Biggin Hill War Memorial

1939 - 1945

D J Beadle

Son of William J. A. Beadle and Ethel E. Beadle (nee Cole) of 2, Mount Pleasant, Biggin Hill, Kent

Airborne from RAF Massingham 21:10 on 2/5/1945, in Mosquito MM680 with Flying Officer W. Catterall, heading for Jagel Airfield, armed with Napalm. Was shot down by Flax. Crash site not established. Both died and are buried at Kiel.

This Mosquito, together with the two Halifaxes that collided on this date, were the last Bomber Command aircraft lost on operations during WWII.