Personnel Index - Detail

Name
WATKINS
First Names
Geoffrey Walter
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1191054
Crew Position
Navigator
Posting Details
Posted in 12/42

 

Flew 24 operations with 49Sqn with F/Sgt Hogg (RNZAF)

For the majority of their tour, this was the usual crew:

F/S REJ Hogg
Sgt F Chadwick
Sgt GW Watkins
P/O O Grant
Sgt HJ Dales
Sgt G Chapman
Sgt JE Raw-Rees



From L to R:
Jimmy Rees (RG), 'Willy' Watkins (Nav), Oscar Grant (BA), George Chapman (MuG), Harry Dales (W/Op)

He also appears in this image which includes his pilot, F/Sgt Hogg.
From L to R:
'Willy Watkins, Oscar Grant, 'Ernie' Hogg, Jimmy Rees, Harry Dales.

 

Their usual Lancaster ED497 (EA-C for Charlie) at one of RAF Fiskerton's dispersal points.



A magnificent view of ED497........click this link for a larger version (in a new window).