William Joseph Petersen b 21st Oct 1921 in Auckland, New Zealand
Joined 102 Squadron in December 1944 and flew his first operation in late January 1945.
The last raid for 102 Squadron was to Wangerooge on 25 April 1945.
Bill does have this photo below in his collection, but this particular one was sent to us by the family of John Hodgson.
On the back of the photo we have to following names: (We understand that we have names missing... can you help???
Standing: F/O A.F. Bannatyne - F/O A. Maxie McVicar (Aus) - P/O John Hodgson - Beckett - F/O Bill Petersen (NZ) - Ian Adams (NZ) - ??? - ???
Sat Down: ??? - ??? - ??? - S/L A.R. Middleton - Fowler - F/O J.G. Withington
NOTE: We have been able to add to some of the names on the card already..
"The story behind that photo is the car belongs to Roly Morell a NZ Navigator from B Flight.
The base had run out of beer but Roly had a mate who ran a Naffy store and he managed to get the Naffy beer they were drinking in the picture. Bloody awful beer is the old boys view. "