Personnel Index - Detail
Awarded the DFM.
Flew 14 operations between November 1944 and April 1945.............including Trondheim, Ladbergen and the final 49Sqn operation which was to Berchtesgaden on the 25th April 1945.
Records show that on the 3rd March 1945, during the Ladbergen raid, the pilot blacked out whilst taking evasive action.
F/S Boyes took control and flew the Lancaster until the pilot recovered and was able to land at Tilstock.
A formal crew photograph with Stanley Boyes (RHS) and (most likely) F/O E L 'Jack' Mersey in the centre.
The crew makeup was fairly static and the other members are likely to be.......
F/O E L Mersey (Pilot)
Sgt W McIntyre (Flight Engineer)
F/Sgt R F MacKenzie (Navigator)
F/Sgt E Reynolds (Wireless Operator)
Sgt R Russell (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sgt W Livesley (Rear Gunner)
After leaving the RAF he joined the army (Royal Artillery) and retired as Major.
Steve Boyes and his father in 1985.
The medals of F/S (later Major) S G Boyes.
'Posted Out' in 2000.
All photographs are courtesy of Steve Boyes, the son of F/S Stanley Gordon Boyes.