1393818 – Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 59 OTU – Hurricane – KIA at 26
Volunteer UK; Hurricane AG111 crashed at 1500hrs 5 May 1943 4 miles from Donnington Airfield. Pilot killed in accident. Buried Perth Wellshill Cemetery, Scotland, Section 0, Jeanfield division, grave 15. Son of Henry Alexander and Josephine de Freitas; husband of Helen de Freitas, of Perth. B.Sc.
5. Henry Anselm de Freitas. Born abt 1917 in Trinidad, WI. Henry Anselm died in United Kingdom on 6 May 1943; he was 26. Buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery, Div. Grave 15. Served in the military.
Military: Flight Sergeant, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ID # 1393818
First West Indian to be Awarded the Air Force Medal. The Air Force Medal is awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy..