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Italy 1943 104 Squadron, Royal Air Force Casualty .


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Italy 1943 104 Squadron, Royal Air Force Casualty .

1939-45 Star; Italy Star; 1939-45 War medal; Named Condolence slip, Named RAF Ticker tape; Original Navigators brevet; R.A.F. Cap badge. Box of issue, address to his parents in London.

1338300 Sgt Jack Leslie Roll was Killed in Action on the 1st November  1943 whilst serving in B flight 104 squadron over Italy. The son of Sidney and Annie Roll, of Lambeth, London.

He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

His number block shows that he enlisted at Uxbridge & Weston Superman in November 1940

104 Squadron Royal Air Force WW2:

The squadron reformed on 1 April 1941 at RAF Driffield, equipped with the Vickers Wellington and began night bombing operations in May as part of No. 4 Group RAF until February 1942. A squadron detachment was sent to Malta in October 1941, moving to Egypt in January 1942, shortly afterwards the home contingent of the squadron at Driffield was renumbered No. 158, whilst the remainder of the squadron in the Middle East remained No. 104. The squadron later moved first to captured airfields in Tunisia, followed by a move to the Italian mainland in December 1943.

With a good file of research including extracts from the Squadron Operations record book which refer to Roll, along with details of the rest of the crew who also died when the plane was downed.

Condition – NEF