RAF 166 Squadron



Individuals - 166 Squadron Photographs


Flt. Sgt. Douglas George White
RCAF  R/53218
D G White

Rear Gunner
posted into unit 17 October 1944

died on active duty 2 November 1944
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. Warren Craydon Martin  DFC  RCAF J/26467 - Pilot

Plt. Off. Rowland Berryman Parker  RAF  183745 - Flight Engineer

Flg. Off. Gordon Francis Butterwick  RCAF  J/36276 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. W. J. Paris  RCAF  R/184198 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. Brian Aloysius Waterford  RAAF  424896 - Wireless Op.

Flt. Sgt. George White  RCAF  R/219887 - Mid Upper Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted in 17 October 1944 Notes:
       
19 Oct 1944 LM6876  AS-N Stuttgart  
23 Oct 1944 ND506  AS-F Essen  
31 Oct 1944 " Cologne  
2 Nov 1944 " Dusseldorf R/G Flt Sgt D G White fatally wounded
       


Flg. Off. Gerald William Fitzgerald
RCAF  J/14775
G W Fitzgerald

Navigator

photograph courtesy David R. Edgerton
Wellington Mk X  HE464  AS-W

Lost: 2 August 1943

Tasking - Hamburg, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sgt. Harold Nash  RAF  1319053 - Pilot

Sgt. Vincent Francis Fernando  RAF  1399826 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Ronald James Perrin  RAF  1295070 - Wireless Op.

Sgt. John Cowan  RAF  1361185 - Rear Gunner
       
Sorties »   Posted in June 1943 Notes:
       
8 Jul 1943 HF455  AS-V minelaying off Lorient  
18 Jul 1943 " minelaying off Lorient  
24 Jul 1943 HE479  AS-X Hamburg  
25 Jul 1943 " Essen  
27 Jul 1943 " Hamburg  
29 Jul 1943 HE464  AS-W Frankfurt  
2 Aug 1943 " Hamburg missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt. Joseph Walter Edgar ★ W/O. John Duncan Fiddes
RCAF  R/158375
RCAF  R/106742
J D Fiddes

Sgt. John Duncan Fiddes

Navigator

J W Edgar

Sgt. Joseph Walter Edgar

Air Bomber

Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. David Reid Tait  RAF  172306 - Pilot

Sgt. Harry Harbron  RAF  1591194 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Leonard Kirkham  RAF  1117305 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Benjamin Cohen  RAF  1523141 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. John Templeton  RAF  1822885 - Rear Gunner
       
Sorties »   Posted in March 1944 Notes:
       
18 Apr 1944 LM529  AS-I Rouen (Marshalling Yards)  
20 Apr 1944 " Cologne  
22 Apr 1944 " Dusseldorf  
24 Apr 1944 " Karlsruhe missing nothing heard after take-off
       


W/O. Frank Edmondson DFC
RAF  1029157
F Edmondson

Mid Upper Gunner

photograph courtesy  Pete Edmondson
Posted to Squadron 30th January 1944
Other Crew Members

Flt Sgt. Arthur James Owen  RAF 649951 - Pilot

Sgt. Derek Charles Hawkins  DFM  RAF  1806337 - Flight Engineer

Flg. Off. Reginald George Conrad  DFC  RCAF  J/25511 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. Charles Douglas Burrows  DFM  RCAF  R/160639 - Navigator

Sgt. Tredeihnis Edward Curran  DFM  RAF  1459131 - Wireless Op.

