Group Captain CHARLES HENRY APPLETON

Serviceman Headstone image Serviceman grave marker serviceman image
Rank Group Captain
Forenames CHARLES HENRY
Surname APPLETON
Initials C H
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Saturday, 12 August 1944
Age 38
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number 24139
Force Royal Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Air Force
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 247 (Royal Air Force) Squadron, 124 Wing
Military Honours and Awards COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CBE), DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (DSO), DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC), CROIX DE GUERRE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA WAR CROSS.
Place of Burial/Commemoration BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IV. C. 14.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF CAPTAIN HENRY M. APPLETON AND MAUD APPLETON; HUSBAND OF YVONNE MARJARIE APPLETON, OF MARANDELLAS, SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

Additional Information

 

 

CHARLES HENRY APPLETON was educated in School House at Malvern College, between 1920 and 1924.1

 

 

Group Captain CHARLES HENRY APPLETON was pilot of Hawker Typhoon 1b  MN928 'G' of 247 (Royal Air Force) Squadron. His aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire (flak) near Flers on Saturday the 12th August 1944. He was a Rhodesian pilot and had only one leg2

 

 

References
1. Information kindly provided by Ian Quickfall, Archivist, Malvern College.
2. Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 3 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1944-1945 (incorporating Air Defence Great Britain and 2nd Tactical Air Force). p.80. Published by Midland Publishing. 2000.  by Norman L R Franks.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto, Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 3 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1944-1945 (incorporating Air Defence Great Britain and 2nd Tactical Air Force). p.80. Published by Midland Publishing. 2000.  by Norman L R Franks and Royal Air Force 247 Squadron web page. Ian Quickfall, Archivist, Malvern College.

 

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