No. 9587. Westland Lysander Mk.II (R1999) Royal Air Force
Photographed at RAF Odiham, Hampshire, UK, 1939, via Chris Masterman

Westland Lysander Mk.II

12/31/2009. Remarks by Chris Masterman: "Pictured above is the Lysander my father, Cedric Masterman, flew in 1939 while stationed with RAF 225 Squadron at Odiham.

In 1941 he was flying a Spitfire while serving with RAF 72 Squadron at RAF Gravesend. Here on the left Cedric is seen walking away from his Supermarine 352 Spitfire Mk.VB (s/n AD183 code RN-H) on November 9, 1941 proudly discussing his accomplishment that day of downing a Focke-Wulf Fw 190.

By 1943 Cedric was posted with RAF 203 Squadron flying Wellington Mk.XIII bombers, here Cedrick is standing third from the left in front of the aircraft he commanded."

Chris has written a book about his father's flying career and later battle with Alzheimer’s disease which will be published in 2010. The title is "An Average Pilot?" Excerpts from Cedric's obituary provides additional details about his flying career.

Created December 31, 2009