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F/LT Francis Wilton

Flight Lieutenant Francis William Wilton RAFVR (81283), aged 35, of Plymouth, Devon?  Buried in Newton on Ouse Churchyard, Yorkshire.

The Flamingo Crash F/LT Francis Wilton

Francis Wilton received his commission to P/O on probation on 1st July 1940 rising to F/O on probation exactly a year later. At the time of his death his rank was that of an Acting nature. The CWGC lists no family details for him however upon searching the birth’s index his birth must have been registered in Plymouth in 1916 suggesting he was born locally.

Thanks to Richard Allenby for the above photo and information.