Travelled to Liverpool on 10/11 August 2011 and met with Eddie Scott Jones, radio operator of NA-A on its last mission on 21 April 1944. Eddie is the sole surviving crew member of JP-113 and made several poignant paintings of the kite while it was posted at Middleton-St.-George. Eddie has a sharp memory and was able to correct my caption on the noseart photo currently posted on the 6Group website:
Halifax B Mk. II Series 1a, JP-113, coded NA-A "Git Up Them Stairs"
F/O Beverley Donn “Joe” Ardis, DFC (rear gunner) ran run up to the nose for the photo, Sgt. John “Jimmy” William Carrigan, RAF (flight engineer) is looking out the side window, F/L Charles George Ford, DFC, is in the driver's seat, and F/Sgt. Edward “Eddie” Scott Jones, RAF (radio operator) is barely visible in the astrodome. Log/manifest suggests this photo taken between 17-21 April 1944.
Photo graciously supplied by Dave Ford, son of F/L C. G. Ford.
All flight crew of NA-A have been honoured at the Juno Beach Centre memorial.