RAF 166 Squadron

Crew Photographs - Missing or Lost

Lancaster Mk I  AS-Z  ME749

Flg. Off. Garth Harrison and Crew

J Marsden
H Pickford

Sgt. Henry Pickford
Lost - 3/4 May 1944

Tasking Mailly-le-Camp, France

Circumstantial evidence suggests shot down by

German ace Hauptmann Martin Drewes
Crew Members


L to R Rear


Flg. Off. Geoffrey Vivian O'Brien  RAAF  422667 - Mid Upper Gunner  - survived became POW

Sgt. Jack Marsden  RAF  1591984 - Flight Emgineer  - evaded

Sgt. Ralph William Watson  RAAF  418600 - Navigator  - evaded

Sgt. Terry Kelly  RAAF  422667 Rear Gunner  - replaced by Sgt. Henry Pickford


L to R Front


Sgt. Eric William John Ashford  RAF  1458231 - Air Bomber  - survived became POW

Plt. Off. Garnet Thomas Harrison  RAAF  420749 - Pilot  - evaded

Sgt. Robert Henry Haynes  RAF  1321909 - Wireless Operator  - evaded

(insert)  Sgt. Henry Pickford  RAF  1321909 - Rear Gunner  - KIA
J Marsden

Sgt. Jack Marsden

Flight Engineer
E W J Ashford

Sgt. Eric William John Ashford

Air Bomber
G Harrison

Plt. Off. Garth Thomas Harrison

Pilot
G V O' Brien

Flg. Off. Geoff Vivian O' Brien

Mid Upper Gunner
R W Watson

Sgt. Ralph William Watson

Navigator
R H Haynes

Sgt. Robert Henry Haynes

Wireless Operator
               
Sorties »   Posted in 21 March 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
9 Apr 1944 W4994  AS-Z Villeneuve St. George   24 Apr 1944 LL916  AS-N Karlsruhe  
11 Apr 1944 " Aachen   26 Apr 1944 ME749  AS-Z Essen  
18 Apr 1944 " Rouen   27 Apr 1944 " Friedrichshafen  
20 Apr 1944 " Cologne sortie abandoned - R/G ill 30 Apr 1944 " Maintenon  
22 Apr 1944 " Dusseldorf   3/4 May 1944 " Mailly-le-Camp missing nothing heard after take-off