Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Derek Edwin Fitton

RAF. British

Born  15 Sep 1919Finchley, North London

Roster information listed for Derek Edwin Fitton

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
AnselmTroop transportPassenger5 Jul 1941U-96 (1)

Personal information

Derek Edwin Fitton was en route to South Africa aboard Anselm, rescued after the ship was torpedoed and landed at Freetown. He later went to Rhodesia to recuperate. 1943 he was promoted to Sergeant and ended the war as Flight Lieutenant, with a promotion to Squadron Leader. However Derek left the RAF before the promotion came through, to join the family engineering firm.


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