Personnel Index - Detail

Name
WITTMER
First Names
Frank
Rank
F/O
Service
RAAF
Service Number
A400396
Crew Position
Navigator
Posting Details
Posted in 8/42 and out 11/43

 

Awarded the DFC.

Flew 20 operations with 49Sqn.



F/O Frank Wittmer DFC RAAF Navigator completed a tour of ops with 49 Squadron in 1943 before volunteering for a second tour with 617 Squadron.




November 1943:
Shortly after midnight F/O Tebbenham (LHS), the station meteorological officer chats with F/O F. Wittmer, navigator, an Australian from Melbourne who has just completed his tour of 30 operations, including five to Berlin.

(Coloured images courtesy of John Ward.....Association President)
 

49Sqn Association

The picture shows a Grand Slam loaded on a Lancaster B.1 Special PD113 (YZ-T) at RAF Woodhall Spa prior to delivery to the Farge U-Boat pens on 27 March 1945.
The crew are from left to right ; F/O E W Weaver Bomb Aimer, F/O R P Barry Rear Gunner, F/Lt J L Sayer DFC Pilot, F/O V L Johnson Flight Engineer and F/O F Wittmer.



Frank Wittmer is on the RHS.