Rank & Name: W/O Charles D. Airey

Date of Death: N/A
Details:

 

CHARLES DENNIS AIREY
SERVICE NUMBER - 1606550
D O B - 3rd February 1924
ENLISTED - 30 March 1943
MADE UP TO SERGEANT - 9th November 1943
PROMOTED TO WARRANT OFFICER - 1st November 1945
DEMOB DATE - May 1946

 

Further Information - Supplied by Bob Airey

He flew 28 combat sorties between August 1944 to May 1945 and then stayed with them in Transport Command until De-Mob in May 1946. He totalled 929 daylight hours and 173 night hours. My Aunt said that on their trips back from India, they'd bring back carpets and because this wasn't allowed they'd drop them out of the aircraft when on final approach and go and collect them later....

From his logbook, he was a qualified W/Op / Air Gunner / Radar Operator. On some of his photos his half wing has an "S" (Air Signaller) and on others he has "AG" (Air Gunner). I should also say that he was in the VR (I think this gave them a little extra pay and made sure they didn't end up down a coal mine!).

Charles Airey & Crew
 
 

Rest In Peace