Sgt. Thomas Lothian Raeburn  DFM  RAF  1371310 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   Posted in 30th January 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
15 Feb 1944 ED731  AS-T Berlin Sgt. T. C. Connelly  MUG
30 Apr 1944 ND614  AS-A Maintenon  
19 Feb 1944 W4376  AS-S2 Leipzig   1 May 1944 " Lyons  
24/25 Feb 1944 ED731  AS-T Schweinfurt   9 May 1944 LL950  AS-B Mardyck  
15/16 Mar 1944 ME627  AS-Z Stuttgart   11 May 1944 ND614  AS-A Hasselt  
18 Mar 1944 " Frankfurt   12 May 1944 " minelaying - Keil  
22 Mar 1944 ND707  AS-W Frankfurt   19 May 1944 " Orleans  
24 Mar 1944 ME627  AS-Z Berlin Sgt J R Woolf - W/Op 21 May 1944 " Duisburg  
26 Mar 1944 ND707  AS-W Essen Sgt A C Trotter - W/Op 22 May 1944 " Dortmund  
11 Apr 1944 LL903  AS-V Aachen   3 Jun 1944 " Boulogne  
18 Apr 1944 ND614  AS-A Rouen   5 Jun 1944 " Cherbourg Plt Off E J Welshman - 2nd Pilot
20 Apr 1944 " Cologne   6 Jun 1944 ND621  AS-U Acheres Flg Off H S Schwass - 2nd Pilot
22 Apr 1944 " Dusseldorf   10 Jun 1944 ND 614  AS-A Acheres  
24 Apr 1944 " Karlsruhe   12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen  
26 Apr 1944 " Essen   14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre "
27 Apr 1944 " Friedrichshafen   17 Jun 1944 " Aulnoye(Railway Bridge) mission abandoned over target
               


Plt. Off. Geoffrey John Reader Clark
RAF  172551
G J R Clark

Geoffrey John Reader Clark

Pilot


photograph courtesy  Marcel van der Wielen
Other Crew Members

Sgt. Kenneth Slater  RAF  1891797 - Flight Engineer  - survived became POW

Sgt. M. B. Brackley  RAF  1603292 - Air Bomber  - survived became POW

Flt. Sgt. P. R. A. Pool  RAF  1317794 - Navigator  - survived became POW

Sgt. Raymond James Bond  RAF  1411265 - Wireless Op.

Sgt. Herbert Stanley Douglas Tullett  RAF  1711838 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Leonard George Smith  RAF  1808582 - Rear Gunner
       
Sorties »   Posted in 24th April 1944 Notes:
9 May 1944 ME748  AS-S Mardyck  
11 May 1944 ME748  AS-S Hasselt missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Flg. Off. Richard Edward George Waite ★ Sgt. H. M. Urquhart ★ Flt. Sgt. William Harold Westley ★ Sgt. John Thomas Bayliss


Sgt. Terrence Joseph Murphy ★ Sgt. Kenneth Murdo Macauley ★ Sgt. V. O. Gillingham
R E G Waite

Flg. Off. Richard Edward George Waite

Pilot

RAF  125844
H M Urquhart

Sgt. H. M. Urquhart

Wireless Operator

RAF  1344660
W H Westley

Flt. Sgt. William Harold Westley

Navigator

RAF  1323202
J T Bayliss

Sgt. John Thomas Bayliss

Mid Upper Gunner

RAF  1817277
T J Murphy

Sgt. Terrence Joseph Murphy

Flight Engineer

RAF  1622657
K M Macauley

Sgt. Kenneth Murdo Macauley

Air Bomber

RAF  1550842
V O Gillingham

Sgt. V. O. Gillingham

Rear Gunner

RAF  613434
Posted to Squadron 17th January 1944

photographs courtesy  Mark Simpson
       
Sorties »   Posted in 17 October 1944 Notes:
       
27 January 1944 W4994  AS-S Berlin  
30 January 1944 W4994  AS-S Berlin  
15 February 1944 W4994  AS-S Berlin Sgt K L Pile F/E
20/21 February 1944 ND401  AS-D Stuttgart "
24/25 February 1944 " Augsburg Sgt S L Cole F/E
11 May 1944 ME748  AS-S Hasselt missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Flt. Sgt. James Henry Catlin DFC
RAF  168836
F Edmondson

Pilot

Other Crew Members

Sgt. Barry Colin Wright  CGM  RAF  1627924 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Frederick Charles Sim  DFC  RCAF  J/19612 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Thomas Paul Hall  DFM  RAF  1226285 - Navigator

Sgt. Anthony William Pragnell  DFC  RAF  171300 - Wireless Op.

Sgt. Thomas Powers  DFM  RAF  1583375 - Rear Gunner

Sgt. William Birch  DFM  RAF  2206989 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   Posted in 21st September 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
22 Sep 1943 EE196  AS-Z Hanover Sgt. T. C. Connelly  MUG
3 Dec 1943 LM382  AS-Q Leipsig  
23 Sep 1943 " Mannheim   16 Dec 1943 " Berlin Flt. Sgt F C Sim returns to crew
27 Sep 1943 " Hanover   23 Dec 1943 " Berlin  
1 Oct 1943 W4376  AS-S2 Hagen   5 Jan 1944 " Stettin  
2 Oct 1943 DV247  AS-F Munich   15 Jan 1944 JB142  AS-P Brunswick  
4 Oct 1943 ED905  AS-X Ludwigshaven mission abandoned 20 Jan 1944 JB649  AS-O Berlin  
18 Oct 1943 EE196  AS-Z Hanover   21 Jan 1944 " Magdeburg  
22 Oct 1943 JB196  AS-P Kassel   27 Jan 1944 DV220  AS-J Berlin  
23 Nov 1943 LM382  AS-Q Berlin Sgt L C Pillinger - A/B 30 Jan 1944 ND401  AS-D Berlin  
26 Nov 1943 " Berlin Sgt Barber - A/B 15 Feb 1944 LM382  AS-Q Berlin  
2 Dec 1943 " Berlin Sgt I F Carney - A/B 19 Feb 1944 " Leipsig crashed on return at Manston - all crew injured
               


Flg. Off. William Leslie Anderson
RAF  1824276
F Edmondson

Flight Engineer

Posted to Squadron 18th May 1944
Other Crew Members

Flt. Off. Laurence Gibson Holmes  DFC  RAF  137194 - Pilot

Flg. Off. Henry Walderman Lehti  DFC  RCAF  J/23735 - Air Bomber

Flg. Off. Kenneth Laurence Fox  DFC  RAF  152941 - Navigator

Sgt. G. Roden  RAF  1563991 - Wireless Op.

Plt. Off. Joseph Ivan Pelletier  DFC  RCAF  J/36415 - Mid Upper Gunner

Flg. Off. L. J. Isaacson  RCAF  J/14555 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   Posted in 18th May 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
6 Jun 1944 LL896  AS-R Acheres bombs jettisoned
5 Jul 1944 ME835  AS-T Dijon  
7 Jun 1944 W4994  AS-S Versailles   7 Jul 1944 " Caen  
10 Jun 1944 ME835  AS-T Acheres   20 Jul 1944 " Wizrnes Flg Off A Scott - 2nd Pilot
12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen   23 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart  
14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre   25 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart  
16 Jun 1944 " Sterkrade Holten   30 Jul 1944 " Cahagnes  
22 Jun 1944 " Mimoyecques   2 Aug 1944 " Le Havre  
23 Jun 1944 " Saintes   4 Aug 1944 " Paullac  
24 Jun 1944 ND621  AS-U Flers   7 Aug 1944 " Fontenay le Marmion  
28 Jun 1944 ME835  AS-T Chateau Bernapre   11 Aug 1944 " Duval  
29 Jun 1944 " Domleger   12 Aug 1944 " Brunswick  
30 Jun 1944 " Oisemont   14 Aug 1944 LM289  AS-Y minelaying - Girande Estuary  
2 Jul 1944 " Domleger   16 Aug 1944 ME835  AS-T minelaying - Stettin Bay  
4 Jul 1944 " Orleans   25 Aug 1944 " Russelsheim  
        29 Aug 1944 " Stettin tour completed
               


Flg. Off. Mervyn David Greene
RCAF  J/37198
M D Greene

Navigator

photograph courtesy Dave Greene


Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. Robert Darroch Ritchie  RAF  56221 - Pilot

Sgt. F. O. Mulcaster  RAF  3040299 - Flight Engineer

Flg. Off. J. E. Walker  RCAF  J/38247 - Air Bomber

Sgt. S. O. Badcock  RAF  1818044 - Wireless Op.

Sgt. J. E. Anderson  RCAF  R/266386 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. L. E. Dunlop  RCAF  R/262529 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   Posted in 9th November 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
17 Dec 1944 ME746  AS-R2 Ulm   23 Feb 1945 NG115  AS-U Pforzheim  
22 Dec 1944 PD310  AS-R Coblenz   7 Mar 1945 " Dessau  
28 Dec 1944 " Munchan-Gladbach   8 Mar 1945 " Kassel  
29 Dec 1944 NG115  AS-U Scholven-Buer   11 Mar 1945 " Essen  
5 Jan 1945 " Hanover   12 Mar 1945 " Dortmund  
8 Jan 1945 NG114  AS-S Munich Flg Off E S Chambers - A/B 15 Mar 1945 " Misburg  
14 Jan 1945 NG115  AS-U Merseburg-Leuna   16 Mar 1945 " Nurnburg  
16 Jan 1945 " Zeitz/Troglitz   18 Mar 1945 " Hanau  
1 Feb 1945 " Ludwigshaven   21 Mar 1945 " Bremen Sgt D J Styles - F/E
2 Feb 1945 " Wiesbaden   22 Mar 1945 PA236  AS-W Hildesheim Flt Sgt. G G Roberts - 2nd Pilot
8 Feb 1945 " Politz   25 Mar 1945 PD335  AS-K Hanover  
13 Feb 1945 " Dresden   27 Mar 1945 NG115  AS-U Paderborne  
20 Feb 1945 " Dortmund   31 Mar 1945 " Hamburg  
21 Feb 1945 " Duisburg   14 Apr 1945 " Potsdam final sortie
               


