Pilot Officer Arthur Frank DELAMORE

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 33500 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 222 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident (No. 222 Squadron Magister aircraft near Duxford on 17 February 1940), Cambridgeshire, 18 February 1940, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Whittlesea (Saints Mary and Andrew) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Adrian Wilmot Delamore and Dinah Delamore, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

On 17 February 1940, a Magister aircraft flown by Pilot Officer Delamore with Flying Officer Francis Bernard Bassett (41982) (RAF) as flying as Supernumerary hit a tree just south of Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire. Pilot Officer Delamore was fatally injured and died the following day and Pilot Officer Bassett was badly injured requiring 28 days hospitalisation.

On 14 November 1942 during a transit flight from Gibraltar to Algiers, Flight Lieutenant Bassett’s Spitfire caught fire, and he was seen to bale out, and get into a rubber dinghy. He was not seen again. He was serving with No. 152 Squadron RAF that was being transferred to North Africa.


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