Sergeant Edward Woodrow - 102 Squadron  

Sergeant Edward Bert Woodrow  - RAFVR


 Sgt. Edward Bert Woodrow was serving as Flight Engineer on board Halifax 11 JD407 coded DY-R during an attack on Berlin on the 23/24th August 1943. The aircraft took off at 2026hrs from RAF Pocklington to attack the target but failed to return.

 The entire crew were killed, going down into the North Sea on their way home. Only the body of Pilot F/Sgt Roadley was ever recovered, the remainder of the crew have no known grave.

 The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
F/Sgt George Stephen Roadley RAFVR Pilot Loughborough, Leicestershire 20
Sgt Edward Bert Woodrow RAFVR Flight Engineer Holt, Norfolk 22
F/Sgt William George Jennings RAFVR Navigator Herne Hill,  London 21
F/Sgt Ronald Frank Roberts RAFVR Bomb Aimer Hayes End, Middlesex 22
Sgt John Chalkley RAFVR W/Op/AG Luton, Bedfordshire 22
Sgt Norman George Webb RAFVR Front Gunner Hebdon Bridge, Yorkshire 31
P/O Eric Kirk  RAFVR M/U Gunner Levenshulme, Lancashire 19

 Sergeant Edward Bert Woodrow was born on the 10th July.  1921 at Holt, Norfolk. Son of Frederick and Grace Hyldon Woodrow Of The Fairstead, Cley Road, Holt. He was one of four brothers and three sisters.

 He is commemorated on the the Runnymede Memorial.

Photos and information  courtesy of Paul Corlett.