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John Philip Halestrap

John Philip Halestrap

Date of Birth

28 April, 1924

College

Borough Road College

Job(s)

Called up after five terms

Service number

165325

WW2 rank

Flying Officer Navigator

68 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

04 March, 1945

Location of death

RAF station Coltishall, Norfolk, England

Buried/memorial

Ipswich Crematorium

Biography

Flying Officer Navigator John Philip Halestrap entered Borough Road College in 1941, but was called up to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve after five terms. In March of 1945 Flying Officer Navigator Halestrap and his Pilot were attempting to land their plane when according to reports, ‘Lost height on single-engined overshoot and crashed on return from patrol RAF Coltishall’. Both men died.

Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

aviation-safety.net

Borough Road College 1941 Registry