The story

From Sept. 8th 1943 to Dec. 11th 1943 Royal Air Force pilot Arthur Clement Bartter and his 138 Squadron crew flew 16 operations for Special Operations Executives to France, Yugoslavia and Denmark.

It is the story of the brave airmen of 138 Squadron that helped turn the balance of power during World War Two in a guerilla war against Hitler’s forces. 

138 Squadron crew of  pilot A. C. Bartter (“Peter”), 2nd pilot bomb aimer Brian Henry Atkins, Navigator Clarence William Fry (“Joe”), Wireless operator Ernesto Howell, reargunner Walter Ralph Riggs, Mid-uper gunner Stanley Gordon Smith, Frederick Turvill (on a training flight) and  Flight engineer Nicholas Anderson flew operation Table Jam 18 and 19 on 10th/11th December 1943.

Halifax BB378 never returned to Tempsford. It was shot down by a german night fighter over Zealand. Three airmen managed to evade to Sweden. Five airmen became POW´s.