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The Airmen's Stories - P/O W F P Webber


Wyndham Frederick Peirson Webber was born on 18th August 1905 in Grandborough, Warwickshire.

He spent five years sheep farming in New Zealand before joining the RAF in May 1940 with a direct-entry commission as an Air Gunner.

He completed his training and joined 141 Squadron at Turnhouse in June.

Shortly afterwards he married Marjorie May Thorp in Paddington, London.



He was detached from 141 to CGS Warmwell on 6th September 1940 for No. 10 Gunnery Leader Course, which ran from 9th September to 4th October.

Webber was posted from 141 Squadron to 410 (RCAF) Squadron on 1st July 1941, also operating Defiants. His next posting was to 289 Army Co-Operation Squadron as a Flight Commander.

In January 1943 he was posted to the Air Ministry to form a unit that would build and tour exhibitions showing the work of the RAF.

The first one held abroad was in the USA, starting in November 1943 and visiting Pittsburgh, Detroit, New York, Washington and New Orleans before forming a static installation in Jackson Park, Chicago.

Webber then set off on a lecture tour and did not return to the UK until September 1945. He then departed for Warsaw in Poland to set up an exhibition showing the contribution of Polish airmen in the RAF.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented though it is known that he stayed on in the RAF after the war, in the Secretarial Branch, and went on to the RAFO in 1954 as a Squadron Leader.

In later life he managed the Bull Hotel in Halstead, Essex.

Webber died on 30th January 1960 in Uxbridge.


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