D-Day - 75 STORIES: Pilot Officer Reginald Farrow
This is what happened to Spitfire pilot, 24 year old Pilot Officer Reginald Farrow.
Reginald grew up on the same street as his future wife, Ruby in Chelmsford. He was 22 and Ruby was just 18 when they were married in November 1942.
By the summer of 1944 the couple were expecting a baby, but Pilot Officer Farrow would not live to see his daughter.
Reginald’s mission to take out V1 launch ramps would have played a vital role in protecting Britain from these deadly new hi-tech weapons.
Tragically, Pilot Officer Farrow’s Spitfire was hit by Allied Anti-Aircraft fire as he crossed the coast at Ouistreham, just north of Caen. He is buried at La Delivrande War Cemetery
Pilot Officer Reginald Ernest Farrow will be remembered on the British Normandy Memorial.