Service Details
Name:
FELTON
Given Name:
LESLIE JAMES
Initials:
L J
Service No:
207191
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
21 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-12-15
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Age:
20
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, in Martin Baltimore, AH-151 was hit three times by flak over the target area, these hits killed the top gunner and injured the observer. AH-151 landed at Belandah where the body of F/Sgt. Felton was removed from the aircraft by medical personnel of the USAAF and reputedly handed over to 239 RAF Wing for burial. His grave is unknown, so he is commerated on the Alamein Memorial. He had been hit by flak shrapnel in the upper body.
Additional
Information:
Son of Henry J. Felton, and of Dorothy Mary Felton, of Durban, Natal, South Africa. His brother also died on service. ***Buried at Belandah USAAF Cemetery
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Column 268.

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