Biographical information about Bill Martin (1916-1942), a wireless operator/gunner in RAF 224 Squadron who was briefly posted to Tiree in 1942. Bill and all but one of his fellow crew members lost their lives when their plane collided with a barrage balloon in fog on the edge of Dartmoor in October 1942. A memorial was unveiled there by Bill’s widow in 2018.

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Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Filing Cabinet 9: drawer 1
Current Location: normal location

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  1. R Barrowman

    I have a group photograph of twelve men in RAF uniform which was probably taken at the end of a training course in Scotland in 1940. There are twelve signatures on the back. One of the signatures reads W. B. Martin. I would be ineterested to hear from any relative of Williiam Ballantyne Martin who might be able to recognise him in my photograph.

    R. Barrowman


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