Personnel Index - Detail

Name
BULMER
First Names
Alan
Rank
F/O
Service
RAF
Service Number
74665
Crew Position
Pilot
Age
21
Date of Death
11/11/1940
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke
From the panel at Runnymede
 

The Runnymede image was created by artist Paul Reid using photographs taken by Jo Cockburn and Malcolm Brooke

10/11 November, 1940; DANZIG/MANNHEIM:

At 15.00hrs, orders came through requesting 6 aircraft for operations as follows: One to be equipped with long range tanks to attack any identified military objectives in Danzig - Nickels to be dropped on Danzig, the remaining 5 aircraft to bomb the primary - all aircraft to return to base during daylight. Three aircraft were to attack 15 minutes before the main raid to set fire to the target and assist the following aircraft (49 the first Pathfinders?) these were to carry incendiaries only.
The fifth aircraft failed to return from operations. F/O Alan Bulmer (aged 21) and crew (X2985) were last heard of 30 miles from the Norfolk coast attempting to reach home; tragically they never made it. The crew is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial.

FTR X2985 (EA-W)
F/O A. Bulmer Pilot (Missing)
P/O D.W. Wakeford (Missing)
Sgt D.W. Watt (Missing)
Sgt G. Herdman W/OP (Missing)