BURTENSHAW, Derek Edward

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 6136
Born: 
Monday, May 20, 1929
Died : 
Sunday, May 17, 1953
Died in service
Operations: 
Age: 
23
Marine Derek Burtenshaw died in an air crash at Luqa airport, Malta. The Valleta aircraft of 70 Sqn. landed onto the grass next to the runway when its aileron jammed, hit the runway control caravan, and burst into flames. 
 
Also killed
Marine Ronald Don
 
They had been taking part in an exercise from the Suez Canal Zone.
 
[Sources: AFM ROH / The Suez Veterans Assoc website / MaltaFamilyHistory.com]
 

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