Sergeant/Air Gunner Thomas Douglas

Sergeant/Air Gunner Thomas Douglas, Royal Air Force. He was lost on an Air Operation, aged 21, on the 17th August 1942. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the grandson of Mrs Scott of 7 Canongate, Jedburgh and the husband of Mrs Doris Douglas of Kidlington, Oxford. Before joining the R.A.F. in 1938 he had been employed at the Dunion Quarry, Jedburgh. He was posted to 207 Squadron which operated the Avro Lancaster heavy bomber from R.A.F. Bottesford Lincolnshire. His aircraft was lost on a mine laying operation off the Frisian Islands. Only the Flight Engineer survived to become a P.O.W. The rest of the crew are buried in Fourfelt Cemetery Esjberg, Denmark and Sergeant Douglas’s Headstone is inscribed ” Forever Enshrined Deeply In My Heart”.

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