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Tom Drennan - rear gunner

Thomas Edward Drennan came from the Shandon, a district of Cork city. Shandon the northernmost point of the medieval city.    A prominent feature of the area is St Anne's church which was built between 1722 and 1726 and is situated on a hill overlooking the River Lee. The church tower is a noted landmark and symbol of the city, and the church bells were popularised in a 19th century song. 

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Views of Cork with St Anne's church in the distance.

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Tom was born on 15 April 1922, the first child of Edward and Mary who later went on to have a further thirteen children though two died as infants.  Tom travelled to Belfast in September 1943 to enlist in the RAF.

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Tom's childhood home.

Tom's identity card.

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