RAF 166 Squadron



Individuals - 166 Squadron Photographs


Sgt. Ronald Frank Arnold ★ Plt. Off. Anthony Peter Pappajohn
R F Arnold

Sgt. Ronald Frank Arnold

1890774

Rear Gunner
A P Pappajohn

Plt. Off. Anthony Peter Pappajohn

RCAF  J/87800

Air Bomber

photograph courtesy Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Lost: 4 May 1944

Tasking: Mailly-le-Camp, France

Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. William Mornington Edmund Myers  RAF  172358 - Pilot

Sgt. Robert Alfred Green  RAF  1587182 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. Stanley Wilson  RAF  1480809 - Navigator

Sgt. William Thomas Jones  RAF  1317736 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Joseph Patrick Kenny  RAF  651216 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Oscar Patrick McFadden ★ Flt. Sgt. Gerald Joseph Overend
O P McFadden

Sgt. Oscar Patrick McFadden

RAAF  424303

Rear Gunner


photograph courtesy of Australian War Memorial
G J Overend

Flt. Sgt. Gerald Joseph Overend

RCAF  R/165026

Air Bomber


photograph courtesy of Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Lancaster Mk I  LL916  AS-X

Lost: 28 May 1944

Tasking: Aachen, Germany
Other Crew Members


Flt. Sgt. Frederick Arthur Mander  RAF  1385495 - Pilot

Sgt. Hurburt John Evans  RAF  1274257 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. Victor Louis John Newell  RAF  1377357 - Navigator

Flg. Off. Bernard Arthur White  RAF  155945 - Mid Upper Gunner

W/O. Harold Shaw  RAF  1071593 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   Posted in 29 March 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
9 Apr 1944 LM388  AS-W Villeneuve   30 Apr 1944 LM388  AS-W Mainenon  
11 Apr 1944 " Aachen   9 May 1944 " Mardyck  
18 Apr 1944 DV367  AS-T Rouen   11 May 1944 " Hasselt  
20 Apr 1944 ME746  AS-R2 Cologne   19 May 1944 ME720  AS-X Orleans  
22 Apr 1944 ME720  AS-X Düsseldorf   21 May 1944 LL916  AS-N Duisburg  
24 Apr 1944 " Karlsruhe   22 May 1944 " Dortmund  
26 Apr 1944 LM388  AS-W Essen   24 May 1944 " Aachen  
27 Apr 1944 " Friedrichshafen   27 May 1944 " Aachen Missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Flt. Lt. John Barritt  DFC & Flt. Sgt. Charles Edward Miller
RAF  130337
RAF  1397989
J Barritt


Flt. Lt. John Barritt

Squadron Gunnery Leader

Mid Upper Gunner
C E Miller


Flt. Sgt. Charles Edward Miller

Navigator
Lancaster Mk I  PA179  AS-A

Lost: 21 February 1945

Tasking: DORTMUND, Germany
Other Crew Members


Sqn. Ldr. Kenneth Lloyd Collinson  RAF  87454 - Pilot  DFC

Plt. Off. Alexander James Adams  RAF  189035 - Flight Engineer  DFC

Flg. Off. John Mackie Sinclair  RAF  168775 - Air Bomber  DFC

Flt. Sgt. Alfred Cecil Harrison  RAF  1585791 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. G. W. Appleton  RAF  1385346 - Mid Upper Gunner - regular crew member

Sgt. Clifford Ronald Anderson  RAF  1897548 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   Posted in 31 August 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
10 Sep 1944 ND635  AS-M Le Havre Sgt. G. W. Appleton - MUG 2 Nov 1944 ME296  AS-V Düsseldorf Sgt. G. W. Appleton - MUG
20 Sep 1944 " Sangatte " 18 Nov 1944 PA179  AS-A Wanne-Eickel Sgt. G. W. Appleton - MUG
Flt Lt J Barritt - R/G
23 Sep 1944 " Neuss " 21 Nov 1944 LM176  AS-X Minelaying - Oslo Fiord Sgt. G. W. Appleton - MUG
25 Sep 1944 " Calais " 27 Nov 1944 PA179  AS-A Frieburg "
26 Sep 1944 " Calais " 4 Dec 1944 " Karlsruhe Flt Lt J Barritt - MUG
27 Sep 1944 " Calais " 6 Dec 1944 NN763  AS-F Merseburg Leuna Sgt. G. W. Appleton - MUG
3 Oct 1944 " Westkapelle " 24 Dec 1944 NG183  AS-D Cologne Flt Lt J Barritt - MUG
5 Oct 1944 " Saarbrücken " 26 Dec 1944 PA179 AS-A St Vith Sgt. G. W. Appleton - MUG
7 Oct 1944 " Emmerich " 27 Dec 1944 " Rheydt "
12 Oct 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Fort Frederik Hendrix " 5 Jan 1945 NG255  AS-I Hannover Flt Lt J Barritt - MUG
14 Oct 1944 ND635  AS-M Duisburg Up 06:30  Down 11:20 14 Jan 1945 NG183  AS-D Merseburg Leuna "
14 Oct 1944 " Duisburg Up 22:10  Down 03:55 16 Jan 1945 PA179  AS-A Zeitz (Troglitz) "
19 Oct 1944 LM289  AS-Y Stuttgart Sgt. G. W. Appleton - MUG 22 Jan 1945 " Duisburg (Hamborn) "
25 Oct 1944 ND707  AS-E Essen " 7 Feb 1945 " Kleve "
28 Oct 1944 ME296  AS-V Cologne " 8 Feb 1945 " Politz Sgt. G. W. Appleton - MUG
30 Oct 1944 " Cologne " 20 Feb 1945 " Dortmund Flt Lt J Barritt - MUG
              missing nothing heard after take-off
               


W/O. William Valentine Butler ★ Flt. Sgt. Ronald Soo ★ Sgt. James Michael Preston
W V Butler

