Personnel Index - Detail
Flew 26 operations (Hampdens & Manchesters) in a variety of crew positions.
On the 14th February 1942, whilst returning from operations against Bremen on one engine, his Hampden AE397 (EA-G) was forced to ditch when the second engine cut out over the English Channel.
On the day of the ditching, his crew were.......
Pilot: P/O R Allsebrook
W/Op: Sgt RLA Woolgar
Nav: Sgt P Stanbridge
AG: Sgt J W Wilkinson
P/O Allesbrook's nail clippers saved the day....click this link to view/download details of this incident.
To view a video description of the ditching, follow Sgt Woolgar's link.