Fighter pilots of 896 Squadron, HMS Pursuer

Fighter pilots of 896 Squadron, HMS Pursuer

Here we see a group of fighter pilots from No.896 Squadron (Fleet Air Arm), who were serving onboard the escort carrier HMS Pursuer during an attack on German shipping off the coast of Norway on 26 April 1944. The raid was originally meant to have been an attack on the Tirpitz, but that had to be cancelled due to poor weather over the target.

From left to right we see:

Sub Lieut R Banks, RNVR
Sub Lieut D Symons, RNVR
Sub Lieut J W Herbert, RNVR
Sub Lieut R C Wilkinson, RNVR
Sub Lieut R A Wiltshire, RNVR
Lieut Cdr L A Hordern, RNVR (Squadron Commander)
Sub Lieut A B Christie, RNZNVR
Sub Lieut N Perret, RNZNVR
Lieut A C Martin, RNZNVR
Sub Lieut W T K Smith, RNVR
Sub Lieut W Park, RNVR

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (13 March 2021), Fighter pilots of 896 Squadron, HMS Pursuer , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_pursuer_pilots_1.html

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