W/O. William Valentine Butler

RAF  1318348

Pilot
R Soo

Flt. Sgt. Ronald Soo

RAF  1052600

Mid Upper Gunner
J M Preston

Sgt. James Michael Preston

RCAF  R/187614

Rear Gunner
Lancaster Mk III  AS-C2  EE137

14 January 1944

Tasking - BRUNSWICK, Germany
Other Crew Members


Sgt. Raymond Edward William Cheeseman  RAF  1804108 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. J. Holden  RAF  1337090 - Air Bomber - survived became POW

Sgt. J. W. Thomas  RAF  1321056 - Navigator - survived became POW

Sgt. Frederick Charles Collins  RAF  1389556 - Wireless Operator

Butler Crew


L to R Front Row - Cheeseman, Preston, Butler, Collins & Soo


Plt. Off. Bernard Norman Touzel ★ Plt. Off. Robert Eldryn Currie
B N Touzel


Plt. Off. Bernard Norman Touzel

RAF  146093

Air Bomber
R E Currie


Plt. Off. Robert Eldryn Currie

RCAF  J/17355

Pilot


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Wellington Mk X  HF594  AS-Q

25 June 1943

Tasking - WUPPERTAL, Germany
Other Crew Members


Sgt. Norman Algar Musgrove Cawthra  RAF  1096561 - Navigator

Sgt. George Henry Williams  RAF  1379610 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Frederick Needham  RAF  1580879 - Rear Gunner

Plt. Off. Henry Wilson Heron ★ Sgt. Leslie James Wakerell
RAF  158583
RAF  1319771
H W Heron


Plt. Off. H. W. Heron

Pilot
L J Wakerell


Sgt. L. J. Wakerell

Rear Gunner
Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. P. E. Musto  RAF  142328 - Navigator

Sgt. James Smith  RAF  1096128 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Thomas Ivan Betts  RAF  1231205 - Wireless Operator
Wellington Mk X HE988  AS-U


30 August 1943

Tasking - Mönchen-Gladbach, Germany
       
Sorties »   Posted in July 1943 Notes:
       
18 Jul 1943 HF483  AS-S Minelaying  
24 Jul 1943 HE464  AS-W Hamburg  
25 Jul 1943 HE925  AS-T Essen  
27 Jul 1943 HF593  AS-N Hamburg  
22 Apr 1943 ME720  AS-X Düsseldorf  
29 Jul 1943 HE988  AS-U Hamburg  
2 Aug 1943 HE988  AS-U Hamburg  
12 Aug 1943 LN397  AS-P Minelaying  
24 Aug 1943 HE988  AS-U Minelaying  
30 Aug 1943 HE988  AS-U Mönchen-Gladbach Missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Flt. Sgt. John Granville King
RAAF  410000
J G King
Navigator


Lancaster Mk III  AS-F  ND705
Lost: 19 March 1944

Tasking: FRANKFURT, Germany
Other Crew Members


Sqn. Ldr. Donald Alec Sewell  RAF  47397 - Pilot

Flt. Off. Rex Arthur Glasson  RAAF  417300 - 2nd Pilot

Sgt. Cyril William Lloyd  RAF  1603206 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Lewis. Sylvester Preator  RAF  1319896 - Air Bomber

Sgt. William John Proffitt  RAF  1029514 - Wireless Operator

Flg. Off. Donald William Carlyon Hawken  RAF  156366 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Ronald Emson  RAF  1500221 - Rear Gunner
       
Sorties »   Posted in Jan 29 1944 Notes:
       
15 Feb 1944 ND579  AS-H Berlin  
20 Feb 1944 ND579  AS-H Stuttgart  
1 Mar 1944 ND620  AS-I Stuttgart  
15 Mar 1944 ND623  AS-F Stuttgart  
19 Mar 1944 ND705  AS-F Frankfurt Flt. Sgt. R A Glasson 2nd Pilot
      Missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Flt. Lt. Fredrick James Dee ★ Flt. Sgt. John Fitzgerald ★ Flt. Sgt. Jacob Schaffer



Flg. Off. George William Palmer ★ Flg. Off. James Balour Russell ★ Sgt. Jack White
J Fitzgerald


Flt. Sgt. John Fitzgerald

RCAF R215210

Rear Gunner
F J Dee


Flt. Lt. Frederick James Dee

RAF 48419

Pilot
J Schaffer


Flt. Sgt. Jacob Schaffer

RCAF 221219

Mid Upper Gunner
G W Palmer


Flg. Off. George William Palmer

RAF 153386

Air Bomber
J B Russell


Flg. Off. James Balour Russell

RCAF 29521

Navigator
J White


Sgt. Jack White

RAF 55958

Flight Engineer
Other Crew Member


Sgt. W. A. Holt  RAF  1590007 - Wireless Operator
Lancaster Mk III  AS-M2  LM694

27 August 1944

Gardening - DANZIG BAY, Poland
               
Sorties »   Posted in 13 June 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
28 Jun 1944 ME839  AS-N Chateau Bernapre Sgt. A R Tyrell - W/Op 27 Jul 1944 ND626  AS-O Minelaying - Heligoland Sgt A R Tyrell - W/Op
29 Jun 1944 " Domleger " 28 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart "
30 Jun 1944 " Oisemont " 31 Jul 1944 ND635  AS-M Le Havre Plt. Off. J H F White 2nd Pilot
Sgt A R Tyrell - W/Op
2 Jul 1944 ME839  AS-N Domleger " Aug 1944 ND626  AS-O Le Belle Croix les Bruyeres Sgt A R Tyrell - W/Op
4 Jul 1944 " Orleans " 2 Aug 1944 " Le Havre "
6 Jul 1944 ND621  AS-U Forêt-du-Croc " 4 Aug 1944 " Pauillac "
7 Jul 1944 ND628  AS-Y Caen " 5 Aug 1944 " Pauillac "
12 Jul 1944 ND626  AS-O Revigny Sur Ornain " 16 Aug 1944 PB153  AS-O Minelaying - Stettin Bay "
18 Jul 1944 " Sannerville " 18 Aug 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Reime "
23 Jul 1944 " Kiel " 25 Aug 1944 " Rüsselsheim "
25 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart " 26/27 Aug 1944 LM694  AS-M2 Minelaying - Danzig Bay Sgt W A Holt - W/Op
              missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Plt. Off. Douglas Milton Bridges ★ Sgt. John Fenwick Weatherell ★ Sgt. John Alfred Hargreaves
D M Bridges


