Rainford, John Rawsthorn


Rainford, John Rawsthorn
J R Rainford


Two items. The collection concerns Squadron Leader John Rawsthorn Rainford DFC (42436 Royal Air Force) and contains a photograph and short service history. He flew operations as a pilot with 83 Squadron and was killed on an operation to Norway 22 February 1942.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by M Osmond and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Additional information on John Rawsthorn Rainford is available via the IBCC Losses Database




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Rainford, JR

Collection Items

Squadron Leader J R Rainford - RAF pilot
Head and shoulders portrait of an RAF officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet. Submitted with information 'S/L JR Rainford in uniform with pilot’s wings clearly visible'.

Squadron Leader John Rawsthorn Rainford DFC and bar
Short note of dates and service in Royal Artillery and RAF. Killed in action at Sola, Norway on 21 February 1942
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