Personnel Index - Detail

Name
BATCHELOR
First Names
G S
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
748372
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
Posted in 1/41

 

Flew 19 Hampden operations as Capatain and 8 as Second Pilot.
 

12/13 July, 1941; WILHELMSHAVEN/BREMEN:
Sgt Batchelor (AD910) and crew could not pin point Bremen nor Wilhelmshaven due to heavy flak and searchlights. They located Cuxhaven and bombed from 12,000ft; 2 bursts were seen in the docks area. 

On return, they encountered navigational problems and with petrol desperately low, the pilot made a forced landing 5 miles N/E of Pocklington.
Fortunately the crew survived unhurt but the aircraft was wrecked; the crash occurred at 07.45hrs.
All other 49 Squadron aircraft returned safely. 

AD910 (EA-Y)......(written off).
Sgt G S Batchelor Pilot (Unhurt)
Sgt H G Williams (Unhurt)
Sgt R J Calvert (Unhurt)
‚ÄčSgt L R Betts (Unhurt)