Personnel Index - Detail
Flew 27 operations with 49Sqn.
Sgt Reg Hyde
The future Sgt Hyde at his passing out parade on the 15th May 1942.
Career details and images provided by his son, Peter Hyde.
My father completed a tour with 49 squadron before being transferred to operational training units until he crashed in HE276 at Silverstone Aerodrome on the 3rd October 1943.
He became one of "McIndoes Guinea Pigs" at East Grinstead.
His story is recounted in "McIndoes Army" by Peter Williams & Ted Harrison and "The Guinea Pig Club" by Edward Bishop.
Whilst at East Grinstead he met my mother (a Staff Nurse).
Download the logbook of Sgt Gumbley's air gunner by clicking this link ......it records some "shakey does" including being upside down over the target.
Reg on leave outside his home.
Reg with his parents at their home in Poole, Dorset.
Reginald Hyde and Jock Tosh at a "Guinea Pig Lost Weekend" in 1978.
In 1952 Reg made contact with an old crewmate, John Wood, by writing to the Postmaster of the Australian town where John Wood lived.
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"Posted out" 1979.