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Samuel Leslie Whillis

A photo of Pilot Officer Samuel Leslie Whillis

About Samuel Leslie Whillis

Pilot Officer Samuel Whillis joined the RAF in 1940 and trained as a flight engineer. His squadron service included 61 Squadron, Bomber Command, after which he was assigned to the newly-formed 617 Squadron. On May 16, 1943, Pilot Officer Whillis lost his life when the Lancaster he was assigned to flew into a high tension pylon near Haldern, Germany, with the loss of the crew. He left behind a wife, Gladys Winifred Whillis. ...more info

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