CAPTAIN: De WESSELOW

LANCASTER U-UNCLE - JB712 - B Flight
Last aircraft to land safely at Bourn on 17/12/43


CREW
Pilot: F/L Peter de Wesselow
Flight Engineer: F/S William, known as Bill Bamlett
Navigator: S/L Ingalls
Bomb Aimer: F/O Gordon Cooper
W/Op: F/S Fred White
Mid-Upper Gunner: W/O Grant Muckart
Rear Gunner: P/O James Saynor



CREW: Peter de Wesselow, William Bamlett, Ingalls, Gordon Cooper, Fred White, Grant Muckart, James Saynor

DETAILS
The very last Lancaster to land at Bourn that night, U-Uncle belonged to B Flight. The crew were welcomed by Cawdery's crew on their entrance to the B Flight debriefing room, sharing a mutual delight in having survived. Apart from the special case of Coates's Lancaster, U-Uncle was the very last 97 Squadron aircraft to land safely this night.
De Wesselow had a very distinguished career in the RAF. More details to follow.


The Pathfinder Year - 97 Squadron at Bourn