Tom Drennan - rear gunner
Thomas Edward Drennan came from the Shandon, a district of Cork city. Shandon the northernmost point of the medieval city. A prominent feature of the area is St Anne's church which was built between 1722 and 1726 and is situated on a hill overlooking the River Lee. The church tower is a noted landmark and symbol of the city, and the church bells were popularised in a 19th century song.
Views of Cork with St Anne's church in the distance.
Tom was born on 15 April 1922, the first child of Edward and Mary who later went on to have a further thirteen children though two died as infants. Tom travelled to Belfast in September 1943 to enlist in the RAF.
Tom's childhood home.
Tom's identity card.