PULLEN John Standeford 920723

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant John Standeford PULLEN

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 920723 (RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 114 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 114 Squadron Blenheim IV aircraft TI922), North Sea, 12 February 1942, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Edward and Lilian May Pullen, of Mount Barker, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 91, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK

On 12 February 1942, Blenheim TI922 took off from West Raynham at 1410 hours on Operation Fuller. The aircraft crashed in the North Sea off Kijkduin on the Dutch coast and all three crew members were killed. Two bodies were washed ashore and taken for burial in the Netherlands but Sergeant Pullen has no known grave.

The crew members of TI922 were:

Pilot Officer Robert Elmer Drysdale (J/5792) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Arthur Stanley Maynard (1065233) (RAFVR)
Sergeant John Standeford Pullen (920723) (RAFVR)

References:

Chorley, W.R. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1942, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1994
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records