A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- P A Whitter -


Phillip Arthur Whitter, Son of Philip and Elizabeth Whitter, of Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Believed to be known as "Bill" hence the initial "W" for William on the Shanklin War Memorial.
Service details

Sergeant 1864357 P A Whitter (Flight Engineer), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Shanklin War Memorial as W Whitter.

Date of Death :Died 23rd August 1943 aged 19
Where buried or commemorated :Runnymede Memorial
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.I of 100 Sqn
Pilot :P/O L K Needs, RAAF CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt P A Whitter CWGC record ...
Navigator :Sgt R G Reay CWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Sgt W B Jamieson CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt A Stansfield CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt W S Fletton CWGC record ...

The aircraft left RAF Grimsby at 21.00 on Ops to Berlin. All the crew were killed when the aircraft was lost without trace.

Sgt Whitter had lived at 16 Wilton Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth

Gatten and Lake School football team 1938
This image shows Gatten and Lake School football team 1938.
Bill Whitter is in the centre holding the cup.
Image published in Isle of Wight County Press 23 July 2010 (from Colin Bastiani of Northwood).


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