Plt. Off. Douglas Milton Bridges

Pilot

survived

J F Weatherell


Sgt. J. F. Weatherell

Mid Upper Gunner
J A Hargreaves


Sgt. J. A. Hargreaves

Flight Engineer
RAF  172067
RAF  605522
RAF  575689
Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. D. G. Wood  RCAF  J23989 - Air Bomber

Plt. Off. James Lever Atherton  RAF  162805 - Navigator

Sgt. J. A. Buncher  RAF  1610917 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. John James Opie  RAF  1312291 - Rear Gunner
Lancaster Mk I AS-B LL903

Lost: 28 April 1944

Tasking - FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany


photographs courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
       
Sorties »   Posted in Jan 8 1944 Notes:
       
15 Feb 1944 W4376  AS-S2 Berlin Sgt G R Lewis - F/E  Flt Sgt F R Jones  RCAF - Nav
19 Feb 1944 ME643  AS-E Leipzig Sgt G R Lewis - F/E  Flt Sgt F R Jones  RCAF - Nav
Sgt L A Irvive - R/G
18/19 Mar 1944 ND621  AS-U Frankfurt Sgt A C Trotter - W/Op
24 Mar 1944 " Berlin Sgt J A Buncher - W/Op
26 Mar 1944 " Essen "
30 Mar 1944 ME627  AS-Z Nuremburg Sgt S I Lipman - F/E  Sgt J A Buncher - W/Op
18 Apr 1944 LL903  AS-B Rouen Sgt J A Buncher - W/Op
20 Apr 1944 " Cologne "
22 Apr 1944 " Düsseldorf "
24 Apr 1944 " Karlsruhe "
26 Apr 1944 " Essen "
27 Apr 1944 " Friedrichshafen Missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Flg. Off. Royden Garfield Bradley ★ Flt. Sgt. Richard Nathaniel Smith ★ Flg. Off. Frank Kenneth Morley ★ Flg. Off. Gustaf Flagel
R G Bradley


Flg. Off. Royden Garfield Bradley

RCAF  J/28537

Pilot
R N Smith


Flt. Sgt. Richard Nathaniel Smith

RCAF  R/168261

Air Bomber
F K Morley


Flg. Off. Frank Kenneth Morley

RCAF  J/38276

Rear Gunner
G Flagel


Flg. Off. Gustaf Flagel

RCAF  J/38270

Mid Upper Gunner
Lancaster Mk III  LM652   AS-R

Lost: 27 August 1944

Gardening - DANZIG BAY, Poland


photographs courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Other Crew Members


Sgt. Walter France  RAF  1591940 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. E. V. Hammond  RAF  1622724 - Navigator

Flg. Off. Albert Scott  RAF  157536 - Wireless Operator

               
Sorties »   Posted in July 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
18 Jul 1944 JB297  AS-B2 Scholven Flg Off G Flegel - MUG 4 Aug 1944 LM652  AS-R Pauillac Flg Off G Flegel - MUG
20 Jul 1944 ND728  AS-? Wizernes " 7 Aug 1944 " Fortenay Le Marmion "
23 Jul 1944 JB297  AS-B2 Kiel " 11 Aug 1944 ME748  AS-Q Duval "
24 Jul 1944 ED716  AS-? Stuttgart " 12 Aug 1944 LM652  AS-R Brunswick "
28 Jul 1944 JB297  AS-B2 Stuttgart " 14 Aug 1944 " Minelaying - Bordeaux area Flt Sgt J Gilbert - MUG
30 Jul 1944 LM652  AS-R Cahagnes " 16 Aug 1944 " Minelaying - Stettin Bay "
31 Jul 1944 " Le Havre " 18 Aug 1944 " Reime Flt Lt J Barritt - MUG
1 Aug 1944 " Le Belle Croix les Bruyere " 25 Aug 1944 " Rüsselsheim Flt Sgt J Gilbert - MUG
2 Aug 1944 " Le Havre " 26 Aug 1944 " Minelaying - Danzig Bay Flg Off G Flegel - MUG
3 Aug 1944 " Trossy St Maximin "       Missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Sgt. Charles George Thompson ★ Plt. Off. Arthur Edward Brown
RAF  1637596
RAF  170737
C G Thompson


Sgt. Charles George Thompson

Flight Engineer



photograph used with permission Aircrew Remembered
A E Brown


Plt. Off. Arthur Edward Brown

Pilot



photograph courtesy Bernard Brown
used with permission
Aircrew Remembered
Lancaster Mk III JB639 AS-S


Lost: 17 December 1943

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members


Sgt. Henry Albert Williams  RAF  1801135 - Navigator

Sgt. Norman Nowell Griffin  RAF  1396113 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Leslie Dennis Perry  RAF  1324106 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Edward Victor Smith  RAF  1811495 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. David Wilson Inglis  RAF  1569642 - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. Robert Bruce Melville
RCAF  J/18235
R B Melville


Flg. Off. Robert Bruce Melville

Wireless Operator
Lancaster Mk III  NE170  AS-I

Lost: 31 August 1944

Tasking - AGENVILLE, France
Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. Frank Edward Elliott  RCAF  J/86622 - Pilot - evaded capture

