Personnel Index - Detail

Name
ETHERTON
First Names
Henry James
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
751066 (NCO) 160532 (Officer)
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Posting Details
Posted in 8/40 and out 6/41

 

Flew 28 Hampden operations in a variety of crew positions although the logbook indicates 31 trips.

Sgt Harvey James Etherton became F/Sgt then promoted to P/O on 11/08/43.

Subsquently become F/O on 11/2/44 then F/Lt on 11/08/45.




Around the time of serving with 49Sqn.



Details of his first tour with 49Sqn.



Click the logbook to view a larger version (in a new window) of the Units in which he served.



Details of his second tour with 207Sqn.



Taken from the 1651 HCU photograph at Woolfox Lodge.

Additional details from his son, David Etherton:
After the war my dad was landlord of the Half Moon pub in Plumpton Sussex from 1957-1974 when he died suddenly of a heart attack.

I mention this because I am sure some ex-RAF members would have been to see him at the pub ,as I am sure they all enjoyed a beer together during the war.
My dad helped to form a cricket club in Worthing after the war called “ The Pathfinders “ I am sure this would have invloved a lot of ex-RAF personnel.

I have noticed some names that I remember from the past  on the crew sheet – 585465 F/Sgt F Apps (Frank)  – I think he may have been in Worthing after the war.

Also Sgt E Reaks – 750022 – I had a godfather (Gerry ) Reaks who I last saw in about 1975 – he lived in Worthing and had a wife called Zena.

My Dad and Gerry were very good mates and I think this may be the same man.

My Auntie (my Dad’s sister) is still alive aged 91 and lives in Worthing still.