Bomber Command Memorial Dedication Ceremony - June, 2012
Photos compliments of Harry Winter and son
Harry Winter - Wireless Operator Air
Military Service - 427 Squadron - September, 1941 to April, 1946
Harry Winter enroute to the Ceremony
Harry joined the RAF in September, 1941 and was trained as a Sergeant Wireless Operator Air. While he was serving with 427 Squadron his aircraft was shot down on the night of 22/23 October 1943 during an operation on Kassel. He was wounded and spent time recuperating before being sent to Bankau, Poland. In January, 1945 he and fellow POWs were force marched through Czechoslovakia to south of Berlin because of Russian advances. They were liberated by Russian troops in April 1945.
Harry's fascinating story has been documented in an Appendix of the book "The Relentless Offensive", War and Bomber Command 1939-1945 by author, Roy Irons.