Sgt. J. H. Comley  RAF  2206002 - Flight Engineer - evaded capture

Flt. Sgt. Murray Lloyd Oliphant  RCAF  R/182121 - Air Bomber - evaded capture

Sgt. N. W. L. Linton  RAF  1586045 - Navigator - evaded capture

Flt. Sgt. Geoffrey Maurice Canning  RAF  1819894 - Mid Upper Gunner

Flt. Sgt. Kevin George Rhodes  RAF  1522850 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   Posted in 1 July 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
7 Jul 1944     Plt Off Elliot flew 2nd Pilot with Plt Off S G Coole & crew        
12 Jul 1944 ND857  AS-G Revigny Sur Ornain   10 Aug 1944 NE170  AS-I Dugny  
25 Jul 1944 ME812  AS-F Stuttgart   11 Aug 1944 " Duval  
28 Jul 1944 ND707  AS-E Stuttgart   14 Aug 1944 " Fontaime Le Pin  
30 Jul 1944 LM550  AS-B Cahagnes   15 Aug 1944 " Leculot  
31 Jul 1944 " Le Havre   18 Aug 1944 " Reime  
1 Aug 1944 ME746  AS-R2 Le Belle Croix les Bruyere   25 Aug 1944 PB242  AS-E Rüsselsheim  
2 Aug 1944 LM550  AS-B Le Havre   18 Aug 1944 " Reime  
5 Aug 1944 NE170  AS-I Pauillac   25 Aug 1944 " Rüsselsheim  
7 Aug 1944 " Fontenay Le Marmion   26 Aug 1944 NE170  AS-I Kiel  
        31 Aug 1944 " Agenville  
               


Flg. Off. Allen James Reid ★ Plt. Off. George Christopher Clewley ★ Flt. Sgt. Robert James Barr ★ Flt. Sgt. Harry Ray Thyret
A J Reid


Flg. Off. Allen James Reid

RCAF  J/36936

Navigator
G C Clewley


Plt. Off. George Christopher Clewley

RCAF  J/87390

Pilot


survived


photographs courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
R J Barr


Flt. Sgt. Robert James Barr

RCAF  R/251406

Rear Gunner
H R Thyret


Flt. Sgt. Harry Ray Thyret

RCAF  R/224882

Mid Upper Gunner
Lancaster Mk III  ME318  AS-E

Lost: 4 December 1944

Tasking - KARLERUHE, Germany
Other Crew Members


Sgt. Alexander John Taylor  RAF  1366936 - Flight Engineer

W/O. II Elmer Fasken Williams  RCAF  R/160076 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. Jack Anthony Joyce  RAAF  424536 - Wireless Operator


Sgt. A. C. Smith - survived became POW
RAF  1459147

Sgt. A. C. Smith

Navigator



A C Smith
Lancaster Mk III  JA865  AS-A

Lost: 24 November 1944

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany

Other Crew Members

W/O. E. F. Grove  RAF  1253038 - Pilot - survived became POW

Sgt. A. Rossi  RAF  1676863 - Flight Engineer - survived became POW

Flt. Sgt. E. W. D. B. Hunt RNZAF  421057 - Air Bomber - survived became POW

Sgt. S. G. Paterson  RAF  1349656 - Wireless Operator - survived became POW

Sgt. John Francis Mathew Davies  RAF  1862448 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. James Edward William Iverson  RAF  1876512 - Rear Gunner

Flt. Sgt. Henry Gregg ★ Sgt. Francis Gilbert Brooks
RAF  1436515
RAF *Rhodesian  777769

Sgt. Francis Gilbert Brooks

Flight Engineer



F G Brooks

Flt. Sgt. Henry Gregg

Air Bomber



H Gregg
Lancaster Mk I  AS-F  ME637

Lost: 20 February 1944


Tasking - LEIPZIG, Germany



* only crews 2nd sorie *
Other Crew Members


Sqn. Ldr. Ronald Bows  RAF  40363 - Pilot

Flg. Off. Wyvern Frederick Hughes  RAAF 422403 - Navigator

Sgt. Albert Kenneth Barlow  RAF  1579353 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Ernest Leonard Morton  RAF  1337604 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. David Beaumont Asquith  RAF  1143274 - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. Lawrence Maurice Clark ★ Flt. Sgt. Hugh Archibald MacEachen ★ Sgt. David Edward Giles
L M Clark

Flg. Off. Lawrence Maurice Clark 

RCAF J/20082

Pilot
H A MacEachern

Flt. Sgt. Hugh Archibald MacEachen 

RCAF R/105348

Wireless Operator
D E Giles

Sgt. David Edward Giles 

RCAF R/123266

Navigator


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Wellington Mk X  HZ278  AS-M

Lost: 29 April 1943

Minelaying mouth of Elbe River

* this was their 1st sortie *
Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. John Anthony Dalton  RCAF  J/20887 - Air Bomber

Sgt. H. R. Fisher  RCAF  R/95749 - Rear Gunner - survived became POW


Plt. Off. Colin Gregory Phelps ★ Sgt. Roland Winder
C Phelps


Plt. Off. Colin Gregory Phelps

RAAF  416889

Pilot


survived became POW

photograph courtesy  National Archives of Australia
R Winder


Sgt. Roland Winder

RAF  1081479

Wireless Operator


photograph courtesy  Chris Tillett
Lost: 29 January 1944


Lancaster Mk III  DV180  AS-W

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members


Sgt. Edward Peter Hillyard  RAF  1803216 - Flight Engineer

Master Sgt. William W. Mitchell  USAAF  10601618 - Air Bomber

Plt. Off. E. D. Nesbitt  RCAF  J/19481 - Navigator - survived became POW

Sgt. William Harold Clarke  RAF  1685389 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Homfray Reece Gibbon  RAF  1817726 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   1st sortie 23rd September 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
23 Sep 1943 ED905  AS-X Mannheim   26 Nov 1943 JB142  AS-P2 Berlin  
27 Sep 1943 JB142  AS-P2 Hannover   16 Dec 1943 DV404  AS-Z Mainenon  
29 Sep 1943 " Bochum   20 Dec 1943 LL743  AS-U Frankfurt  
1 Oct 1943 " Hagen   23 Dec 1943 " Berlin  
2 Oct 1943 " Munich   5 Jan 1944 " Stettin  
4 Oct 1943 " Lugwigshaven   20 Jan 1944 ND366  AS-? Berlin  
18 Oct 1943 " Hannover   21 Jan 1944 JB142  AS-P2 Berlin  
20 Oct 1943 " Leipzig   27 Jan 1944 " Berlin  
3 Nov 1943 JB142  AS-P2 Düsseldorf   28 Jan 1944 DV180  AS-W Berlin  
23 Nov 1943 " Berlin         missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Flg. Off. Jack Lesney Lochhead ★ Sgt. James Patrick Coogan
RNZAF  417215
RAF  1044705
J L Lochhead


