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Men of 104 Operational Training Unit 1943-44 - page under development

As part of the background research into our Wellington, Z1206, we are compiling a list of the men and women of 104 Operational Training Unit. If you or a member of your family is on the list, please can you contact us? We aim to build an archive of 104 OTU that will become a resource for families and researchers alike, by copying original material. This is is very incomplete and we will welcome any additions or corrections. Lists of crews at 104 OTU, course photographs, or any photos of the aircraft or crews would be very helpful.

Abbreviations
AC1
Aircraftman first class
ACW2
Aircraft Woman second class
A/G
Air gunner
CO
Commanding Officer
Cpl Corporal
E/Asst
Engineering assistant
Fitter E
Fitter engines
F/Lt Flight Lieutenant
F/O Flying Officer
F/Sgt Flight Sergeant
G/C
Group Captain
LAC
Leading Aircraftman
MO
Medical Officer
OC
Officer commanding
P/O Pilot Officer
S/Ldr Squadron Leader
Sgt Sergeant
W/C Wing Commander
W/O Warrant Officer
WO/AG
Wireless operator/ air gunner
WT/AG
Wireless telegrapher/ air gunner


Rank
Names
Surname
No.
Date if killed
Function
Comment
S/Ldr

Abthorp-Webb


Pilot instructor?
circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Allaire


Instructor

F/Lt
T D
Atkinson
44216

Station admin officer
To Nutts Corner from 44 Group
Sgt

Avery


Pilot
18/1/44 Wellington R1795 overshot at Nutts Corner
F/Sgt

Bagnall


Pilot instructor



Baker


Pupil WO?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Ball


Instructor

Sgt

Billinge


Pilot instructor
Sgt
D R
Bines


Pilot

F/Sgt

Binning


Pilot
4/12/43 swung on landing at Nutts Corner
Sgt

Birket


Pupil WO?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
LAC
A J
Blackburn



On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
F/Sgt

Bland


Instructor

F/Sgt

Blundell


Instructor



Boon


Pupil WO? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/Lt
J
Bowie
76307

Pilot
On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
Sgt

Brenner


Pupil pilot?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/Sgt

Brenton



Crew of F/Sgt G E Patterson - on board Wellington Z1206 when it ditched 26/1/44
Sgt
T
Brewin
1575830
12/09/1943
Pupil WO/AG
Killed when Wellington X9820 flew into a hillside 3 miles south of Byronsford, County Down
ACW2
J C
Bullock
2133584


On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
F/Sgt

Burton


Pilot instructor

Cpl
J N
Calloway
1221176


On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
Sgt

Carmody


Pupil?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/O

Chew


Pilot instructor
F/O
K A
Coombe
A416829

Navigator
22/12/43 joined 512 Sqn from 104 OTU
Lt
J F
Conway


Link trainer officer

Sgt

Cooke


Instructor

Sgt
J S R
Cote
R13682
31/12/1943
Pupil WO/AG
Killed when Wellington R1520 flew into a hill at Nutts Corner 31/12/43
F/Lt
V G
Daw
41561

Flying duties
To 105 OTU from 104 OTU 27/1/44


Dines


Pupil observer?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/O

Dyson


Pilot instructor
LAC
E H
Edwards
1120174


On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
W/O
Leif Tapio
Erickson
R104961
26/01/1944
Aircrew
26/1/44 lost when Wellington Z1490 went missing: body washed up Tiree 27/1/44
S/Ldr
V J
Fenwick
39868

Navigator
30/5/43 to Nutts Corner for navigation duties; on board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
F/Lt
P F or P J
Finlayson


Pilot and OC A flight

P/O

Fitzgerald


Pilot
Canadian; 30/11/43 accident in Wellington Z1481
F/Sgt
Matthew John
Fletcher
1294557
26/01/1944
Pilot
26/1/44 lost when Wellington Z1490 went missing
F/Sgt

Fletcher


Pilot instructor

W/O

Flower


Instructor

G/C
R J A
Ford
16151

Flying duties
6/5/43 to Nutts Corner for flying duties
Sgt

Garner


Pilot
8/1/44 Wellington Z1400 damaged on landing at Nutts Corner
LAC
L G
Genley or Geuley
115896


On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
F/Sgt

Gordon


Instructor

Sgt

Grayham


Pupil pilot?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
AC1
R C
Hair or Plair
1027794


On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
W/C
M
Hallam
34193

General duties (flying)
To 44 Group from 104 OTU
F/Lt
G
Harwood



To 44 Group from 104 OTU
F/Lt
P J or P F
Heppell
90780


On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived


Houston


Pupil pilot? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/Lt

Ingleby


Instructor



Jardine


Pupil pilot?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Jepson


Pupil pilot? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/Lt

Jones


Pilot instructor
F/Sgt
T A
Kemp
NZ422412
24/11/1943
Pupil pilot
Killed when Wellington Z1313 flew into a hillside, Mt Divis, Ireland 24/11/43


Kenny


Pupil WO?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/Sgt

Knight


Instructor

Sgt

Lees


Pupil WO
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt
M C
Lellan
R180571


Slightly injured when Wellington Z1378 overshot Nutts Corner 20/12/43
W/C
T H A
Llewellyn


OC 104 OTU
11/11/43 Mullagmore
F/Lt

Lovet-Davis


Pilot instructor?
circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt
Ebenezer Frank
Lurkins
1387934
24/11/1943
Pupil navigator
Killed when Wellington Z1313 flew into a hillside, Mt Divis, Ireland 24/11/43
F/Lt

Mackee


Pilot instructor

F/Lt

Mackie


Flight instructor of B flight
14/1/44 overshot at Sywell
F/Lt
W ?
Mackil


OC B flight

F/O

Mason


Pilot instructor

P/O
Hugh Edmunds Massey
151470
31/12/1943
Pupil pilot
2/12/43 landed with u/c up at Mullagmore; killed when Wellington R1520 flew into a hill at Nutts Corner 31/12/43
Sgt
Charles H
Matthews


Pupil pilot

F/O

McEwan


Instructor

G/C
J
McFarlane
7226


To 44 Group from 104 OTU
Sgt

McTurk


Pupil pilot?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
S/Ldr
C N
McVeigh
40243

Flying duties
To 104 OTU from 44 Group
Sgt

Mellowship


Pupil observer?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/Sgt

Mitchell


Pilot
18/1/44 Wellington Z1493 crashed on take off Mullagmore, no injuries
Sgt

Montgomery


Instructor

F/O

Murray


Instructor

Sgt

Murray


Pupil WO? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943


O'Hey


Pupil W/O? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/Lt

O'Neil


Pilot instructor

F/Lt
George
Osborne
134024

Navigator

ACW2
E M
Page
2017499


On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
Sgt

Parker


Pupil WO? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Parkes


Pupil WO? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Patrick


Instructor

F/Sgt
G E
Patterson
A421545

Pupil pilot
Pilot of Wellington Z1206 when it ditched, 26/1/44
F/Lt

Peters


Pilot instructor

Sgt
Alfred James Walter? or G A or P A?
Plastow


Pupil pilot? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/Sgt
J S
Price
NZ421759
12/09/1943
Pupil pilot
Killed when Wellington X9820 flew into a hillside 3 miles south of Byronsford, County Down
F/Lt
W E M
Price
44790

General duties (flying)
To 44 Group from 104 OTU
Sgt
A A
Richardson
1666170

Pupil WO/AG
Seriously injured when Wellington Z1313 flew into a hillside, Mt Divis, Ireland 24/11/43
W/O

Robertson


Pilot instructor

Sgt
E L
Robinson


Pupil pilot



Robinson

Pupil W/O? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943

Robert
Robinson

Pupil W/O? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Rowbottom


Pupil observer?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Rush


Instructor



Sculley


Pupil pilot?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943


Simmons


Pupil W/O? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Cpl
J A
Sinclair
949144


On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived
F/O
G A
Smee
131656

WO/AG
On board Wellington Z1460 when it crashed 17/7/43 - survived


Smith


Pupil W/O?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt
George James Edward
Spencer


Pupil WO
Trained at 104 OTU 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943; later served with BOAC on Sunderlands, flying from Poole.


Steel


Pupil pilot?
Trained at 104 OTU 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
S/Ldr

Stewart



14/11/43 Assumed command of A flight at Mullagmore
F/O
Graeme Grieve
Stobie
418198 26/01/1944 Pupil navigator
26/1/44 lost when Wellington Z1490 went missing: body washed up (at Coll?) 11/2/44

Denis or Noel Richard James?
Stokoe


Pupil W/O? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Stow


Pupil observer?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Stuart


Pupil W/O? Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Sturtridge



Crew of F/Sgt G E Patterson - on board Wellington Z1206 when it ditched 26/1/44
F/Sgt

Surrette


Instructor

P/O
V
Tanner
152053
31/12/1943
Pupil navigator
Killed when Wellington R1520 flew into a hill at Nutts Corner 31/12/43
F/Lt

Thomas



5/12/43 to Mullagmore
W/O

Toffs


Instructor



Tohnas


Pupil?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
Sgt

Treagus


Instructor

P/O

Treharne or Treherne


Pilot
20/1/44 Wellington Z1339 forcelanded at Ronaldsway due to fire in cockpit
P/O

Tummon


Instructor

F/Sgt

Waites


Pilot instructor

Sgt
T A
Walters
1394347
12/09/1943
Pupil navigator
Killed when Wellington X9820 flew into a hillside 3 miles south of Byronsford, County Down
F/O
J M
Will


Pilot instructor and OC A flight

Sgt

Williams


Pupil pilot?
Trained at 104 OTU circa 10/08/1943 to 31/10/1943
F/O
J E
Wills
J21802

Pilot
22/12/43 joined 512 Sqn from 104 OTU
F/Sgt

Wilson


Instructor

F/O
W W
Winning
151212

Pupil pilot
Slightly injured when Wellington Z1378 overshot Nutts Corner, 20/12/43
F/Lt
H
Zinober
106499

Medical officer
To 44 Group from 104 OTU

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