College

Service number

107980

WW2 rank

Pilot Officer

101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

20 January, 1942

Location of death

The Netherlands

Buried/memorial

Runnymede Memorial

Biography

Pilot Officer Colin Hubert Curtis was a student at Borough Road College from 1938 to 1940. On 20th of January, 1942 Pilot Officer Curtis and his crew of six went on a bombing raid over the Netherlands. They were shot down by a German pilot over the Dutch coast. Their bodies were never found. In 2017 Pilot Officer Curtis’ nephew, Mike Curtis, publish a book about the incident; Deadlines.

Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Curtis, Mike. 'Deadlines', Leicester, 2017.

Letters from mother

Borough Road College 1939 Registry