Personnel Index - Detail
Patrick Duffy pictured as a member of Liverpool University Air Squadron (circa 1938).
7/8 September, 1941; BERLIN/KIEL:
A force of nearly 200 aircraft was sent to Berlin, with good results being reported by crews. The squadron contributed 5 aircraft of which 4 were successful, the fifth bombed Kiel as an alternative. 15 aircraft failed to return from this operation, but all 49's were safe although 3 were diverted to other aerodromes. Three aircraft from the unit were detailed to attack Kiel, 2 completed their sorties and returned safely. Of the 51 aircraft dispatched against Kiel, 3 failed to return and one of these came from 49 Squadron. Tragically 22 year-old P/O John Bromham (AE236) and crew all perished and are buried together in Kiel War Cemetery.
P/O J.W.T. Bromham Pilot (Killed)
Sgt P.J. Duffy W/Ag (Killed)
Sgt E.V. Durham 2nd Pilot (Killed)
Sgt A. Kettlewell W/Ag (Killed)
An earlier picture of a very young looking P J Duffy.
A Christmas card sent home by Pat to his sister from RAF Dishforth.
A picture of Patrick from his early University days.
All images are courtesy of John Mellors (Patrick's nephew).