John Palmer was the son of Emile William and Kate Palmer, of Kent. He enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Staff/Sergeant Palmer successfully completed Glider Pilot training and was posted to D Squadron, The Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
S/Sgt Palmer was killed in action on 18 September 1944, aged 25, and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.
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