Personnel Index - Detail

Name
BROOKS
First Names
Robert James
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Service
RAAF
Service Number
A42649
Crew Position
Navigator
Posting Details
Posted 6/44

 

"Bob" Brooks flew 17 operations with P/O Edgar between April & June 1944.

Pilot.............................P/O A Edgar
Flight Engineer...........Sgt G Bedford (one operation with Sgt J Moss)
Navigator....................F/Sgt R Brooks (three operations F/L A Patchett)
Bomb Aimer...............Sgt A Millard
Wireless Operator......Sgt A Ridpath
Mid-Upper Gunner.....Sgt J Watters
Rear Gunner..............Sgt Don Harwood



Official images of 'Bob' Brooks.
 



Back L-R
Don Harwood and unknown groundcrew
Front L-R
Alf Ridpath, Robert Brooks, Alan Edgar, Allan Millard, George Bedford



L-R: Alf Ridpath, Allan Millard, Bob Brooks, Don Harwood, John Watters with Alan Edgar in front wearing a turban.



About to climb aboard Lancaster at Scampton, Lincolnshire, 36 years after the real thing.
(July 1980)

From L-R: 
Alf Ridpath (Wireless Operator RAF)
George Bedford (Flight Engineer RAF)
Al Edgar (Pilot RAF)
Don Harwood (Rear Gunner RAF)
Bob Brooks (Navigator RAAF)

Sadly, John Watters passed away in 1961.

'Posted out' in 2008