Commemorates Wing Commander Howard 'Cowboy' Peter Blatchford, D.F.C., M.i.D., (P)37715, No. 257 Sqdn, RCAF, who was killed on May 3, 1943. Lost in the English Channel while escorting bombers to Amsterdam. Blachford destroyed five enemy aircraft (2 shared) during the Battle of Britain while flying Hurricanes with 17 Sqdn. Son of Kenneth A. & Grace L. Blatchford, of Edmonton, no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial. Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.
Approval Date: 1943-05-18
CGNDB ID: LADEF