An amateur family historian is trying to help a group of French historians who are documenting the allied airmen sadly killed during the Second World War. He is trying to trace the family of Geoffrey Phelps Longfield who was born in 1909 and was the son of the Rector. The citation from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is as follows:
Name: LONGFIELD, GEOFFREY PHELPS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Wing Commander (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 105 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 26/02/1943
Service No: 27229
Additional information: Son of the Revd. Thomas William Longfield,
B.A. and Mrs. Long field, of High Halstow Rectory, Rochester, Kent;
husband of Margaret Joan Longfield, of Shorne, Kent.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 18. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 6.
The historian is looking to obtain any photograph and perhaps some biographical information about him. If anyone has information which could help please contact
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