On the night of 29&30/vii/44, eight crews took off on Patrols over France. S/Ldr Edward Bunting and his Nav/Rad, F/O Ted Spedding were chasing a FW190 at low level when they were hit by flak. Bunting managed to pass a message over the radio that they had been hit. This was followed by an explosion being seen on the ground some 15 seconds later.
With no other information available, the crew were posted as “Missing, Believed Killed”.
Sadly, neither man survived, and were interred in a joint grave at St Remy churchyard in the Calvados region of France.
Their names are duly recorded in the Roll Of Honour