Big shell hole in fin; bomb doors shot away; electric system shot away; cockpit, belly, both engines riddled with holes.’Saw Bob (the pilot of another plane) go down with the engine on FIFA Coins fire, made mess of island. Bags of smoke, dust and flame.’Hell of a lot of flak.
Titch worked like hell on guns.’Glad to see West Raynham (RAF base in Norfolk) and land. Drunk that night – thank God!’ His logbooks documenting sorties between 1941 and 1945, during which he completed over 1,500 hours of flying, have emerged for sale are set to go under the hammer alongside his bravery medals for £9,000 Wolstenholme is presented with the John Logie Baird Medal at the Baird Festival of Television for Outstanding Contribution on April 16, 1964 by Margaret Albu, the wife of Mr Logie.
Baird An entry in his RAF logbook reveals his Blenheim bomber was badly damaged by flak in the raid and his air observer Sergeant John Wilson, who was nicknamed Polly, was killed After the war he became a freelance journalist, working for BBC Radio before moving to television in 1948Later in the war Wolstenholme served as a flight lieutenant in the Pathfinder Force, guiding British bombers to their targets under constant threat of enemy fire.
His last recorded flight to newly-liberated Norway was on May 11, 1945, three days after Germany unconditionally surrendered. ‘THEY THINK IT’S ALL OVER…IT IS NOW!’: THE LIFE OF THE LEGENDARY KENNETH WOLSTENHOLME Wolstenholme went on to work for BBC television and commentated on the World Cup final in 1966. Wolstenholme was born in Worsley, Lancashire, in 1920 and started his career as a journalist with the Manchester City News.