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Dennis Reginald Fair

Dennis Reginald Fair

College

Shoreditch College

Service number

64935

WW2 rank

Pilot Officer

50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

25 March, 1942

Location of death

French coast (near Lorient)

Buried/memorial

Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery

Biography

Pilot Officer Dennis Reginald Fair, of Teddington, Middlesex, graduated from Shoreditch College in 1937. On March 25, 1942, at the age of 26, his plane with three other crew members went down on route to Gardening-Lorient airport from RAF Skellingthorpe. It is believed the plane, a Handley Page Hampden Mk1, experienced mechanical failure then was hit by flak. Pilot Officer Fairs body was never recovered. He is remembered at Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery in France.

Sources

www.aviation-safety.net 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission