St Nazaire Docks 28th February 1943


Page from No.214(FMS) Squadron Operational Records Book


Such was the damage to this Austin Motors built Stirling (W7577 BU-S)  that it spent over two weeks undergoing repairs upon its return. The aircraft was finally SoC in May 1944 after it swung on landing at Newmarket with No.1651 Con Unit. There is no mention within the ORB of why Squadron Leader Austin was on the squadron, it may have been for operational experience prior to joining a squadron.