Personnel Index - Detail

Name
HARWOOD
First Names
Donald Robert
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1806094
Crew Position
Air Gunner
Posting Details
Posted in 4/44 and out 6/44

 

Awarded the DFM.

Flew 20 operations with 49Sqn.

Believed to have been posted to 83Sqn and then, with promotion, onto 149Sqn.



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
 



Alan Edgar (extreme left) and crew with a Short Stirling at a HCU prior to joining 49Sqn.
John Watters and Don Harwood are the pair on the RHS.



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.



Don Harwood's Mess subscription card



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)



(Later in the 1980s)

From L-R: 
George Bedford (Flight Engineer RAF)
Don Harwood (Rear Gunner RAF)
Al Edgar (Pilot RAF)
Alf Ridpath (Wireless Operator RAF)
Allan Millard (Bomb Aimer RAAF).

Sadly, John Watters passed away in 1961.


"Posted out" 2010.