LAC. Wallace Jackson in North Africa and Italy with 70 Squadron, RAF, 1941-1944
 

 

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WO Geoff Stayton

Contributed by his son, Geoff Stayton

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Warrant Officer Geoff Stayton, arrived at what his logbook refers to as Kilo 17 on 4th Feb 1942.  He was a front-gunner and arrived on Wellington DV419, piloted by a Sgt Gunning, after what appears to have been a hair-raising journey during which they ran out of fuel and had to make a forced-landing. 

Peter Chapman's account of this flight can be found on the BBC site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/35/a3168335.shtml

and

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/71/a3168371.shtml

Geoff served as a front-gunner/wireless operator with A-flight of 70 Squadron in North Africa until 4th September 1942, during which time he flew 42 operations. 

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Extracts from WO Geoff Stayton's flight logbook    Crown Copyright

 Left: Kilo 17 is LG 222, Kilo 17, Fayoum  Road, about 30 miles south west of Cairo.

Thanks to Roger Allton for the explanation of "Kilo 17",  flight destination for 4.2.42

             

Air Publication 1548: a guide for officers and airmen in the event of capture by the enemy      Crown Copyright

                 

              

 

 

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