Anthony Frederick Howard COSTELLO

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S/Lt (A) RNVR A S. (Tony) Costello, 835 RN Air Squadron.
Killed in action 5th February 1944.

Sub Lieutenant (A) Pilot, Anthony Frederick Howard Costello RNVR 835 Royal Naval Air Squadron of Fleet Air Arm on H.M.S. Nairana (D-05) Vindex-class Escort Aircraft Carrier
Born (Jan-March) 1922 in the registration district of Sculcoates, East Riding Yorkshire. to William (possible Howard) and Edna Helen Costello nee Thompson
He part crew of three flying in a Fairey Swordfish NE989. (biplane torpedo bomber) Coded ‘Y’
Missing presumed killed at sea of multiple injuries caused by a flying accident on air operation 5 February 1944 in the Atlantic Ocean, 48 degrees 30 N; 21 degrees 00 W,
Other crew were
John Dalton RNVR Observer
George Nowell Neild. R.N. Leading Airman Telegraphist Air Gunner 3rd ClassFX115137
All are commemorated on the Lee-On-Solent Memorial
Wills and Admin
Anthony Frederick Howard Costello of 5 Esplanade Crescent Scarborough died on date stated. Probate Llandudno 23 February 1945 to (his mother) Edna Helen Wade wife of Geoffrey Richard Wade and John Gordon Swanson captain H.M.army. Effects £3333 10s 7d

Commemorated on a memorial plaque which is on his tree at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire. Please note his plaque has A.S. (Tony) Costello.

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