Personnel Index - Detail

Name
KNOWLES
First Names
Richard
Rank
Sgt (later WO)
Service
RAF
Service Number
1336643
Crew Position
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Posting Details
Posted in 11/43

 

Flew at least 20 operations with 49Sqn.



The P/O Jones crew.....F/Sgt Holmes is centre and Sgt Knowles is in the upper window



The above images are courtesy of Stuart Knowles (son of Sgt Richard Knowles)



Debriefing 21st February 1944 following a raid on Stuggart......P/O Jones faces the camera.

Pilot........P/O T Jones
F/E.........Sgt D G Eyles
Nav.........F/Sgt J Holmes
W/OP......Sgt R Knowles
AB..........Sgt A B Harbottle
MuG.......Sgt A Goodwin
RG.........Sgt E T Jennings




A combat report from the 25th February 1944 to Schweinfurt.

His final trip was on the 28th April 1944.



An early image of Richard Knowles taken during training.



Richard Knowles (standing) and Johnny Holmes......taken in 1990.