Personnel Index - Detail

Name
STEWART
First Names
John McLean
Rank
Sergeant
Service
RAF
Service Number
1368456
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Posting Details
A special operation

 

Sgt Stewart flew one operation on 20th June 1943.

Sgt Stewart was killed on 11th December 1943 whilst flying with 617Sqn and is buried in the Terramesnil Communal Cemetery.



Photographed by Dom Howard.
 


 

Extract is from Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses.
 

Further details regarding his one 49Sqn operation from John Ward (Association President )

W/C Slee the former CO was now station commander at Dunholme and as such a Group Captain.
This was the first 'shuttle' ie bomb a southern German target then fly on and land in Africa, bomb up and attack another target on the way home.
Slee came back to his old squadron to be Master Bomber on the raid.

The crew was put together especially for the occasion.

The crew for this operation was:
G E Fawke (Pilot)
No flight Engineer
St Claire-Miller (Navigator)
C K Astbury (Bomb Aimer)
J M Stewart (W/Op)
W P Mullock (Major shown in MUG position)
H W Mills (Rear Gunner)
L C Slee (Master Bomber)