BLACKWOOD, Francis John BEM
- 28 years
- United Kingdom
- Pilot Officer
- Spitfire X, 4502
- 2nd June 1942
- Off Casquets
- Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
Pilot-Officer Blackwood was the son of Francis Peter and Frances Mildred Blackwood, and husband of Brenda Blackwood, of Pedmore, Worcestershire. He was born in New Zealand.
On Tuesday 2 June 1942 Pilot Officer Francis John Blackwood BEM (service number 46821) was flying for the Royal Air Force at just 28 years old.
His mission that day was a photo reconnaissance mission in a Supermarine Mk X Spitfire X. 4502 for No. 140 Squadron when he was shot down by flak on Alderney, he ditched into the sea off the Casquets lighthouse and was never seen again.