Malvern College Second World War Casualty

P/O. Alan Fletcher Goodall

House and time at Malvern: 8, 1919 - 1923.

Regiment: R.A.F..
Died: 28 May 1944 aged in Belgium. Killed in action.
Battle: Bomber Command. Cemetery: Heverlee War Cemetery 5. C. 21-23.

Son of A. C. Goodall, Dalesbrook, Solihull.
Hist V. House Prefect. Gym. Colours. Swimming team.
Jesus College, Cambridge.
Barrister. In Business. Director, A. Goodall & Co. Ltd (Birmingham).

420 (R.C.A.F.) Royal Air Force
The squadron flew Manchester, Hampden, Wellington, Halifax, and Lancaster aircraft on strategic and tactical bombing operations.

On the night of May 27/28 1944, 27 aircraft were detailed to target Bourg-Leopold military camp in Belgium with the raid considered successful. A heavy ground fog prevented all aircraft from returning to base and were dispersed over many stations. One aircraft was considered damaged due to enemy fighter opposition, and one Halifax Bomber failed to return from operations and is presumed missing with 'B' Flight Commander S/L C.S. Beal and crew including that of P/O Goodall.

420 Squadron operation records book, May 1944: AIR 27_1826_7
Detail of operations: AIR 27_1826_8