On 1944-01-08, Pilot W N Waudby (Flight Sergeant, RAF) with an unknown servicenumber, flew a Typhoon Ib with serial JP971 E for this duty: Ramrod 122. His mission was not completed. Circumstances of the aircraft loss are unknown. This aircraft was a part of squadron no. 245. The location for the map is the English Channel. Circumstances at the end of this mission for Waudby: he evaded. There is no commemoration location known.
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Gillian Dawson (nee Waudby): My father’s service number was 179586. He was shot down near Evreux 3days after his 22nd birthday. After 2 days he was picked up by the resistance and was looked after by Jacques Roger & his English wife Maude. He was helped to make his way through France to cross the Pyrenees and eventually returned to UK, via Gibraltar, in early April 1944 (according to his logbooks). He was mentioned in a book written by John Golley called The Day of the Typhoon which detailed some of the activities of 245 Squadron when based in France, including Falaise Gap & Montain. He was awarded the DFC. He survived the war.