Personnel Index - Detail

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Flight Sergeant
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Awarded the DFM.

Flew 28 operations with 49Sqn.

This airman flew Lancaster ED999 at least for an image and information about this aircraft.

The crew of ED721 taken at Fiskerton sometime between May & August 1943. 
Rear row 4th from left is Jock Stopani, 5th is Bob Seddon, 6th John Costello.
Font row 2nd from left George Boag, 3rd Steve Sherman, 4th Eric Winstanley, 5th Tommy Taylor. 

P/O T D Taylor (Pilot)
Sgt E Winstanley (Flight Engineer)
Sgt J A Costello (Navigator)
Sgt R Seddon (Bomb Aimer)
Sgt J Stopani (Wireless Operator)
Sgt G Boag (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sgt S Sherman (Rear Gunner)

A signed bank note following a stop-over in Algeria following the 20/06/1943 raid on Friedrichshaven.

The note is signed by the Taylor crew and other 49Sqn members (including 'Chan' Chandler).

P/O T D Taylor (Pilot), Sgt E Winstanley (Flight Engineer), Sgt J A Costello (Navigator), Sgt R Seddon (Bomb Aimer), Sgt J Stopani (Wireless Operator), Sgt G Boag (Mid Upper Gunner) and Sgt S Sherman (Rear Gunner).

After leaving 49Sqn, F/S Boag was killed on the 26th August 1944 whilst flying with 214Sqn on a 'Bomber Support' operation in a US Flying Fortress.

Photograph courtesy of Guy Lapaille........movingly taken with the setting sun's rays on the headstone.

He is buried in the Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium.



Extract is from Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses

214 Squadron was transferred to No.100 (Bomber Support) Group where it was re-equipped with American Flying Fortress aircraft. Here it was engaged in radio counter-measures (detection and jamming of enemy radio and radar equipment).