George Wesley Armstrong, Edward Bellis, John James Mansfield, Jean Baptiste Sylviel Paul David, David Ellis Williams, Sydney Blackhurst, Alexander Rutherford Laing

The Pathfinder Year - 97 Squadron at Bourn

23 June 1943, crashed in the city of Utrecht.

Pilot: P/O George Wesley Armstrong (RCAF)
F/E: Sgt Edward Bellis
Nav: F/S John James Mansfield
B/A: Sgt Jean Baptiste Sylviel Paul David (RCAF)
W/Op: Sgt David Ellis Williams
M/U Gunner: P/O Sydney Blackhurst
Rear gunner: F/S Alexander Rutherford Laing

The Survivors
left: the flight engineer, Edward Bellis
below: Alexander Rutherford Laing, the rear gunner

Crew photographs from the collection of Co Maarschalkerweerd except those of Alexander Laing, which came from his nephew Simon Murphy, and David Williams, which came from Mark Hart
The loss of Armstrong's Lancaster.
Those Who Lost Their Lives

Left: Sydney Blackhurst, the m/u gunner
Below: Jean David, the bomb aimer
End of Page: John Mansfield, the navigator
David Williams, the wireless operator

At present there are no photos of George Wesley Armstrong, the pilot
Anyone who has a photograph of the pilot, George Wesley Armstrong, please contact:
David Williams, the wireless operator

For further details, see the David Williams website set up by Mark Hart on:

John Mansfield, the navigator, with his family