The story of
100 Squadron RAF
and her crew.
On board LM658 that night was a crew of eight, rather than the usual seven.
Pilot - Flt/Lt Harold (Bill) Paston-Williams of Dorking, Surrey.
2nd Pilot - Flt/ Lt Christopher Holland of Horsham Sussex.
Navigator - P/O Gerald Hood of Croydon Surrey.
Bomb aimer - P/O Benjamin Ramsden of Bradford, West Yorkshire
Flight engineer - Flt/Sgt John Downie of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Wireless operator - Flt/Sgt Laurence Roy Watts of Fawler, Oxfordshire.
Mid upper gunner - Flt/Sgt Robert Stanley Williams of Queensferry, Flintshire.
Rear gunner - P/O Bruce Arnold David (R.C.A.F) of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Avro Lancaster LM 658 (HW-W) Crew List and Summary of Established Personal Details Age and status details as of 12/08/44 The names of the LM658 crew are now inextricably linked with the events of that August night over occupied Europe and this page links the biographical details for each member of the crew. Details are of course incomplete but we're adding more information & photographs as they come to light. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you feel you can add anything to this … [Read More...]
Flying Officer Gerald Hood (Navigator LM658) 1922-1945 "Gefusilleerd Door De Bezetter" (Executed By The Invaders) On the outskirts of the village of Zenderen, near to Almelo in the province of Overijssel, Eastern Netherlands, there is a path leading through the wooded area known as "De Vloedbeld," should you ever walk this way you will come across an impressive bronze memorial statue in a clearing. Nearby are several white tablets laid in memory of local Dutch patriots who lost their … [Read More...]
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