Wartime hero Henry Wagner, 94, tells stories of World War Two to Wisbech Business And Professional Men’s Club members

PUBLISHED: 14:29 16 March 2018

Lancaster bomber Henry Wagner, 94, with members of the Wisbech Business And Professional Men�s Club members

Lancaster bomber Henry Wagner, 94, with members of the Wisbech Business And Professional Men�s Club members

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A 94-year-old Halifax navigator during World War Two was the guest at the March meeting of the Wisbech Business And Professional Men’s Club.

Lancaster bomber Henry Wagner, 94, was the guest at the March meeting of the Wisbech Business And Professional Men�s Club.Lancaster bomber Henry Wagner, 94, was the guest at the March meeting of the Wisbech Business And Professional Men�s Club.

Henry Wagner, who was based at Snape near Doncaster and flew several missions bombing Germany, was introduced by club chairman Tony Yates.

Henry told the club how he came down on one mission and was on the run in Germany drinking water from puddles and dykes to survive.

He flew in both Lancaster and Halifax Aircraft. He enthralled members with his stories.

The Lancaster was a British four-engine plane, a Second World War bomber with a crew of seven. The crew consisted of the pilot, navigator, bomb aimer, flight engineer, wireless operator and a mid and rear gunner.

He produced lots of photographs which were

handed to members to look at.

He spoke for over an hour and received a standing ovation at the end.

He was thanked on behalf of the club by member Mike Burns.

Forty five members and guests attended the meeting at Mendi’s Wisbech.

Club chairman Tony Yates added that only a limited number of seats are left for his Chairman At Home Function to be held at Wisbech Rugby Club on Sunday April 9.

A go-karting day is to be arranged sometime in July.

The date of the next meeting is April 11 when the guest speaker will be Jody Cundy OBE.

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