Flg. Off. Jack Lesney Lochhead

Navigator
J P Coogan


Sgt. James Patrick Coogan

Flight Engineer

photograph courtesy David Coogan
Lancaster Mk III  ND399  AS-R

Lost: 13 June 1944

Tasking - GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany

Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. John Stanley Kirton  RAF  174112 - Pilot

Flg. Off. Peter Lancelot Andrews  RAF  148330 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Alfred John Brazier  RAF  1234370 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Fredrick Ivan Spencer  RAF  1593463 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Cecil McLean  RAF  133390 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   posted in 21st February 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
18/19 Mar 1944 ND399  AS-R Frankfurt   27 Apr 1944 ND399  AS-R Friedrichshafen  
23 Mar 1944 " Frankfurt   30 Apr 1944 " Mainenon  
24 Mar 1944 " Berlin mission abandoned A.S.I. u/s 1 May 1944 " Lyons (Berliet Factory)  
26 Mar 1944 " Essen   3 May 1944 " Mailly  
30 Mar 1944 " Nuremburg   9 May 1944 ME647  AS-J Mardyck  
11 Apr 1944 " Aachen Sgt E A Cryer - F/E 11 May 1944 ND399  AS-R Hasselt  
18 Apr 1944 " Rouen   27 May 1944 " Aachen  
20 Apr 1944 " Cologne   3 Jun 1944 " Boulogne  
22 Apr 1944 " Düsseldorf   5 Jun 1944 " Cherbourg  
24 Apr 1944 " Karlsruhe   6 Jun 1944 " Achères Plt Off Lewis - 2nd Pilot
26 Apr 1944 " Essen   12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Flg. Off. Peter William Byers ★ Flg. Off. James Roberts Burton ★ Flg. Off. Donald Edward Walker ★ Flg. Off. James Burleigh Hill
P W Byers


Flg. Off. Peter William Byers

RAAF  4211158

Wireless Operator


photograph courtesy  National Archives of Australia
J R Burton


Flg. Off. James Roberts Burton

RCAF  J/25377

Pilot


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
D E Walker


Flg. Off. Donald Edward Walker

RCAF  J/36320

Navigator


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
J B Hill


Flg. Off. James Burleigh Hill

RCAF  J/35779

Air Bomber


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Lancaster Mk III  ND626 AS-O

Lost: 26 October 1944

Gardening - Frisian Islands

Other Crew Members


Sgt. Aubrey Edward Eades  RAF  1605781 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. Victor Turbard  RAF  92895 - Mid Upper Gunner

Flt. Sgt. George Stanley Elders  RAF  748485 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   posted in 6 Aug 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
12 Aug 1944 NE112  AS-M Bordeaux   16 Sep 1944 ND626  AS-O Steenwijk-Havetle  
14 Aug 1944 ME748  AS-Q Fontaine Le Pin   17 Sep 1944 " Biggererke (Gun Site)  
15 Aug 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Leculot   20 Sep 1944 " Sangatte  
16 Aug 1944 " Stettin   25 Sep 1944 " Calais mission abandoned over target
3 Sep 1944 ND626  AS-O Gilze Rijen   26 Sep 1944 " Calais  
5 Sep 1944 PB153  AS-J2 Le Havre   28 Sep 1944 " Calais mission abandoned over target
6 Sep 1944 ND626  AS-O Le Havre   3 Oct 1944 " Westkapelle  
8 Sep 1944 " Le Havre   5 Oct 1944 " Saarbrücken  
10 Sep 1944 " Le Havre   19 Oct 1944 " Stuttgart  
12 Sep 1944 " Frankfurt   26 Oct 1944 " Minelaying - Frisian Islands missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Flt. Sgt. Eric Alexander Roy
RNZAF  4213333
E A Roy


Flt. Sgt. Eric Alexander Roy

Air Bomber
Lancaster Mk III  PB153  AS-J2

Lost: 17 March 1945

Tasking - NUREMBURG, Germany
Other Crew Members


Sgt. William Leslie Hilder  RAF  1684920 - Pilot

Sgt. Ronald Thomas Claud Guscott  RAF  1587777 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Jack William Richards  RAF  1603064 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. Mervyn Desmond Sylvester Davis  RNZAF  574056 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Eric Charles Wilkie  RAF  1899093 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. L. Titmus  RAF  303125 - Rear Gunner  - survived became POW
       
Sorties »   Posted in 7 Feb 1945 Notes:
       
14 Feb 1945     Sgt Hilder flew 2nd Pilot with F/Lt C. Thompson & crew
2 Mar 1945 ME297  AS-Q Cologne  
5 Mar 1945 PB153  AS-J2 Chemitz  
7 Mar 1945 " Dessau  
8 Mar 1945 NG304  AS-T Kassel  
17 Mar 1944 PB153  AS-J2 Nuremburg missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt. Cyril Edward Mayne & Flg. Off. Robert Duncan Crone
RAF  1601056
RCAF  J/23474
R D Crone


Flg. Off. R. D. Crone

Navigator
C E Mayne


Sgt. C. E. Mayne

Rear Gunner


photograph courtesy  Richard Jones
Lancaster Mk III  AS-G  ND651

Lost: 3 June 1944

Tasking - CALAIS, France

Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. Geoffrey David Jones  RAF  54294 - Pilot

Sgt. Henry Thopmas Gregory  RAF  1055035 - Flight Engineer

Flg. Off. Clifford Gerald Neville  RCAF J/26305 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Joseph Maquire  RAF  1538238 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Bertram Trevor Williams  RAF  1708161 - Mid Upper Gunner
               