Flt. Sgt. William Harold Pym ★ Sqdn. Ldr. Arthur Alan Cookson
RCAF  R/99568
RAF  40894
W H Pym

Flt. Sgt. William Harold Pym

Rear Gunner

A A Cookson

Sqdn. Ldr. Arthur Alan Cookson

Pilot

photograph courtesy David Cookson
Wellington Mk X  HF595  AS-Y

Lost: 2 August 1943

Tasking - Köln
Other Crew Members

Flt. Sgt. James Crichton Clark  DFM  RAF  1343392 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. William Scarlett DFM  RAF  1027850 - Air Bomber

Plt. Off. Ronald Stanley Rich  RAF  139952 - Wireless Op.

       
Sorties »   Posted in 27th January 1943 Notes:
14 Feb 1943 BK299  AS-Q Cologne  
26 Feb 1943 BK304  AS-X Cologne Plt Off D H Morgan - 2nd Pilot
26 Mar 1943 HE631  AS-V Duisburg  
29 Mar 1943 " Bochem  
4 Apr 1943 HE234  AS-X Kiel  
26 Apr 1943 HZ410  AS-V Duisburg  
28 Apr 1943 " minelaying  
4 May 1943 " Dortmund Plt Off W Wahl - 2nd Pilot
11 Jun 1943 HF595  AS-Y Hamburg  
13 Jun 1943 " minelaying - Biscay ports  
22 Jun 1943 " Krefeld  
24 Jun 1943 " Wuppertal  
28 Jun 1943 " Cologne  
2 Jul 1943 " minelaying - Lorient area Flt Sgt J C Clark - Navigator
3 Jul 1943 " Cologne Flt Sgt J C Clark - Navigator
missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Flg. Off. Glyndyr James Lawrence
RCAF  J/14351
G J Lawrence

Navigator

Wellington Mk X  HE810  AS-Y

Lost: 29 July 1943

Tasking - Hamburg
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. Eric Gordon Birkbeck  RAF  50786 - Pilot

Flt. Lt. James Robert Brind  RAF  136327 - Air Bomber

Flg. Off. Alfred Ernest Bransgrove  RAF  120951 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Harry Taylor Furniss  RAF  2206880 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   first sortie 24th July 1943 Notes:
24 Jul 1943 HE810  AS-Y Hamburg Plt Off I R Lewis A/B
25 Jul 1943 " Essen "
26 Jul 1943 HE631  AS-V Duisburg  
27 Jul 1943 " Hamburg "
29 Jul 1943 " Hamburg Flg Off G J Lawrence - Nav
missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt. Kenneth Laurence Pile DFM
RAF  183091
K L Pile

Flight Engineer

photograph courtesy Mitcham News and Mercury - 6 Oct. 1944


Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. Roy Viggo Gordon Frandsen  DFC  RAF  175793 - Pilot

Plt. Off. Robert George Leevers  DFC/Bar  RAF  174399 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. John William Latham  DFM  RAF  1473809 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. Leonard Victor Randall DFM  RAF  1313275 - Wireless Op.

