He was a radio operator and was born on 26th November 1916. Returning from a raid on Manheim, On 8th November 1941, because of strong headwinds the aircraft was out of fuel and the pilot attempted to land his plane on an airfield in Belgium. He landed at St Trond near Liege, which was a Luftwaffe fighter base. The crew all survived and were taken Prisoner of War, but not before destroying all papers that might be useful to the Germans and then setting the aircraft on fire. One of the crew (Jerzy Tomasz Mondschein) was later executed by the Gestapo in the aftermath of The Great Escape from Sagan.