The Wood Crew  
   

The Wood  Crew:  Sgt Cresswell is in tthe back row at the far right. Sgt. Thomas Smith is front row left, Sgt. George Wood in the centre. The two other men with Observer's brevets are Sgt. Mobely and Sgt. Gummer.

 

Sergeant George Wood and crew were flying  Wellington Mk.X HE-440 coded SE-Y for an operation to Duisberg on May 12/13, 1943. The aircraft crashed near the border between Germany and the Netherlands, there were no survivors. The crew are buried in the cemetery at Winterswijk in the Netherlands.

 

Name

Trade

Service

Age

Hometown

Sgt. George Wood

Pilot

RAFVR

23

North Shields

Sgt. Edward Gummer

Navigator

RAFVR

20

Accrington, Lancashire

Sgt. Innis Mobley

Bomb Aimer

RAFVR

21

Yardley Wood, Birmingham

Sgt. Thomas Smith

Rear Gunner

RAFVR

26

Leigh, Lancashire

Sgt. Andrew Cresswell

W/Operator

RAFVR

23

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

 

 
 

 

(Photo Courtesy of Les Cresswell )