Personnel Index - Detail

Name
RICHARDS
First Names
John Albert
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1813959
Crew Position
Flight Engineer
Posting Details
Posted in 5/44 and out 8/44

 

Awarded the DFM

Flew 32 operations with 49Sqn.

The 'lucky' Sullings crew, survivors of a crash landing at Syerston LFS, and a head-on collision with a JU88, had completed one of the quickest tours in 5 Group:

(Back row l to r);
Doug Simmons, rear gunner;
Jim Skidmore, wireless operator;
Johnnie Richards, flight engineer;
Charlie Wright, mid-upper gunner.
(Front row l to r);
Chris Christian, navigator;
Alan Sullings, pilot;
Edgar 'Eddie' Haines, bomb-aimer