Flight Lieutenant (Navigator/Bomber) ALBERT JOHN BALSOM of 59 Squadron RAF died on 3 December 1945, aged 23. He was one of 28 airmen and soldiers killed when a transport Command Liberator crashed in France, probably en route to India. The aircraft is believed to have been struck by lightning. All the dead are buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery in South West France.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the Memorial Book at Addey and Stanhope school in Deptford.
He was the son of Albert E. Balsom and Alice Balsom and husband of Dorothy Jane Balsom, of Brockley.
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