It’s perhaps fitting that the final set of photographs that Adrian has passed on to me, via his daughter, is of his uncle, Edgar Reader’s gravestone, along with the graves of all of Ben Wood’s crew, who he flew with, between May 15th and June 23rd, when he and the rest of the crew were lost on the Mulheim raid.
The Wood crew on the Mulheim Op were;
F/Sgt Benjamin Brinley Wood RAFVR 656588. Pilot.
F/Sgt. George King Samson RNZAF NZ402563. Navigator.
F/Sgt Stuart Richard Bisset RNZAF NZ415738. Air Bomber.
Sgt Edgar Henry Reader RAFVR 1331432. Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Stanley Lawrence Webb RAFVR 1266998. Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Frederick Johns Hobbs RAFVR 1609558. Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Cyril Benjamin Hemmings RAFVR 1235070. Rear Gunner.
You can read an earlier post about Edgar and the Wood crew here.