A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- D C Barker -


David Conquest Barker, Son of Alan Oscar Barker, and of Norah Stancomb Barker, of Selsey, Sussex.
Service details

Pilot Officer 42043 D C Barker, (Pilot), Royal Air Force

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Sandown War Memorial

Date of Death :24th May 1940 aged 19
Where buried or commemorated :Rheinberg War Cemetery
Aircraft :Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4171 of 44 Sqn
Pilot :Sqn Ldr C E Johnson CWGC record ...
Navigator :P/O D C Barker CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt H G Collins CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Cpl W Crook CWGC record ...

The aircraft took off from RAF Waddington, for operations against communications in Germany. it was hit by flak and crashed near Aachen in Germany. All the crew were killed and were buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery.

P/O Barker lived in Sandown, Isle of Wight.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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