M.565 First Officer  Percy James Wulliens Cruttenden 
 flag england b. 16 Aug 1905, Bexhill on Sea   1 Jul 1941 to Aug-45

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prev. a Prison Officer in Cardiff

m. Tetdora Anna Oltmans in 1933

When Douglas Bader crashed his Bulldog at Woodley Aerodrome, Reading, in 1931, "a man called Cruttenden got to the Bulldog first, undid the straps, somehow dragged Douglas out of the cockpit, and transferred him to an ambulance ... Cruttenden stuck a large hand tightly over his leg... Douglas was convinced that Cruttenden saved his life by that action alone." The Bader Wing


Postings: 2FPP, 6FPP

'A competent and careful all round pilot, who has completed 4 years excellent work with No 2 Ferry Pool. As an officer, he has been deservedly popular with all ranks.'


Prison Commission, 1961

d. 1978, Brighton

 


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