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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Phillip Arthur Whitter -

Unknown person Name : Phillip Arthur Whitter

Son of : Philip and Elizabeth Whitter (née Webb), of Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Believed to be known as "Bill" hence the initial "W" for William on the Shanklin War Memorial.

Born : 1923 (registered Cowes sub-district).

  Service Details :

Sergeant 1864357 (Flight Engineer) Phillip Arthur Whitter, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 23rd August 1943 aged 19.

Commemorated at : Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin War Memorial (as W WHITTER)
  Further Information :

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.

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).
  Acknowledgements :

John Bloodworth for Royal Air Force research
  Page status :
Page last updated : July 2012


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