Flight / Lt. Edward Clement DFC., Jimmy C. Parker (but known as Gerry), Sgt E.J. Rosling. Dave Herbert is looking for information on the following: Flight / Lt. Edward Clement DFC., Jimmy C. Parker (but known as Gerry), Sgt E.J. Rosling. If anyone can help please contact the site. Some of the history / details known are as follows: Flight / Lt. Edward Clement had first flown with 214 Squadron before transferring with the 4 remaining survivors of his crew to 7 Squadron Pathfinder Force. They were tragically killed on 18/11/1943 on their last op of a double tour, their 45th.
Ted and the rest of the crew, as they were when they joined 214 on the 19/11/1942 were
Sgt Harding Andy C Pilot
Sgt Clement Edward J Navigator
Sgt Walsh T.J.P Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner
Sgt Parker F.A.G Flight Engineer
P/O Hough J. Air Bomber
Sgt Stammers Jack Air Gunner
Sgt Harris Herb A Air Gunner By the 28th the crew had still not flown as Andy Harding had to do Second dickey trips but as the raid to the fiat works at Turin was so important it was decided to disperse the crew where needed. This is why Jack Stammers from London, and Herb Harris from Canada were allocated to FS Gatlands crew, as his two gunners had both been injured on a previous operation. Jack Stammers and Sgt Short the Flight Engineer died in the crash at Couvron-et-Aumencourt with Herb Harris dying of injuries five days later. Squadron Leader Penna of course was the one that got away
The two gunners were replaced in Sgt Hardings Crew by the two injured gunners from Sgt Gatlands crew. They were an American named Jimmy C. Parker (but known as Gerry) and a Welshman Sgt E.J. Rosling They were to go on and complete 18 operations with Ted and the crew which completed their 30 ops of their tour and then were screened, whilst the remaining five went to Oakington, 7 Squadron, and the Pathfinders. I am desperate for any information about these two gunners , especially any photos, also any more information about Sgt Stammers and Harris. Also if any one can remember Andy, Ted , or the rest of the crew I would appreciate any input they can give me.
Dave Herbert We now have additional information about Sgt Stammers and Harris.
Would David Herbert please contact the site as the email address we have for you no longer exists.
Many thanks. Site administrators
Date added : 29 December 2007