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.

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