Personnel Index - Detail

Name
STEVENS
First Names
James F
Rank
Lieutenant
Service
USAAF
Service Number
0886246
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
Posted in 12/43

 

Flew 30 operations with 49Sqn.



Crew IDs are being worked upon......the red circles indicate groundcrew.......click the image or this link for a larger version (in a new window)

These photographs show a crew with four officers so, with the two styles of officer uniforms, the line-up could possibly be........

Lt J F Stevens (Pilot)
F/Sgt L Pysden (RG)
Sgt E Smith (FE)
F/O J T Smeaton (WOp)
F/L A V Patchett (Nav)
F/O K S Stokoe (BA)
F/Sgt W A Wankling (MuG)

The Lancaster is ME675 (EA-R)..........she failed to return from Wesseling 21/22 June 1944 her 35th trip.



The crew, in a more formal pose, taken during the Base Commanders formal inspection.
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A close up of the inspection
Lt Stevens and the inspecting officer with, from L to R: Sgt Wankling, F/O Smeaton, F/O Stokoe, F/Sgt L Pysden and Sgt Smith.
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The above images are courtesy of Martin Gledhill



Lt Stevens with 49 Sqn’s C/O W/C Adams (right) accompanied by ‘B’ Flt’s commander S/Ldr ‘Dusty’ Miller RNZAF (centre).

Lt James Stevens USAAF following his 30 operations tour with 49 Sqn re-mustered in the States to become a B-29 pilot flying operations against the Japanese out of Guam, North Field with 28th Bombardment Squadron (see bottom image).