Sorties »   Posted in 1 Feb 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
15 Feb 1944 LM335  AS-O Berlin   22 Apr 1944 ND651  AS-G Düsseldorf  
20/21 Feb 1944 LM388  AS-W Stuttgart   23 Apr 1944 " Minelaying - Stettin Bay  
24 Feb 1944 LM335  AS-O Schweinfurt crashed on takeoff - crew all OK 6 May 1944 " Aubigne Plt Off L T Williams - 2nd Pilot
25 Feb 1944 W4376  AS-S2 Augsburg   9 May 1944 " Mardyck  
15/16 Mar 1944 ND651  AS-G Stuttgart   11 May 1944 " Hasselt  
18/19 Mar 1944 " Frankfurt   12 May 1944 " Minelaying - Heligoland  
22 Mar 1944 " Frankfurt   15 May 1944 " Minelaying - Kiel  
24 Mar 1944 " Berlin   19 May 1944 " Orleans Flg Off R B Shepherd - 2nd Pilot
26 Mar 1944 " Essen   21 May 1944 ND628  AS-Y Duisburg  
30 Mar 1944 " Nuremburg   22 May 1944 ND651  AS-G Dortmund  
9 Apr 1944 " Minelaying - Danzig Bay   25 May 1944 " Aachen Flg Off R L Graham - 2nd Pilot
20 Apr 1944 " Cologne   3 Jun 1944 " Calais Missing nothing heard after takeoff
               


Flt. Sgt. William Murphy
RAAF  419669
W Murphy


Flt. Sgt. W. Murphy

Wireless Operator


photograph courtesy  Colin Gerrard
Lancaster Mk III AS-Y  ND628

Lost: 25 July 1944

Tasking - STUTTGART, Germany


* this was only their 3rd sortie *
Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. Gordon Leonard Heath  RAAF  423114 - Pilot

Sgt. Leonard Alfred Newell  RAF  1237683 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Donald Eric Simmons  RAF  1395857 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Roland Williams  RAF  859670 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Norman Desmond Staff  RAF  1592107 - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Alfred William Gowland
RAF  1818907
A W Gowland


Sgt. A. W. Gowland

Mid Upper Gunner
Lancaster Mk I  LL749  AS-J2 


Lost: 27 March 1944

Tasking - ESSEN, Germany


* this was only their 3rd sortie*
Other Crew Members


Flt. Sgt. Victor Leonard Perry  RAF  1392734 - Pilot

Sgt. John Joseph McInroy  RAF  1820970 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. A. G. Coney  RAF  1530452 - Air Bomber - survived became POW

Flt. Sgt. Lionel Valentine Woodfield  RAF  963539 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. Maldwyn David Howell Williams  RAAF  410761 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Warrington Harris  RAF  1397160 - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Thomas Ball
RAF  1620011
T Ball



Rear Gunner
Wellington Mk X  HE346  AS-M 


Lost: 26 June 1943

Tasking - GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany


The remains of the aircraft were formally identified in the 1990's
Other Crew Members


W/O. Charles Alfred Mattress  RAAF  402531 - Pilot

Sgt. John Peter Priestley  RAF  1517817 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Alfred Mortimer  RAF  1499905 - Navigator

Sgt. Norman Ronald Parry  RAF  1383146 - Wireless Operator

Flt. Sgt. Lloyd Archibald Ferguson
RCAF  R/153401
L A Ferguson



Air Bomber
Lancaster Mk I  ME686  AS-V

Lost: 31 March 1944

Tasking - NUREMBERG, Germany

this was only their 2nd mission
Other Crew Members


Flt. Lt. Gordon Arbuthnot Proctor  RAF  114400 - Pilot

Flg. Off. Peter Eric Legard  RAF  150349 - 2nd Pilot

Sgt. Henry Longton  RAF  997223 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. Geoffrey Wilfred Trodd  RAF  1414525 - Navigator

Plt. Off. Douglas Berry McIntosh  RAF  147774 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Peter Frank Walker  RAF  1603383 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Gerald Thomas Wilfred Reynolds  RAF  1853432 - Rear Gunner

Flt. Sgt. William Russell Darling ★ Sgt. Cecil Allen Fowler ★ Flg. Off. Charles Wilbert Macklaier



Flg. Off. Douglas Studholme Howard ★ Flg. Off. Roy Stanley Hanna
W R Darling

Flt. Sgt. William Russell Darling

RCAF  R/261453

Mid Upper Gunner
C A Fowler

Sgt. Cecil Allen Fowler

RCAF  R/264939

Rear Gunner


C W Macklaier

Flg. Off. Charles Wilbert Macklaier

RCAF  J/38418

Air Bomber


R S Hanna

Flg. Off. Roy Stanley Hanna

RCAF  J/36482

Pilot


D S Howard

Flg. Off. Douglas Studholme Howard

RCAF  J/39324

Navigator


Lancaster Mk I  LM176  AS-X

Lost: 4 December 1944

Tasking - KARLSRUHE, Germany

photographs courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Other Crew Members


Sgt. Peter Morris  RAF  1867900 - Flight Engineer

W/O. II  William Peter Wynnyk  RCAF  R/187127 - Wireless Operator

       
Sorties »   posted in 21 Oct 1944 Notes:
       
2 Nov 1944 LM289  AS-Y Düsseldorf  
4 Nov 1944 NG136  AS-Z Bochum  
6 Nov 1944 LM289  AS-Y Gelsenkirchen  
9 Nov 1944 ND405  AS-C Wanne-Eickel  
11 Nov 1944 NG136  AS-Z Dortmund  
21 Nov 1944 LM289  AS-Y Aschaffenburg  
27 Nov 1944 PD397  AS-V Freiburg  
29 Nov 1944 NG200  AS-V Dortmund  
4 Dec 1944 LM176  AS-X Karlsruhe missing nothing heard after takeoff
       


Plt. Off. Trevor Wilmont Boyce ★ Flg. Off. Andrew Burgess Leonard ★ Flg. Off Maurice Arnold Monks
T W Boyce


