Personnel Index - Detail

Name
STANBRIDGE
First Names
P T
Rank
F/Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
928999
Crew Position
Observer
Posting Details
Posted in 8/41 and out 6/42

 

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.