Personnel Index - Detail

Name
GOLDSTRAW
First Names
W H
Rank
Sgt (but finished as a Wing Commander)
Service
RAF
Service Number
724428
Crew Position
Observer
Posting Details
Posted in 7/41 and out 8/41

 

Awarded the DFC and Bar.

Sgt Goldstraw was posted in from 207Sqn, flew 7 operations with 49Sqn and returned to 207Sqn.

W/O. W. H. GOLDSTRAW, NO. 207 Sqn.—Although the majority of his targets have been in the most heavily defended areas, W/O. Goldstraw has maintained a very high percentage of successful sorties. His cheerfulness and resource under the most trying conditions have proved of the greatest value. He has attacked such targets as Berlin, Kiel, Rostock, Stettin, Brest and Essen.

Act. Fit. Lt. W. H. GOLDSTRAW, D.F.C., R.A.F.,
No. 467 (R.A.A.F.) Sqn.—Flt. Lt. Goldstraw has completed two tours of operational duty. In the air his outstanding skill, thoroughness and resourcefulness have proved him a most accomplished navigator. As squadron navigation leader he has contributed largely to the successful completion of many of the squadron's missions.