Aircrew of No.15 Squadron in front of Short Stirling I, December 1941

Aircrew of No.15 Squadron in front of Short Stirling I, December 1941

This picture shows the aircrew of No.15 Squadron in December 1941, standing in front of a Short Stirling I.

The text gives the names of the seated men, marking which men were missing by September 1942.

Seated in Front Row: F/O 'Blondie' Swales, F/O Vernieux, F/O Brian Ordish, F/Lt Keith Deyell, P/I Buek Ryan*, F/O Jack Conran*, F/O Pete Boggis, S/Ldre 'Shrub' Sellick, W/Cdr Ogilvie, S/Ldr Joels Wilson*, F/Lt 'Adj' Wright, P/O Dougie Burgess, F/Lt Ronnie Barr*, P/O Roy Leard, P/O 'Dougal' Wright, P/O Don Fink

Second Row: P/O Fred Kennedy*, F/O Bob Hughes, F/Lt Ian Ryall, F/O Cliff Reeve*, P/O Neville Bennitt*, P/O Alon Young*, P/O Dick Straehan, P/O Ted DeVille, Lt.Noel*, 2nd Lt. Murray*

Of the twenty six named men, ten were missing by September 1942, a casualty rate of 38% in only nine months.

Many thanks to Jackie Phillips for providing us with this picture.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (2 December 2010), Aircrew of No.15 Squadron in front of Short Stirling I, December 1941, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_short_I_15_sqn_aircrew.html

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