1939-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, 1939-45 War Medal, in addressed card box of issue, Sergeant G.D. Savage, 150 Squadron RAFVR, Killed in Action on a mission 11th February 1942 to attack Brest.
Medals unmounted in wax packets of issue, in box addressed to his father: “G.A.G. Savage Esq, 165 Portland Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham 16.”
With an original photograph in uniform, his Observer wing badge, Named Condolence Slip, medal issue entitlement slip with ticked off medals.
George Douglas Savage was born on 6th July 1919, he first enlisted with the Royal Air Force on 8th April 1940 at 2 Recruits Centre on 8th April 1940.
His service up to his death:
Station DREM 31st July 1940
1 Recruits Wing 20th September 1940
4 Initial Training Wing 6th October 1940
45 Air School, South Africa 10th February 1941
Port Elizabeth 2nd May 1941
United Kingdom 15th July 1941
3 Personnel Reception Centre 19th August 1941
11 Operational Training Unit 16th September 1941
150 Squadron 29th December 1941.
Shortly before joining an operational Squadron he married Miss Peggy Evelyn Jones on 8th November 1941 at St Augustines Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
On the day of his death, 11th February 1942, he was flying in a crew of 6, as Observer, with 4 other sergeants and Pilot Officer T McE. Dando in Wellington Bomber Z1076 of 150 Squadron RAF.
They took off from RAF Snaith at 1736 hours detailed to carry out an attack on Brest.
The attack was known as Operation Fuller, aiming to damage the German Warships, Scharnhorst, Gneisnau and Prinz Eugen which had been hiding out at Brest.
Their aircraft was one of 11 in formation for the mission. Weather conditions were fairly good although a smoke screen was set up about the target. However the searchlights were reported to be particularly active and the anti-aircraft fire was heavy.
Following the mission, their plane never returned home, and was never seen again, with nothing being heard of about the crew of the plane, they were missing and presumed killed in action, being likely shot down over the sea.