1874948, Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), Frederick Thomas MARTIN
Aged 20
medals not known
570 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died on Wednesday 14th November 1945

Impetum Deducimus - We launch the spearhead

Born in Q2-1925 [Newmarket 3b:743], to George and Beatrice B. MARTIN (née HUNT). He was a ex Grammar School pupil and lived in Stanley Road.

In the 1939 register his parents were at 70 Stanley Road, Newmarket, father George B [21-10-1889] aloft man in stables, and mother Beatrice [3-4-1897], there is one closed record.

Flying in Short Stirling IV , PW422 of 570 Squadron, from RAF Rivenhall. The aircraft was dropping newspapers following a flight from the UK. It descended to low level in poor visibility and whilst running up to drop the bundles, it struck a telegraph pole and crashed into a house in Esstraat, Sint.Stevens-Woluwe, just south of Brussels airport, where it was destroyed by fire. Three Belgian civilians were killed in the house.
The crew were: Pilot W/O Tom Hall, Flt Engr F/S Ronald George James Fair, W/Op F/S Frederick Thomas Martin, A/B F/S Reginald Clifford Meavers, Nav W/O William Robert Walker.

the call sign would have been V8-? or EF-?

their Memorial in Esstraat, Sint Stevens-Woluwe, Brussels

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Frederick is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery, Belgium Ref- X.33.9

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