Flight Lieutenant Alan Huckle, D.F.C.

Flight Lieutenant Alan William Huckle, D.F.C., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was lost on Air Operations over Germany, aged 25, on the 19th March 1945. He had been born in London, was the son of William and May Huckle of Fairnilee, Caddonfoot and the husband of Millicent Huckle whom he had married in Caddonfoot Kirk in October 1944. He is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. He had been commissioned from Leading Aircraftman in September 1942 and promoted Flight Lieutenant in September 1944. His Distinguished Flying Cross was announced in April 1945.He was lost on a raid on Witten near Dortmund when his aircraft was shot down over the target. ( The only survivor was F/O. James Willoughby who had been Alan’s best man at his wedding ). They had been members of 640 Squadron which was part of 4 Group and flew the Handley Page Halifax from R.A.F. Leconfield, Yorkshire.

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