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John Wooldridge (1919–1958)

The composer John Wooldridge, was a pupil of Sibelius and a contemporary and friend of William Walton. He spent the war in Bomber Command. His promising career ended in a fatal car accident at the age of 47 in 1958. He was married to the actress Margaretta Scott from 1948 and was the father of the actress Susan Wooldridge and the director Hugh ... See full bio »

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In his RAF bomber command career he was a flight commander in 105 Squadron, the first to be equipped with the de Havilland Mosquito, known as the 'Wooden Wonder'.

During his wartime service, Wooldridge reached the rank of Wing Commander and earned a Distinguished Flying Medal and a Distinguished Flying Cross along with a bar to the DFC. In 1943 he wrote "Low Attack, The Story of Two Mosquito ... See more »

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