Daily Archives: June 30, 2013

Ben Wood – Pilot

Ben Wood

Ben Wood, tending his parents vegetable plot in Jersey.
© Bill Wood

Many thanks to Bill for sending this picture of his Uncle, Ben Wood. I was originally contacted by Adrian a few months ago now about the Wood crew – his Uncle, Edgar Reader was the Wireless Operator with the crew. The Wood crew were tragically lost on the night of 22/23rd of June 1943 on an operation to Mannheim. They now all lay at rest in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Bill is able to give us a little more information about Ben – he lived in Jersey with his parents ( photo of him in garden planting what looks like veg )  he joined the Jersey Light Regiment and was based on the Isle of White, he told one of his brothers that he put in a transfer to the RAF as he was unhappy in the army. He was one of 6 brothers which served in the armed forces in WW 2.

John Townson Dickinson RAFVR (2221282) logbook


Many thanks to Tom for sending his Grandads logbook to add to the collection. John Dickinson was Mid Upper Gunner with Charles Spain’s crew, completing a tour at Mepal between 18th September and 21st December 1944 with ‘B’ flight.

Read John’s logbook here