Flying Officer J.A. ‘Tommy’ Thomas initially trained in 1941/2 as a winch operator on Fairy Battles and Lysanders. This was to provide target towing for Spitfires. In 1942 he re-mustered as an Air Gunner and in 1943 he joined 161 Special Duties Squadron at Tempsford on Halifax's B flight; then to A Fight on Hudsons and Lysanders for mail pick-up duties. Between July 43 and July 45 he completed a remarkable 33 operations from both Tempsford and Tangmere.

Tommy Thomas

Flight Officer 'Tommy' Thomas completed 33 operations from Tangmere and Tempsford on Hudsons and Lysanders.


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