Julian Humphreys, who has died aged 94, took part in a bombing raid on Hitler’s Eagles nest retreat in the Alps
Julian Humphreys, known as “Humph,” flew many hazardous wartime missions in Lancaster bombers and later made the RAF his peacetime career.
His funeral at Shrewsbury crematorium was attended by an RAF contingent bearing an RAF standard.
After many years of service in the RAF, during which he took part in the Berlin airlift in 1948 and 1949, he worked for Roll-Royce in Shrewsbury
He is survived by son Graham, and daughters Sheila Fox and Susan Hassell.
Born in Southampton in 1923, Mr Humphreys served in the wartime RAF as a wireless operator. After training he joined 207 Squadron flying Lancaster bombers from RAF Spilsby in Lincolnshire.
He flew his first operational mission in October 1944, and was to fly on 27 operational missions, the end of the war meaning he finished just short of the 30 which comprised a tour of operations.
His last mission of all was a raid in April 1945 on Hitler’s “Eagles Nest” retreat in the Alps.