George Hunniford

RAF 219 Squadron were at RAF Tangmere, Sussex when Radar Operator George Hunniford of Portadown, Co. Armagh died on active service on 15th December 1941.


George Hunniford


Observer and Radar Operator Sergeant George Hunniford served with RAF 219 Squadron based at RAF Tangmere, Sussex at the time of his death on 15th December 1941.

Sergeant George Hunniford (950488) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during World War Two. He was the son of George Hunniford and Rebecca Hunniford of Portadown, Co. Armagh.

George was an Observer/Radar Operator with RAF 219 Squadron.

He died on active service on 15th December 1941 aged 22 years old. On 15th December 1941, Beaufighter R2154 took off from RAF Tangmere, Sussex on a dusk patrol. The Mark 1F plane made its way back to base in darkness.

At around 1940hrs, the plane crashed into high ground in the dark near Fontwell, Sussex. The crash site was around 3 miles north-east of the airfield. Pilot John P Ranger (1381424) also died in the crash.

George Hunniford’s grave is in Section A, Plot 5, Grave 5 of Seagoe Cemetery, Portadown, Co. Armagh. His name is on the Portadown War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

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