Crew: Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This crew flew on BLACK THURSDAY in Lancaster  JB531-OF-Y, Y-YORK; the aircraft was destroyed after the crew baled out.

Pilot: P/O F., known as Smithy, Smith
Baled out 17-Dec-43, survived the war
Flight Engineer: Sgt Maurice Durn
Baled out 17-Dec-43
        Killed 23-Jun-44 mid-air collision with Van Raalte crew,
        buried in Marsden (St Bartholomew) Churchyard
Navigator: P/O John, known as Joe Arthurson
Baled out 17-Dec-43, survived the war
Bomb Aimer: F/S Jimmy Wilson
Baled out 17-Dec-43, survived the war
W/Op: Sgt Gordon Townend
Baled out 17-Dec-43, survived the war
Mid-Upper Gunner: Sgt Harold, known as Harry, Stewart
Baled out 17-Dec-43,
        Killed 25.4.44 with F/L Waugh’s crew,
        buried in Durnbach War Cemetery
Rear Gunner: Sgt Cliff Bradshaw
Baled out 17-Dec-43, survived the war

L-R, Top row: Gordon Townend, Smithy, Joe Arthurson, Harry Stewart, Cliff Bradshaw
Bottom row: Jimmy Wilson, Maurice Durn
With thanks to Joe Arthurson

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