Flt. Sgt. Frank Reed DFM  RAF  1583328 - Mid Upper Gunner

Flt. Sgt. William Vernon Francis DFM  RAF  1818372 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »     Notes:       Notes:
               
26 Nov 1944 W4996  AS-C2 Berlin Sgt D A Abbott - F/E 24 Apr 1944 ND635  AS-M Karsruheim  
16 Dec 1943 ED327  ASB2 Berlin sortie abandoned - engine problem
Sgt. D A Abbott - F/E
26 Apr 1944 " Essen  
20 Dec 1943 W4996  AS-C2 Frankfurt Sgt D A Abbott - F/E 27 Aprr 1944 " Friedrichshafen  
24/25 Feb 1944 ED905  AS-X Schweinfurt Sgt K L Pile - new F/E 30 Apr 1944 " Maintenon  
22 Mar 1944 ND635  AS-M Frankfurt   11 May 1944 " Hasselt bombs brought back per M/C
24 Mar 1944 " Berlin   19 May 1944 " Orleans Flg Off W C Grant - 2nd Pilot
30 Mar 1944 ME647  AS-J Nurnburg   21 May 1944 " Duisburg Sgt P B Peck - A/B
10 Apr 1944 ND635  AS-M Aulnoye   24 May 1944 " Aachen  
18 Apr 1944 " Rouen   12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen  
22 Apr 1944 " Dusseldorf   14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre  
        16 Jun 1944 " Sterkrade Holten  
               


Sgt. Leonard Earl Riggs
RCAF  R/218495
L E Riggs

Rear Gunner

photograph courtesy OperationPictureMe


Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. Henry Burgoyne  GM  RAF  145766 - Pilot

Sgt. William Edmund Lane  RAF  1819493 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Michael Leyland  RAF  1323200 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Joseph Henry Gilbert  RAF  1602863 - Navigator

W/O. Richard Verdun Weston  RCAF  R/99738 - Wireless Op.

Sgt. Thomas Fraser Stewart  RAF  1826779 - Mid Upper Gunner

               
Sorties »   Posted in October 3rd, 1944  Notes:       Notes:
             
14 Oct 1944 ED716  AS-W Duisburg   18 Nov 1944 PD635  AS-G Wanna Eichel  
15 Oct 1943 NG200  AS-V Wilhelmshaven   27 Nov 1944 " Freiburg  
19 Oct 1943 W4994  AS-R2 Stuttgart   29 Nov 1944 " Dortmund  
23 Oct 1944 ND707  AS-G Essen   3 Dec 1944 NG255  AS-I Urft Dam  
31 Oct 1944 " Cologne   12 Dec 1944 PB625  AS-G Essen  
2 Nov 1944 " Dusseldorf   15 Dec 1944 " Ludwigshaven  
4 Nov 1944 ND635  AS-M Bochum   17 Dec 1944 " Ulm  
9 Nov 1944 NG255  AS-I Wanna Eichel   22 Dec 1944 " Coblenz P/O R H Chittim - 2nd Pilot
11 Nov 1944 PD235  AS-G Dortmund   29 Dec 1944 " Scholven-Buer  
16 Nov 1944 PD394  AS-B2 Duren   2 Jan 1945 " Nurnburg missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Sgt. Wilfred Dutton
RAF  1582673
W Dutton

Flight Engineer

Other Crew Members

Plt Off. Sidney Martin  RAF 176912 - Pilot

Flg Off. Alan Oswald Rodgers  RNZAF 428770 - 2nd Pilot

Flt. Sgt. Leonard George Wood  RAF  1338672 - Air Bomber

W/O. James Edward McClure  RCAF  R/87203 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. Phillip Griffith Jones  RAF  1515485 - Wireless Op.

Flt. Sgt. Francis Melvin Omoe  RCAF  R/187451 - Mid Upper Gunner

Flg. Off. William Glynn Llewellyn  RAF  103849 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   Posted in 22nd March 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
30 Mar 1944 LM386  AS-M Nurnburg Plt Off S Martin 2nd Pilot with
Plt Off R Powdrill and Crew
2 Jun 1944 ND621  AS-U Calais  
10 Apr 1944 LM386  AS-M Villenuve St. George cancelled 5 Jun 1944 " Cherboug  
11 Apr 1944 DV367  AS-T Aachen   7 Jun 1944 " Versailles  
18 Apr 1944 LM388  AS-W Rouen (marshalling yards)   12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen  
20 Apr 1944 ND806  AS-S Cologne   14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre  
22 Apr 1944 LM386  AS-V Dusseldorf   17 Jun 1944 " Aulnoye (railway bridge)  
24 Apr 1944 LL743  AS-U Karlsruhe   28 Jun 1944 " Chateau Bernapre  
26 Apr 1944 LM386  AS-V Essen   29 Jun 1944 " Domleger  
30 Apr 1944 " Maintenon   30 Jun 1944 " Oisemont  
9 May 1944 " Mardyck   2 Jul 1944 " Domleger  
11 May 1944 " Hasselt bombs brought back per M B 4 Jul 1944 " Orleans  
19 May 1944 LL743  AS-U Orleans   5 Jul 1944 " Dijon  
21 May 1944 ND621  AS-U Duisburg Flg Off R T Banville - 2nd Pilot 7 Jul 1944 " Caen  
22 May 1944 LL896  AS-R Dortmund Plt Off J W Strath - 2nd Pilot 12 Jul 1944 " Revigny Sur Ormain mission abandoned per M. B.
24 May 1944 ND621  AS-U Aachen   14 Jul 1944 " Revigny Sur Ormain missing nothing heard after take-off
27 May 1944 " Aachen          
               


