My mother has been researching her family tree, she's joined all the online search websites etc and has come across something quite intriguing. Her fathers cousin was killed during the second world war, his trail ends abruptly with "Shot down, Portsmouth Harbour 13.7.43" Now, the rest of the family was in the British army so I feel it's safe to assume he wasn't in the Luftwaffe, the research search engines have military links but all seem to be army records orientated. If he was shot down I'm guessing he was RAF or FAA. I doubt he was cutting about in a spitfire as everyone else in the family was Privates or had reached the giddy heights of Corporal in various infantry regiments. I'm guessing he was aircrew. I've found a website that lists air raids on Portsmouth and there doesn't seem to be any on that day so again I'm guessing but it looks like Jacks shooting skills may have been surprisingly good that day, their aircraft recognition skills somewhat lacking. The person in question is Earnest James Yarnall age 27. Any pointers would be good please.