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Old 29th Nov 2018, 12:00
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 5909N 00238W (IATA: SOY, ICAO: EGER)
Age: 76
Posts: 805
WW2 pilot - funeral but no family
Now Flying Officer Walter Bentley RAF has died, aged 97.
His funeral will take place at Agecroft Cemetery at 1pm on Monday, December 10.
He worked at the CWS furniture factory on Dumers Lane in Radcliffe - and later as a bus driver for Salford City Transport.
His hobby was building model railway engines.
Few knew of his courage in the heat of one of the most notorious battles of the Second World War. He didn't like 'fuss'.
Walter has donated his medals and his flight logbook to Broughton House.
Walter lived at Alderwood Care Home in Boothstown, Salford.

Walter has no surviving family and only a handful of friends.
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