Urmston WW2 

Peter Gatley

Rank:Warrant Officer
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:242 Sqn
Name of Rgt or Ship:R.A.F.V.R.
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:ItalyGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Catania Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1922 in the Leigh R.D. - ref: 8c/396, the
son of George & Nellie Gatley (nee Holding).

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in St. Catherine's,
Dumplington. Ref: 3a28 & A6.  This states that he was a Pilot Officer.   
M.I. - "Greater love hath no man".

Italian M.I. - "He slipped the Bonds of Earth and Danced the Skies on
Laughter's Wings"

242 Squadron flew Hawker Hurricane a/c January 1940 to February 1942,
thereafter - Supermarine Spitfire a/c.  In October 1942, the Sqn was
deployed to North Africa, defending Algiers.   It moved to take part in the
invasion of Sicily.
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