Leonard Roy Gould, Wireless Operator – Lucas crew, 1940


Wellington AA-H X3468, with one assumes, Leonard Gould and others stood in front of it.
© Kerry Foster


Wellington X3597 AA-C (Charlie)
© Kerry Foster

Many thanks to Kerry for contacting me, initially regarding some additional information for the Wellington database, which included the above 2 images as proof of the serial no. information.

Kerry is a keen collector of 75(NZ) memorabilia and I hope to be able to share further items from Kerry on the blog in the near future. These 2 pictures came from what Kerry described as ‘a small photo & document grouping from the estate of 552462 Sgt Leonard Roy GOULD DFM’

Leonard Gould was the Wireless Operator with Frederick John ‘Popeye’ Lucas and I think from the little I can find on him, flew on 2 occasions with the Squadron and with ‘Popeye’, between April and November 1940 and then between July 1941 and July 1942.

Unfortunately, as with my previous post regarding Cliff Page, my lack of a complete set of ORB’s from the earlier years of the war prevents me from adding my normal crew Op history to a posting like this – which perhaps means a trip to the National Archive Website when I get paid next month……….

2 thoughts on “Leonard Roy Gould, Wireless Operator – Lucas crew, 1940

  1. John Stackhouse

    Gould flew with Ray Newton on 75 Squadron. I have material related to Newton and will hunt out ops done soon. Newton “inherited” Popeye’s crew after the death of Popeye’s first wife. I also have a photo or two of Newton and crew including Gould. Information to follow.



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