Plt. Off. Trevor Wilmont Boyce

RNZAF  422047

Pilot
A B Leonard


Flg.. Off. Andrew Burgess Leonard

RAF  152791

Navigator
M A Monks


Flg.. Off. Maurice Arnold Monks

RAF  152996

Air Bomber
Lancaster Mk III  LM581  AS-X 

Lost:  13 June 1944

Tasking - GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sgt. Joseph Burnett Carter  RAF  1819883 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Stanley Aldis  RAF  1132284 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Harold Rothwell  RAF  2206323 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Ian Murray Ross  RAF  1273637 - Rear Gunner
photographs courtesy PATS
       
Sorties »   posted in 12th May 1944 Notes:
       
21 May 1944 ED905  AS-X Duisburg  
22 May 1944 ND678  AS-Q Bochum  
2 Jun 1944 LM581  AS-X Calais  
5 Jun 1944 " Cherbourg  
6 Jun 1944 " Acheres  
7 Jun 1944 " Versailles  
12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Flt. Sgt. Ronald James McClean Bell
RNZAF  4215788
R J M Bell



Air Bomber
Lancaster Mk I  LM289  AS-Y

Lost: 5 April 1945

Tasking - LUTZKENDORF, Germany


* this was only their 1st sortie

crashed on approach returning to base *
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. R. A. Ayton  RNZAF  4211714 - Pilot - survived

Sgt. Kenneth Hardy Butcher  RAF  1605645 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Adrian Gordon Stewart Laidlaw  RAF  1588408 - Navigator

Sgt. Alwyn Nicholson  RAF  1990583 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Dennis John Blackie Barlow  RAF  1193636 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. J. Benson  RAF  2228305 - Rear Gunner - survived

Flg. Off. Michael Bernyk ★ Flt. Sgt. John Cletus Daze
M Bernyk

Flg. Off. Michael Bernyk

RCAF  J/38740

Navigator

picture courtesy Canadian Virtual War Memorial
J C Daze

Flt. Sgt. John Cletus Daze

RCAF  R/82170

Rear Gunner

picture courtesy Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Lancaster Mk I  ME647   AS-J

Lost:  31 December 1944

Tasking - OSTERFELD, Germany
Other Crew Members


Flt. Lt. James Anthony Sherry  RCAF  J/37006 - Pilot

Plt. Off. Alexander Martin  RAF  185419 - Flight Engineer

Flg. Off. Donald Howard Bennett  RCAF  J/37881 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. Kenneth Surman  RAF  1606202 - Wireless Operator

Flt. Sgt. Clarence Young  RCAF  R/204280 - Mid Upper Gunner
               
Sorties »   posted in 29th September 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
7 Oct 1944 PB632  AS-L Emmrich   16 Nov 1944 PB632  AS-L Düren  
11 Oct 1944 ME647  AS-J Fort Frederick Hendrix mission abandoned in target area 18 Nov 1944 ME647  AS-J Wanne-Eickel  
14 Oct 1944 ND626  AS-O Duisburg   21 Nov 1944 " Aschaffenburg  
15 Oct 1944 ME647  AS-J Wilhelmshaven   27 Nov 1944 " Freiburg Plt Off J F Moore - 2nd Pilot
25 Oct 1944 W4994  AS-Z Essen   29 Nov 1944 " Dortmund  
28 Oct 1944 PD335  AS-K Cologne   3 Dec 1944 " Urft Dam mission abandoned in target area
30 Oct 1944 ME647  AS-J Cologne   12 Dec 1944 " Essen  
31 Oct 1944 " Cologne   15 Dec 1944 " Ludwigshafen Flt Lt E A Pollock - 2nd Pilot
2 Nov 1944 " Düsseldorf   17 Dec 1944 " Ulm  
4 Nov 1944 " Bochum   24 Dec 1944 PB632  AS-L Cologne  
9 Nov 1944 " Wanne-Eickel   28 Dec 1944 ME647  AS-J Mönchan-Gladbach  
11 Nov 1944 " Dortmund   31 Dec 1944 " Osterfield Missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Flt. Sgt. Simon Stanley Solomons
RAAF  432281
S S Solomons



Navigator

National Archives of Australia

Image # A9301 432281
Lancaster Mk I  PD226   AS-U

Lost:  30 August 1944

Tasking - Stettin Bay, Germany/Poland
Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. Laurence David Heath  RAAF  423305 - Pilot

Sgt. Leslie George Lewis  RAF  1850225 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Thomas Rhys Llewellyn Griffiths  RAF  1339216 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. William Warren Hiscock  RAAF  418275 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. George Albert Vaughan  RAF  1352859 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. William Fred Noble  RAF  747740 - Rear Gunner
       
Sorties »   posted in 28th July 1944 Notes:
       
1 Aug 1944 PD226  AS-U La Belle Croix Les Bruyere  
2 Aug 1944 " Le Havre  
3 Aug 1944 " Trossy St Maximin  
4 Aug 1944 " Paullac  
7 Aug 1944 " Fontenay Le Marmion  
10 Aug 1944 " Dugny  
11 Aug 1944 " Duval  
12 Aug 1944 " Brunswick  
14 Aug 1944 " Minelaying  
16 Aug 1944 " Minelaying - Stettin Bay  
25 Aug 1944 " Rüsselsheim  
26 Aug 1944 " Kiel  
30 Aug 1944 " Minelaying - Stettin Bay missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Flg. Off. John Henry Stopp, Sgt. Joseph Eric Bawtree & Flg. Off. Keith James Moses
RAAF  419738
RAF  1893164
RAAF  432231
J H Stopp


Flt. Sgt. John Henry Stopp

Navigator

National Archives of Australia

Image # A9301 419738
J E Bawtree


Sgt. Joseph Eric Bawtree

Flight Engineer
K J Moses


Flg. Off. Keith James Moses

Rear Gunner
Lancaster Mk I  ME777  AS-K2

Lost:  13 June 1944

Tasking - GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany

Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. William George Grant  BEM RAF  152306 - Pilot