Flt. Sgt. Frederick James McCahon
RCAF  R/210088
F J McCahon

Mid Upper Gunner

- survived became POW


Other Crew Members

Plt Off. Anthony Guy Samuel Watkins  RAF 174085 - Pilot

Sgt. Isadore Maurice Morganstein  RAF 1895616 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. David Murray Barr  RAF  1522161 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Harvey George Carson  RCAF  R/164485 - Navigator

Sgt. Andrew Priest Maitland  RAF  1801805 - Wireless Op.

Sgt. Frank William Walker  RCAF  R/214688 - Rear Gunner  - survived became POW
               
Sorties »   Posted in 26th July 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
5 Aug 1944 ME746  AS-C Paullac   31 Aug 1944 NF974  AS-R St. Roiquier  
7 Aug 1944 ED716  AS-W Fontenay le Marmion   3 Sep 1944 " Gilze Rijen  
15 Aug 1944 LM652  AS-R Leculot   5 Sep 1944 " Le Havre  
18 Aug 1944 ME835  AS-T Reime   6 Sep 1944 " Le Havre  
25 Aug 1944 W4994  AS-R2 Russelsheim   8 Sep 1944 " Le Havre  
26 Aug 1944 " Kiel   10 Sep 1944 " Le Havre  
29 Aug 1944 NF974  AS-R Stettin   12 Sep 1944 " Frankfurt missing nothing heard after take-off
               


W/O. Ramsey Stanners ★ Sgt. Royce Prankett ★ Flg. Off. E. J. C. Kryskow ★ Sgt. Ernest Hopcraft
RAF  1554370
RAF  1131229
RCAF  J/22366
RAF  1577726
Sgt. Thomas James Brewer ★ Sgt. Ainsley Charles George Merces ★ Sgt. Humphrey Watkins Hughes
RCAF  R/133415
RAF  1602737
RAF  1066930
R Stanners

W/O. Ramsay Stanners

Pilot


R Prankett

Sgt. Royce Prankett

Flight Engineer


E J C Kryskow

Sgt. E. J. C. Kryskow

Air Bomber


E Hopcraft

Sgt. Ernest Hopcraft

Navigator


T J Brewer

Sgt. Thomas James Brewer

Mid Upper Gunner


A C G Merces

Sgt. Ainsley Charles George Merces

Rear Gunner


H W Hughes

Sgt. Humphrey Watkin Hughes

Wireless Operator


               
Sorties »   1st Sortie with 166 Sqdn. 18th October 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
18 Oct 1943 W4966  AS-C2 Hanover Sgt H W Hughes - W/Op
Sgt F Thrower - R/G (wounded)
29 Dec 1943 DV367  AS-K Berlin Flt Sgt C B Jeffery - W/Op
18 Nov 1943 DV220  AS-J Berlin Sgt R G Craddock - W/Op
Sgt A C G Merces - R/G
1 Jan 1944 " Berlin Sgt L Wright - W/Op
23 Nov 1943 LM386  AS-M Berlin Sgt R G Craddock - W/Op
Sgt C H Rusk - R/G
2 Jan 1944 " Berlin "
26 Nov 1943 LM388  AS-G Berlin Sgt D J Edwards - F/E 5 Jan 1944 " Stettin "
3 Dec 1943 W4994  AS-P2 Leipsig Sgt Tomlinson - F/E
Sgt J McLuskie - W/Op
Sgt A C G Morton - R/G
14 Jan 1944 " Brunswick Sgt H W Hughes - W/Op
23 Dec 1943 LM386  AS-M Berlin Sgt. J McLuskie - W/Op       posted to 156 Sqdn 19 Jan 1944
               


