Person    | Male  Born 17/9/1894  Died 8/6/1918

Captain Vernon Busby

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: France

Born Vernon Erle (or Earl) George Busby. In 1914 he joined the Royal Engineers, and was posted to France with the British Expeditionary Force, where he was wounded at the Battle of Mons. Afterwards he was employed at the air ministry on special flying work, often as a 'service test pilot'. Killed while piloting the prototype Handley Page V/1500 bomber when it crashed.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Captain Vernon Busby

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Handley Page V/1500 bomber crash

The quotation is from the Song of Solomon, either chapter 2:17 or 4:6.

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