CHIN – Arthur Charles

Initials: A C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 34 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/11/1946
Service No: 2218604
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Etheline Chin, of Kingston, Jamaica.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. C. 14.

Spitfire XIX – 34 Sqn – based Palam, India – serial PS917 – air test – crashed on overshoot and hit building Palam.











Servicemen and women from the West Indies pictured in a BBC studio broadcasting messages home on the weekly overseas service, 19 October 1943. From left to right: Private Norma Marsh and Aircraftman Arthur Chin (both from Kingston, Jamaica); Private Nellie Forrester (from Montego Bay, Jamaica), Sapper Darnley Watts (of St Michael’s, Barbados); Nurse Vernice Lewis and Aircraftman Edwin Angus (both of Kingston, Jamaica); Pilot Officer Charles Egerton-Eves (of Stann Creek, British Honduras). On the far left of the photograph is Una Marson of the BBC.

[Source: Imperial War Museum]

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