Crew: Armstrong

This crew were involved in a very tragic incident when they were shot down in the night of 23 July 1943 over the Dutch town of Utrecht. Five of the crew were killed, as were several Dutch civilians. See this page: Life and Death in the PFF: The Cost to The Occupied Countries

george wesley armstrong
George Wesley Armstrong
the pilot
With thanks to Chuck Garneau

CREW
Pilot: P/O George Wesley Armstrong (RCAF)
Killed
F/E: Sgt Edward Bellis
PoW
Nav: F/S John James Mansfield
Killed
B/A: Sgt Jean Baptiste Sylviel Paul David (RCAF)
Killed
W/Op: Sgt David Ellis Williams
Killed
M/U Gunner: P/O Sydney Blackhurst
Killed
Rear gunner: F/S Alexander Rutherford Laing
PoW

The crew photographs which appear below are from the collection of Co Maarschalkerweerd except those of Alexander Laing, which came from his nephew Simon Murphy, and David Williams, which came from Mark Hart.

Edward Bellis, the flight engineer, with his family
Alexander Rutherford Laing
the rear gunner
Alexander Rutherford Laing
the rear gunner
Jean Baptiste David
the bomb-aimer
David Williams
the wireless operator
For a website in honour of David Williams, follow this link: http://www.davidelliswilliams.co.uk/index.html

 

 

Sydney Blackhurst
the mid-upper gunner
John Mansfield, the navigator, with his family

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