Short Stirling Mk.1 R9248


23rd / 24th January 1943 crew
Short Stirling Mk.1 R9248

No. 75 Sqn
Mission to  bomb U-boat pens in Lorient Combat - hit by anti aircraft fire on return from bombing raid. All control surfaces on Port wing shot away. Saint-Thégonnec  Finistère, 11 km SE of Morlaix. France

Sgt Robert Miln Kidd RNZAF  (1207)
pilot bailed out
Sgt Gilbert Frank Mitchell RAFVR (1479975) Flight Engineer   KIA
Sgt James William Schofield RAFVR (1088089) Navigator   KIA
Sgt Bernard Torrance RAFVR (1319178) Upper Gunner   KIA
Sgt Eric Berry RAFVR (1380078) Wireless Operator / Air Gunner   KIA
Sgt Peter Douglas Fowler RAFVR (1320278) Bomb Aimer   KIA
Sgt James Edward Brewster RAFVR (1035972) Rear Gunner   KIA


Sergeant Robert Miln Kidd

Photo taken when he was interviewed by the BBC in May 1943 following his successful return to England.
via Bob Kidd December 2011