Personnel Index - Detail

Name
PYE
First Names
Douglas William
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1765077
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Posting Details
Posted in 9/44

 

Flew 28 operations with 49Sqn.

All operations of his 49Sqn tour flown with pilot F/O K W Lee.
 

Photograph courtesy of Patricia Portor

Photograph courtesy of Patricia Portor.
 

Pilot: 179537 F/O KW LEE
Flight Engineer: 1515645 Sgt 'L' CRABBE
Navigator: 1083799 Sgt TG GATFIELD
Bomb Aimer: 1614932 Sgt J ALDRIDGE
Wireless Operator: 1765077 Sgt DW PYE
Mid-upper Gunner: 2210047 Sgt N POWELL
Rear Gunner: 1454207 Sgt RE WILKINS
 

Superstition was very strong amongst aircrews and this crew felt it was bad luck to have your photograph taken and, to date, we have only discovered one or two wartime images of this crew.