Harold Rhoden

Bank: District Bank

Place of work: Head office, Manchester

Died: 24 October 1942


Harold Rhoden was born on 10 November 1919, the son of Harold and Maggie Rhoden. He joined the staff of District Bank as a junior at its head office in Manchester in June 1936. 


In June 1940 Rhoden left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. By 1942 he was serving as a bomber pilot. Flight Lieutenant Rhoden was killed on 24 October 1942, a few weeks before his 23rd birthday, when his Lancaster bomber crashed over France on its way home from a bombing raid on Genoa, Italy. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross posthumously and the citation read 'He was a courageous and determined captain of aircraft who set an excellent example to his fellow pilots.'

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