Reginald Woolgar, RAF gunner who ditched at sea and narrowly escaped King David Hotel bomb

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Reginald Woolgar, RAF gunner who ditched at sea and narrowly escaped King David Hotel bomb

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Flight Lieutenant Reginald “Jimmy” Woolgar, who has died two weeks before his 104th birthday, was an RAF air gunner who survived a ditching in the English Channel and went on to complete 42 bombing operations over Germany.

Woolgar later attacked targets in Hamburg, Kiel and the industrial Ruhr, as well as making sorties to lay aerial mines in estuaries and the approaches to enemy ports. While over Oslo fjord, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire, one bullet hitting his gunsight. On landing, he discovered holes in his sheepskin flying jacket.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/ ... b-ditched/
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