Frederick William FLOOD

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FLOOD, Frederick William

Service Number: 37582
Enlisted: 15 January 1935
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 235 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Roma, Queensland, Australia, 18 March 1915
Home Town: Artarmon, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, North Sea off Calais, France, 11 September 1940, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

15 Jan 1935: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
15 Jan 1936: Enlisted Royal Air Force, SN 37582, No. 235 Squadron (RAF)
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 37582

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Lieutenant Flood 37582 RAF was killed in the loss of RAF 235SQN Blenheim L9396 in the North Sea off Calais, France

FLTLT Flood had been Mentioned in Despatches for gallantry in action

 

Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Frederick William Flood Battle of Britain (1915-1940)

Frederick William Flood was born in Roma, Queensland, Australia on 18th March 1915.

Following enlistment in the RAAF as Cadet, He carried out his flying training with the RAAF at Point Cook in 1935.  He was offered and accepted an RAF Short Service Commission  and sailed for England in January 1936 to take up the opportunity.

On 6th March 1936 Flood was posted to 32 Squadron at Biggin Hill. He moved to 8 Squadron at Khormaksar, Aden on 24th October 1936. Flood was appointed PA to the AOC British Forces in Aden on 4th April 1938, returning to his squadron on 18th October.

When 235 Squadron was formed at Manston in October 1939, Flood joined it as a Flight Commander. Over Dunkirk on 1st June 1940 he damaged a He111 and on an escort operation to Le Havre on 21st August he shot a Hs126 down into the sea.

Three days later his Blenheim was damaged in an attack by Hurricanes of No 1 (RCAF) Squadron over Thorney Island. Flood escaped with minor damage to his aircraft but another Blenheim was shot down and its crew killed. It was the Canadians first operational sortie.

On 11th September 1940 Flood led six Blenheims of 235 Squadron on an escort operation for FAA Albacores attacking Calais. They were attacked by Me109's and Flood's aircraft, Z5725, (L9396 querey?) was shot down. Flood and his crew, P/O NB Shorrocks and Sgt. BR Sharp, were all reported 'Missing'.

FLTLT Flood had been Mentioned in Despatches for gallantry in action


Flood is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 4, and on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

 

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