Service Details
Name:
FALKSON
Given Name:
JACK
Initials:
J
Service No:
41688
Rank:
Pilot Officer
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force
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Unit:
263 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1940-06-08
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Cause of Death:
Lost in H.M.S. Glorious, Falkson took part in the successful evacuation of fighters from Narvik on 8 June 1940 when he and nine other pilots from 263 Squadron landed their Gladiators aboard HMS Glorious. However this successful evacuation was to no avail when the carrier was sunk by the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau later in the day with the loss of almost all aboard
Additional
Information:
Son of A. and Elizabeth Falkson, of Durban North, Natal, South Africa. Credited with 1 shared biplane victory. ***Jewish
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 8.

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