Squadron 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.
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