Date of Birth
26 June, 1919
Borough Road College
101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Theatre of war
Date of death
20 January, 1942
Location of death
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.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Curtis, Mike. 'Deadlines', Leicester, 2017.
Letters from mother
Borough Road College 1939 Registry