Flight Officer Edward Bunting in uniform.

Source: Leicestershire War Memorials

Flight Officer (Navigator) Edward Arthur Bunting

World War II

Regiment: 165592 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Date of Death: 18th December 1944

Place of Death: United Kingdom

Burial Information: Leicester Gilroes Cemetery Section GG Grave 275

Flight Officer Edward Arthur Bunting died on the 18th December 1944 at the young age of 21.  Edward and his crew were returning from a cross country exercise on the Armstrong Whitworth Albermale P1554 of No 42 O.T.U (Operational Training Unit) when the aircraft crashed due to the altimeter being wrongly set. The aircraft hit trees and a house, throwing Edward out of the aircrafts navigator which sadly led to his death. The rest of the crew survived.

Edward was the son of George Henry and Gladys Eveline Bunting, of Albrighton, Wolverhampton. Edward was married to Betty Margaret Bunting, of Leicester. He held an Electrical Engineering Certificate of the City and Guilds of London.

Albrighton Parish Council would like to thank Susan Gerlach for her research in locating the information sourced from Leicestershire War Memorials 

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