Personnel Index - Detail
Awarded the DFC
Part of the panel at Runnymede
6/7 June, 1942; EMDEN:
In good weather conditions, a main force of 233 aircraft set out to attack the German town of Emden. With only a slight ground haze over the target, successful bombing results were achieved by the crews. 49 Squadron detailed 7 aircraft for the operation, but only 5 managed to become airborne from Scampton by 23.30hrs.The price of success was paid for in the loss of 9 crews out of the total force - 3 Manchesters, 3 Wellingtons, 2 Stirlings and 1 Halifax failed to return.
The crew piloted by F/Lt Roger Paramore DFC (L7287) came down in the sea; they have never been recovered.
In the space of just one week, the Manchester's heinous reputation had been proven within 49 Squadron, after the grievous loss of 5 aircraft and 35 airmen.
F/L R.E.R. Paramore DFC Pilot (Missing)
Sgt H. Whittemore 2nd Pilot (Missing)
P/O H.J. Vincent A/OB (Missing)
Sgt H.C. Hood W/AG (Missing)
Sgt A. Logie W/AG (Missing)
Sgt R.H. Seaton A/G (Missing)
Sgt J.H. Pollock A/G (Missing)