Altrincham WW2 

Charles Norman (Mickey) Walker

Rank:Pilot OfficerNumber:78863
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:038 Sqn* RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Bomber Command
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Sale Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1911 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/367,
the son of Robert William & Ethel Walker (nee Leybourn).

Attended Altrincham Grammar School.

Married Marjorie Evelyn Robinson during the June quarter 1939 in the
Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/549.

A keen sportsman, he played cricket for Sale Cricket Club, rugby for Ashton
on Mersey R.U.F.C. and badminton at St. Mary's Church hall.

Having already completed 28 bombing missions over Germany, he was flying
with 214 Sqn (3 Group), when they took off from R.A.F. Stradishall,
Suffolk, undertaking an air test in a Wellington Mk 1c No. T2956 BU.    The
aircraft is believed to have iced up whilst flying in low cloud and crashed
at 12.40hrs at Great Wratting, 2 miles NNE of Haverhill, Suffolk.    The
CWGC lists P/O Walker as being with 38 Sqn, a unit that had moved recently
to the Middle East.    "Bomber Command Losses - 2nd WW" list him as flying
with 214 Sqn at the time of the crash, but still on the strength of 38 Sqn.
The entire crew of 6 were killed - they were:- Pilot - Pilot Officer G.F.
Shaw,  Sgt. P.R. Peart,  Sgt. A.S. Roberts,  Sgt. R. Cain, and Sgt. W.E.

Death reported in the 17/01/1941 edition of the Sale & Stretford Guardian. 
Photo in the local newspaper.

Grave purchased by his mother - Mrs. Ethel Walker.  Buried 16/01/1941 -
Burial No. 23166.

Memorials found on:
Altrincham Grammar School
Sale Cricket Club
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