Plt. Off. Norman Desmond Samuel DFC
RAF  137661
N D Samuel

Navigator

Other Crew Members

Sqdn. Ldr. Reginald John Twamley DFC  RAF 29252 - Pilot

Sgt. J. Kennedy  RAF ??????? - Air Bomber

Sgt. C. L. Ray  RAF  ??????? - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Henry Frank MacNevin  RAF  159100 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   Posted in 23rd April 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
25 May 1943 HE758  AS-G Dusseldorf Plt Off R Dubois and crew 25 Jul 1943 HF570  AS-? Essen Sqdn Ldr B Pape - Pilot
2 Jun 1943 HF570  AS-? Minelaying - Biscay ports Sqdn Ldr R J Twamley - Pilot 27 Jul 1943 " Hamburg W/Cdr R J Twamley - Pilot
Sgt K Bowden - 2nd Pilot
11 Jun 1943 " Dusseldorf " 29 Jul 1943 " Hamburg Sqdn Ldr B Pape - Pilot
12 Jun 1943 " Minelaying " 2 Aug 1943 " Hamburg "
22 Jun 1943 " Krefeld " 23 Aug 1943 JA120  AS-M Minelaying - Lorient Plt Off N D Samuel with
Grp Cmdr L M E Jarman and crew
24 Jun 1943 " Wuppertal " 2 Sep 1943 HF570  AS-? Minelaying - St Nazaire Grp Cmdr L M E Jarman - Pilot
28 Jun 1943 " Cologne " 5 Sep 1943 " Minelaying - Frisian Islands Sgt J Kennedy and Plt Off N D Samuel
with Flt Lt D S Kinder and crew
13 Jul 1943 " Aachen Sqdn Ldr B Pape - Pilot 8 Sep 1943 HZ581 AS-R Minelaying - special target Le Fortel Plt Off N D Samuel
with Flt Lt L A F Wilmont and crew
24 Jul 1943 " Hamburg Plt Off J C Edwards - 2nd Pilot
Flt Lt N McGhie - W/Op
       
               


Sgt. Gordon Thomas Topham
RAF  3005086
G T Topham

Flight Engineer

Other Crew Members

Plt Off. Ian George Nicklin  DFC  RNZAF 424503 - Pilot

Sgt. A. Witts  RAF  1397913 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. Walter McEllister Leonard  RAAF  422277 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. Allan William Kellaway  RAAF  422197 - Wireless Op.

Sgt. C. V. Cosby  RAF  1291707 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Frank Thomas Webb  RAF  2220788 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   posted in 25th September 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
7 Oct 1944 PD335  AS-K Emmerich   28 Dec 1944 ND405  AS-C Munchan-Gladbach  
19 Oct 1944 ND506  AS-F Stuttgart   29 Dec 1944 NG254  AS-A2 Scholven-Buer  
25 Oct 1944 PD365  AS-E Essen   2 Jan 1945 " Nurnburg  
28 Oct 1944 LM687  AS-N Cologne   5 Jan 1945 " Hanover  
30 Oct 1944 NG255  AS-I Cologne   6 Jan 1945 " Minelaying - Baltic area  
31 Oct 1944 PD384  AS-H Cologne   21 Jan 1945 " Duisburg (Hamborn)  
2 Nov 1944 " Dusseldorf   1 Feb 1945 " Ludwigshafen  
4 Nov 1944 " Bochum   2 Feb 1945 " Wiesbaden  
6 Nov 1944 ND405  AS-C Gelsenkirchen   7 Feb 1945 " Kleve  
9 Nov 1944 ME318  AS-E Wanna Eichel   8 Feb 1945 " Politz  
11 Nov 1944 " Dortmund   13 Feb 1945 " Dresden  
16 Nov 1944 " Duren   14 Feb 1945 PA179  AS-A Chemnitz  
18 Nov 1944 " Wanna Eichel   1 Mar 1945 NG254  AS-A2 Mannheim  
27 Nov 1944 " Freiburg   5 Mar 1945 " Chemnitz  
6 Dec 1944 PB635  AS-G Merseburg Leuna   7 Mar 1945 " Dessau  
12 Dec 1944 NG255  AS-I Essen   8 Mar 1945 " Kassel  
15 Dec 1944 NN763  AS-C2 Ludwigshafen   11 Mar 1945 " Essen  
17 Dec 1944 ND707  AS-E Ulm   12 Mar 1945 " Dortmund  
21 Dec 1944 NG255  AS-I Minelaying - Stettin Bay         tour complete
               


