Personnel Index - Detail

Name
RAWSTORNE
First Names
J E R
Rank
Pilot Officer
Service
RAF
Service Number
68193
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
Posted in 9/41 and out 4/42

 

Flew 28 Hampden operations with 49Sqn.



Groundcrew with P/O Rawstone (Pilot), P/O Mansbridge (Navigator), P/O Holmes (W/Ag) and P/O Moody (W/Ag). Pilot and Navigator flew their tour together with a large number of different W/Ags. Both these W/Ags were killed later in the war.
These four airmen flew together as a crew on the 28th March and 12th April 1942 so the photograph is likely to be one of those dates.
The aircraft is Hampden AT217 'S' Sugar.