Personnel Index - Detail

Name
WINTON
First Names
A S
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
995694
Crew Position
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
PoW Date
28/09/1941
Aircraft
Hampden AD733
Target
Frankfurt
PoW Camp(s)
PoW Number
9673

 

28/29 September, 1941; FRANKFURT:

With a gap of nearly two weeks since the previous operation, 49 Squadron was asked to provide 14 Hampdens for a small scale attack on Frankfurt. 4 aircraft were scrubbed from the trip, and just before take-off a fifth suffered tail wheel collapse at the taxiing point. At 22.50hrs the squadron started to launch the first of 9 aircraft. Of the aircraft that reached the target area, 4 bombed successfully and 2 had to abort their attempts. Of the 30 Hampdens and 14 Wellingtons dispatched on the raid, 1 Wellington and 1 Hampden failed to return; the missing Hampden was that piloted by F/Lt Mundy DFC (AD733) from 49 Squadron. The cause of this loss has not been established, but happy to say the crew survived to become POW's.

Hampden AD 733
F/L J.D. Mundy DFC Pilot (P.o.W.)
Sgt P.C. Darwin Pilot (P.o.W.)
Sgt A. Winton W/AG (P.o.W.)
F/S F. Hibbert DFM W/AG (P.o.W.)

"Posted out" 2001