Personnel Index - Detail

Name
MATTHEWS
First Names
John Lamont
Rank
Sgt
Service
RCAF
Service Number
R163101
Crew Position
Navigator
Posting Details
Posted in 2/43

 

Awarded the DFM.

ORBs show one operation flown by this airman on 27th February 1943.

The reports goes on to say:
Badly damaged just before the target. Rear turret, cockpit and port wing all damaged. Pilot injured, Flight Engineer mortally wounded. Landed at Donna Nook but pilot collapsed with exhaustion and the A/C swung and hit a military vehicle. Four decorations given to the crew.