ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS OVER ALBANIA AND GREECE, 1940-1941.
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- ME(RAF) 292
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- object name: Official photograph
- object category: Black and white
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The funeral cortege of Sergeant John Merifield passing down a street in Athens to the English Church, where he was interred. Merifield, an air gunner serving with No. 30 Squadron RAF, was the first RAF casualty of the campaign in Greece. He was killed during the RAF's first offensive action on 6 November 1940, when Bristol Blenheims of the Squadron were attacked by Italian fighters while bombing Valona airfield in Albania.
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