T9044 Wing Commander Derek Martin OBE
Among the pilots who flew Sunderland T9044 is Wing Commander Derek Martin OBE, who is Patron of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust. .
In September 1940 Wing Commander Martin, then just 20-years-old, piloted T9044 on its delivery flight from Pembroke Dock to Oban, on Scotland’s west coast.
He was involved with Sunderland’s for much of World War II, returning to Pembroke Dock to command a ferry training unit which flew dozens of aircraft to squadrons based in many war theatres.