W.48 *  2nd Officer  Mrs Louise Marie Melina Colby
    b. 5 Dec 1910, Montreal Canada 1 Aug 1941 to 31 Dec 1941 

 louise colby 1936  RAeC 1936



née Morin, father Alexandre Ovide Morin

Educated at the Institut Normal Catholique Adeline Desir, Paris

m. Oct 1931 in Woking, Surrey, William Marcus Colby, b. 1903, a Stockbroker (partner in Walter, Walker & Co. from 1933) :

william marcus colby 1936

They got their RAeC Certificates at the same time [and look, they had their photos taken in the same place!]

Address in 1941: The Tile House, East Horsley, Surrey

However, in 1941 she gave her next of kin as her sister, Mrs D. West, 666 Kensington Gardens, London W8.

[William was in the RAF from December 1939 to August 1945]

Postings: 5FPP

She had one accident: 20 Nov 1941, at White Waltham, in Hart L7213 - "Unsuccessful forced landing after engine failure due to (1) incorrect cockpit drill prior to take-off and (2) failure to make quick survey of cockpit which would have revealed that main petrol cock was off."

She was then off sick until the 2 Dec, returned briefly but then off sick again from the 9 Dec to the 17th.

Contract Terminated 31 Dec 1941

d. 1995, Surrey [William d. 1991]


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