​​A Pilot's Story

A Chesterfield Hero

​​​​​​Flight Engineer - Sergeant Leonard 'Doc' Stokes

Leonard Arthur 'Doc' Stokes is a bit of a mystery man. Being the only other Englishman on the crew, his details are harder to find as the Auzzie's service records are mostly available on line and ours are not. He was born in 1921 and at the time he sent the letter to Roy below, he was living in Norwood, London. The letter was salvaged from a leaky garage were some of Roy's papers were stored, it is very damaged but still mostly legible. We know he attended a 227 squadron reunion in 1950 as he appears in the photos below. Lastly we know he died in 2003 on the Isle of Wight. I'm still hopeful I can contact a descendant of his for some more info so watch this space.