Personnel Index - Detail
Flew 27 operations with 49Sqn.
Career details and images provided by his son, Peter Hyde.
My father completed a tour with 49 squadron before being transferred to operational training units until he crashed in HE276 at Silverstone Aerodrome on the 3rd October 1943. He became one of "McIndoes Guinea Pigs" at East Grinstead.
His story is recounted in "McIndoes Army" by Peter Williams & Ted Harrison and "The Guinea Pig Club" by Edward Bishop.
Whilst at East Grinstead he met my mother (a Staff Nurse).
Reginald Hyde and Jock Tosh at a "Guinea Pig Lost Weekend" in 1978.
In 1952 Reg made contact with an old crewmate, John Wood, by writing to the Postmaster of the Australian town where John Wood lived.
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"Posted out" 1979.