Squadron Leader Harry Webster

Squadron Leader Harry Arthur Andrew Webster, Royal Air Force. He died on Active Service with 220 Squadron R.A.F. on the 25th October 1943 aged 28. He had been born in Edinburgh and was the son of William Leckie Webster and Marjorie Webster and the husband of Gillian Webster of Shawford Hampshire. He had been commissioned into the R.A.F. in March 1936 and was a Squadron Leader by September 1941. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. 220 Squadron was part of Coastal Command and in October was flying the B-17 Fortress on anti submarine patrols from R.A.F. Benbecula before moving to Lagens in the Azores. His aircraft had been tasked with taking meteorological readings at sea level on the hour as part of an anti submarine sweep. Wreckage was later found south west of the Azores.

Scroll to Top