Roy Jack Hubert Hussey

Memorial: Chipping Sodbury - School

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Medals: 1939–45 Star, Distinguish Flying Cross, Distinguished Flying Medal, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Flight Lieutenant 145116

Parents: Nellie Hussey (widow and publican)

Home address: Beaufort Arms, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Schoolboy

Date of birth: 23/02/1923

Date of death: 20/02/1945

Buried/Commemorated at: Christchurch Churchyard, Coxley, Somerset

Age: 21

Further information:

19 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Roy attended Chipping Sodbury High School between 1934 and 1939 and joined the RAF in 1940 when he was under age. He flew in the North African campaign and became a Flying Ace scoring impressive numbers of hits against Junkers, Messerschmitts, German ground transport and German aerodromes. On one occasion he fought an air battle outnumbered 6 to 1. He was seen as an inspiration to other younger pilots and received 2 distinguished flying medals, was Mentioned in Despatches and New Year Honours List. By 1943 Roy had completed 350 operational hours and flown more than 230 sorties. Roy was flying Mustang KH440 (on loan from USAF) and coming into land at RAF Dalachy in Scotland he stalled the plane on approach, crashed and was killed.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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