Donne, Michael Stephen (1917-1940)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Michael Stephen Donne (1917-1940), born 2 April 1917, son of Stephen Donne of Burnside, Wadeford, Chard, Somerset.
Attended St Peter's School, Exmouth, Devon.
Attended Sherborne School (The Green) January 1931-July 1935; 6th form.
WW2, Flight Lieutenant (Pilot), 17 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action at Numansdorp, Holland, on 11 May 1940, aged 23.
Numansdorp Protestant Cemetery, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, Row D. Grave 3 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2635476/donne,-michae...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.
Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Michael Stephen Donne, Flight-Lieutenant, R.A.F., was always interested in flying and on leaving School he went to Cranwell. He was shot down over Holland in May 1940, and made prisoner; escaping he tried to fly back to England in an old machine from an enemy-held aerodrome, but was again shot down and was killed.'
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