601 (County of London) Squadron

Squadron Historical Database

Geldard, Cornelius


Geldard was a South African serving with 601 Squadron in Italy.  He was killed on 30 March, 1944 flight testing Spitfire JF879 when it inexplicably crashed for reasons unknown.  Stationed at Marcianise, Campania, Italy.

Lt. Cornelius Cecil Geldard. Salerno War Cemetery. Grave II.D.45. Son of Herbert and Martha H. Geldard, of Carolina, Transvaal, South Africa.

(Photos and information from Aircrew Remembered website)


Cornelius Cecil Geldard


Pieces of his crashed Spitfire


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