Personnel Index - Detail
P/O Mansbridge completed 45 Hampden operations in a variety of crew positions.
Groundcrew with P/O Rawstone (Pilot), P/O Mansbridge (Navigator), P/O Holmes (W/Ag) and P/O Moody (W/Ag). Pilot and Navigator flew their tour together with a large number of different W/Ags. Both these W/Ags were killed later in the war.
These four airmen flew together as a crew on the 28th March and 12th April 1942 so the photograph is likely to be one of those dates.
The aircraft is Hampden AT217 'S' Sugar.
He was then posted to 83Sqn where he did a second tour between 2/43 and 8/43.
Additional infomation kindly provided by John Hancock.
This airman flew Lancaster ED999 at least once....click for an image and information about this aircraft.