Personnel Index - Detail

Name
McCLURE
First Names
David Alston Johnstone
Rank
Pilot Officer (later Squadron Leader)
Service
RAF
Service Number
41596
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
Posted in 12/39 and out 11/40
Age
22

 

Awarded the DFC.



Extract from a 49 Squadron photograph

P/O McClure flew 40 Hampden operations as 1st and 2nd pilot (19 & 21)......most of his 2nd pilot trips were with Sgt A W Hills.
His first operations were two submarine patrols at the end of February 1940 and his final operation was on the 19th September 1940. 

At some later point in his career he was posted to 83Sqn.



An 83Sqn image taken outside the Officers Mess at (we speculate) RAF Scampton.



An extract showing David McClure (rear right of the back row on the large image)



At an unknown airfield with apparently newly planted trees.



The above image was taken at the Norfolk seaside town of Cromer.

The three images above are courtesy of Helene McClure (David was her Uncle).


S/L McClure was killed flying with 83Sqn on 12th March 1943 and is buried in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery.



​Photographed by Dom Howard.
 


 

Extract is from Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses