October 16, 1919 - January 31, 2005
William Bert Whitmore was a pilot with 438 Squadron for a short time. He trained with 438 between December 1943 and February 1944 but then went to 257. He was only administratively attached to 438 during the initial phases of Hurricane/Typhoon OTU. He only appears on squadron strength in November and December 1943 and January 1944, and only as a NCO pilot, not even by name. He doesn’t appear anywhere on any of the flight rosters for those 3 months confirming has wasn’t 438 operationally. He never flew a single mission with 438, he went straight to 257 Sqn (RAF). Whitmore stood out as the only NCO pilot with 438 in those days.