A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- J Whittington -


Jack Whittington, Son of Louis and Georgina Whittington; husband of Tina Florence Whittington, of Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
Service details

Flight Lieutenant 129509 J Whittington, (Pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Lake War Memorial and on the Sandown High School War Memorial

Date of Death :2nd October 1944 aged 24
Where buried or commemorated :Schoonselhof Cemetery
Aircraft :Supermarine Spitfire Mk.9 PT722 of 127 Sqn

10 Aircraft of 127 Sqn, flying from aerodrome B60 in Grimbergen, Belgium, were involved in a bombing sortie against German gun positions (possibly on the Island of Walcheren) on the 2nd October 1944. Flt/Lt Whittington's aircraft was shot down, but the aircraft and his body were not found until about May 1948.

Whittington had lived in Lake, Isle of Wight.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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