Rothwell.JPGSquadron Leader Geoff Rothwell was the pilot of a Stirling and had just dropped two SOE Dutch agents when his aircraft hit a balloon cable and he crash landed on Texel Island.  He was captured and spent the last year of the war as a POW.  It had been his 71st operation having previously completed bombing tours on Wellingtons and Stirlings.  He was twice awarded the DFC.

In the crew photograph he is third from right.

To read the full obituary click HERE

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