Sgt. George Stanley Barclay
RNZAF  413369
G S Barclay

Sgt. George Stanley Barclay

Pilot

- survived became POW
Wellington Mk III  BK361  AS-F

Shot Down: 8th April 1943

Tasking - Duisburg
Other Crew Members

Sgt. Bernard Hermeneguide Marion  RCAF  J/22552 - Navigator  - evaded

(returned to UK with assistance of French Resistance - 25.5.1943)

Sgt. Robert Wesley Hart  RAF  1391223 - Air Bomber  - survived became POW

Sgt. Alexander George Wells  RAF  1286485 - Wireless Operator  KIA 25.7.1943 - different crew

Sgt. Ronald Francis Limage  RAF  1391336 - Rear Gunner  - survived became POW

       
Sorties »   posted into unit 27th January 1943 Notes:
27 Jan 1943 BK460  AS-V minelaying - Texel and Frisians  
16 Feb 1943 BK361  AS-F Lorient Sgt W F Whitfield - W/Op
26 Feb 1943 BK139  AS-G Cologne Sgt H F McNevin - W/Op
13 Mar 1943 X3965  AS-L Sea Search Sgt A G Wells - W/Op
14 Mar 1943 " minelaying - Frisians "
26 Mar 1943 HE633  AS-J Duisburg "
28 Mar 1943 " St. Nazaire "
4 Apr 1943 BJ913  AS-? Kiel Sgt A H Conrad - W/Op
Sgt E Jeffs - R/G
8 Apr 1943 BK361  AS-F Duisburg Sgt A H Conrad - W/Op
      missing nothing heard after take-off
       

Sgt. A. H. Conrad  RAF  1263438 - Wireless Operator  - survived became POW

Sgt. Ronald Francis Limage  - captured crossing Pyrénées - 31.5.1943 


Sgt. Gordon Ralph Berry
RAF  1837251
G R Berry

Sgt. Gordon Ralph Berry

Mid Upper Gunner

1837251

photograph courtesy Sue Murphy
Lancaster Mk I  PD335  AS-K
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. Frederick Edward Arscott  RNZAF  414205 - Pilot 

Flt. Sgt. F. N. Jones  RAF  1583227 - Flight Engineer 

Flt. Sgt. R. G. J. Marlow  RAF  1314469 - Air Bomber 

Sgt. James William Diggins  RAF  1625649 - Navigator 

W/O. Thomas Bruce Scott Auckram  RNZAF  425521 - Wireless Operator 

Sgt. P. H. Bell  RAF  2255408 - Rear Gunner 

       
Sorties »   posted into unit 25th March 1945 Notes:
18 Apr 1945 PD335  AS-K Heligoland  
22 Apr 1945 " Bremen  
25 Apr 1945 " Berchtesgaden  
30 Apr 1945 " Manna3B  
1 May 1945 " Manna  
2 May 1945 " Manna  
3 May 1945 " Manna "
4 May 1945 PA231  AS-O Manna  
7 May 1945 PD335  AS-K Manna  
10 May 1945 " Exodus - POW return  
11 May 1945 " Exodus - POW return  
       
       


Flt. Sgt. Harold Jackson Salisbury ★ Flt. Sgt. Theodore Lafontaine
RCAF  R/97340
RCAF  R/10542
H J Salisbury

Flt. Sgt. Harold Jackson Salisbury

Air Bomber

official RCAF photograph courtesy Peter-Willem Langebeeke
T Lafontaine

Flt. Sgt. Theodore Lafontaine

Rear Gunner

official RCAF photograph courtesy Peter-Willem Langebeeke
Wellington Mk X  HE244  AS-D

Shot down by NF Lt. H-D Frank I/NJG1

4th May 1943 tasking Dortmund

crashed Kievitswaad Werkendam

this was their second sortie
Other Crew Members

Sgt. Arthur Iving Stark  RAF  1030871 - Pilot 

Sgt. Dennis High  RAF  744714 - Navigator 

Sgt. James Arthur Beedim  RAF  1133751 - Wireless Operator