Joseph Stanley Morehen
Sergeant Pilot, RAF Volunteer Reserve
(1914 - 1940)
Joseph Stanley Morehen was born in April 1914 in Wadenhoe, Northamptonshire to Alice Ganly, age 35, and George Joseph Morehen, age 38.
He worked his way up to being a Sergeant (Pilot) in the RAF Volunteer Reserve, Service No.742034, serving with No.6 Flying Training School RAF (VR), Manston, Kent.
He died in a plane crash on June 8, 1940, when he was 26 years old.
He crashed in one of these North American Harvard 1 Trainers, Serial No.P5841, on a 'High Dive Bombing Exercise'. [Ref: aviationresearch web].
He is remembered on memorials in Tingewick, Buckinghamshire, to where his parents had moved.
He is also remembered on Wadenhoe's War Memorials.