Personnel Index - Detail

Name
BATEMAN
First Names
Robert Henry
Rank
F/Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1808147
Crew Position
Flight Engineer
Posting Details
Posted in 4/45

 

Awarded the DFM.

Sgt Bateman completed a tour of operations with 44Sqn before transferring to 49Sqn.

Flew 3 operations (including one Exodus trip) with 49Sqn in the last days of the war.



An official 44Sqn photograph taken on the 29th January 1944 as the crew returned from Berlin.

From L to R: F/Sgt A Holden, Sgt V Laker, Sgt F Garrett, W/O Q Snow, P/O B Soper, F/L A Wright (in the door), Sgt R Bateman

(Those hyperlinked began a second tour with 49sqn)

A document written by Quentin Snow for the family of F/L Albert Wright. Although many of the descriptions refer to operations with 44Sqn, they vividly describe the wartime life of a bomber crew. Pages 41 onwards describe operations with 49Sqn.

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