A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- F E Pratt -


Frank Edward Pratt, Son of Fredrick and Blanche Enid Pratt; husband of Joan Pratt, of Long Clawson, Leicestershire.

Service details

Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) 82991 Frank Edward Pratt, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Bembridge School War Memorial

Date of Death :31st July 1941 aged 31
Where buried or commemorated :Bergen-op-Zoom
War Cemetery
Aircraft :Handley Page Hampden Mk I
of 144 Sqn RAF
Crew :
Pilot :P/O D Brook, RNZAFCWGC record ...
Sgt P T GiblettCWGC record ...
P/O C D Hewson, RCAFCWGC record ...
Air Gnr. :P/O F E PrattCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off from RAF North Luffenham for Ops on Koln, but crashed into the sea off the coast of Holland. Only P/O Pratt's body was washed ashore. The other crew members are commemorated at the Runnymede Air Forces Memorial.

Frank Pratt had been a pupil at Bembridge School.

Information provided by John Bloodworth


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