RAF medals and ephemera KIA

RAF medals and ephemera KIA

Code: 10409


Two medal/ephemera groups, to two aircrew cousins who were both killed whist serving with the RAF.

First group is to 19 year old, RAF Sgt. Denis Talbot who was a wireless operator. He was killed on 30th October 1944, when the Wellington bomber he was flying in crashed killing all the crew. In his group are his boxed medal, photographs some in uniform and flying kit, telegram, newspaper clippings one lists his cousins mother attending the funeral, handbooks and certificates.

Second group is to Sgt. Talbot's cousin, RAF F/Sgt. Basil Coffin - Conway (WAG) who also was only 19 years old when he was killed. He went missing on 11th November 1942 whilst on operations with RAF 210 squadron flying Catalina's. His group consists of his boxed medals, photo album, photos of him in uniform and flying kit also a multi signed photo, letters, a newspaper clipping giving details of his death and that he flew many hours on operations. He is remembered on the Malta memorial.

Both groups are in need of further research.