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Talbot, H.J., P/Off., 1941
In Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 45946 Pilot Officer Henry James Talbot, serving with the Royal Air Force, who died 26/05/1941.

P/O H.J. Talbot was serving with 98 Sqdn. Coastal Command. He was a crew member of Battle I P2330 on a ferry flight. The aircraft flew into a mountain at Bakkasel, killing all four crew. They were remembered on the Runnymede Memorial.

In 1999 the remains of the aeroplane and crew were found entombed in a glacier, and were buried with full military honours in Fossvogur Cemetery, near Reykjavic, Iceland in 2000.
Royal Air Force Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol.1 Aircraft and Crew Losses 1939-1941; Ross McNeill; 2003; Midland Publishing; ISBN 1 85780 128 8

The Journal 26/08/2000; 28/08/2000 reports the story.

Henry James Talbot is remembered at North Shields on N34.60


The CWGC entry for Pilot Officer Talbot

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