John Hampden Grammar School

Harry Neal

Harry Neal was the son of John and Bessie Eveline Neal and they lived in Chesham. During WW2 he served in the RAF in 107 squadron. On April 1st 1942 he was piloting a Boston III on a bombing raid over France. It was hit by flak and he had to ditch in the channel near Dover. He was drowned along with a passenger in the plane - the two other airmen were picked up by a navel vessel.

 

He was 22 when he was killed and he is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. His record with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission can be found here.