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Warrant Officer Henry Conrad Benjamin Talalla was a Malaysian airman of the Royal Air Force who died during the Second World War.

He was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, the son of Hewage Benjamin and Lily Olga Talalla. He and his brother Cyril enlisted in the RAF in 1941. His brother survived the conflict and was a twice-recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded in recognition of his service over occupied Europe.[1]

Aged 24, Talalla, a pilot in 182 Squadron, died on 25 July 1944 when his Hawker Typhoon was lost during the Battle of Normandy while engaged on a close air support sortie.[1]

He is buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, France.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Cultural and Organizational Heritage, pp. 359-60, raf.mod.uk. Retrieved 11 October 2012.

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