Flg. Off. Herbert William Davies  RAAF  422143 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. Leslie Thomas Hunt  RAAF  423242 - Wireless Operator

Plt. Off. Harry Arthur Bulgar Brown  RAAF  434525 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. James Karl Stanley Somers
RAAF  411398
J K S Somers



Wireless Operator
Wellington Mk X  HE924  AS-C

Lost:  22 June 1943

Tasking - KREFELD, Germany

shot down by

Hptm. Siegfried Wadam, II./NJG 1
Other Crew Members


Flt. Sgt. Arthur Burgess  RAF  1382416 - Pilot

Plt. Off. George Roland Wright  RAF  148758 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. William Francis Payne  RAF  1150780 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Eric Jeffs  RAF  1303397 - Rear Gunner

Plt. Off. Owen Eastwood Collins ★ Flt. Sgt. Stanley Noel Curtiss
RNZAF  414961
RAAF  401744
O E Collins


Plt. Off. Owen Eastwood Collins

Pilot
S N Curtiss


Flt. Sgt. Stanley Noel Curtiss

Rear Gunner
Wellington Mk III  X3965  AS-L

Lost:  30 March 1943

Tasking - BOCHUM, Germany
Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. Leslie Young  RAF  125603 - Navigator

Sgt. John Gordon Hubbard  RAF  1377312 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Jack Bernard Bayliss  RAAF  412098 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. George Fredrick Clark
RAF  1335626
G F Clark



Navigator

photograph courtesy  Patricia Firman, John Barker and relatives of Sgt. G. Clark

with permission Aircrew Remembered
Lancaster Mk III  ED841   AS-L

Lost:  15 February 1944

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany

* this was only their 4th sortie *
Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. Raymond John Robinson  RAF  135130 - Pilot

Sgt. H. K. Harrison  RAF  955861 - Flight Engineer- survived became POW

Flt. Sgt. Raymond Algernon Reeves Smith  RAF  1335530 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. Donald Joseph Stokes  RAF  1284065 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Norman Owen Jones  RAF  1605143 - Mid Upper Gunner

Flg. Off. Basil Owen Wright  RAF  51875 - Rear Gunner

Flt. Sgt. Alexander Bernard Sheddan ★ Flt. Sgt. John Francis Moore
RNZAF  416210
RAAF  410689
A B Sheddan


Flt. Sgt. Alexander Bernard Sheddan

Air Bomber

photograph courtesy - Kees Stoutjesdijk

with permission Aircrew Remembrered
J F Moore


Flt. Sgt. John Francis Moore

Wireless Op.

photograph courtesy - Kate Roper

with permission Aircrew Remembrered
Lost:  20 December 1943

Lancaster Mk I  R5552 AS-P2

Tasking - FRANKFURT, Germany
Other Crew Members


Flt. Sgt. Kenneth Bert Renelt  RAF  1387475 - Pilot

Sgt. Ernest Charles Toms  RAF  1396656 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. James William Thompson  RAF  1365303 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. Donald Joseph Stokes  RAF  1284065 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Leslie Allan Henson  RAF  1563332 - Mid Upper Gunner

Flt. Sgt. David Bernard  RCAF  R/151425 - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Alexander George Wells ★ Flt. Sgt. Albert Edgar Jeffery ★ Sgt. Cyril Arthur Land
A G Wells


Sgt. Alexander George Wells

RAF  1286485

Wireless Operator

photograph courtesy - Richard Williams

with permission Aircrew Remembrered
A E Jeffery


Flt. Sgt. Albert Edgar Jeffery

RAF  1319892

Rear Gunner
C A Land


Sgt. Cyril Arthur Land

RAF  1392263

Air Bomber

with permission Aircrew Remembrered
Lost:  25 July 1943

Wellington Mk X  HZ314  AS-P 

Tasking - HAMBURG, Germany
Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. George Ashplant  RAF  148442 - Pilot - CGM

Flt. Sgt. Henry James Arthur Reid  RAF  149302 - Navigator

Sgt. Alwyn Nicholson
RAF  1990583
A Nicholson grave marker



original grave marker

photographs courtesy  Pam Mlodawski
A Nicholson



Wireless Operator

photographs courtesy  Pam Mlodawski
Lancaster Mk I  LM289  AS-Y

Lost:  5 April 1945

Tasking - LUTZKENDORF, Germany

Crashed on approach to Kirmington

* this was their 1st sortie *
Other Crew Members


Flg. Off R. A. Ayton,  RNZAF  4211714 - Pilot - survived

Sgt. Kenneth Hardy Butcher,  RAF  1605645 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. Ronald J McClean Bell,  RNZAF  4215788 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Adrian Gordon Stewart Laidlaw,  RAF  1588408 - Navigator

Sgt. Dennis John Barlow,  RAF  1193636 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. J Benson,  RAF  2228305 - Rear Gunner - survived

Flt. Sgt. Patrick Douglas McClemont
RAF  1584122
M.O.D. Letter



Ministry of Defence letter

photographs courtesy  Matthew McClemont
P D McClemont



Air Bomber

photographs courtesy  Matthew McClemont
Lancaster Mk I  NG304  AS-A

Lost:  5th October 1945

Training Exercise

Crashed on approach to Kirmington
Other Crew Members


Flt. Sgt. Herbert John Lintott,  RAF  1444528 - Pilot

Flt. Sgt. Peter William Youngman,  RAF  1615004 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. Royden Charles Maiden,  RAF 2209740 - Bombaimer

Flt. Sgt. Edouard Zadoc Shligmann,  RAF  1685867 - Wireless Op.

Sgt. Alfred Francis Betts,  RAF  1868236 - Air Gunner

Sgt. J. C. H. Breakwell,  RAF  1868233 - Air Gunner- survived

Sgt. Fredrick John Ricketts
RAF  1602110
F J Ricketts

Sgt. Fredrick John Ricketts

Navigator

survived became POW

photograph courtesy  Andrew Ricketts
Lancaster Mk I  JB151  AS-O

Lost:  22/23 March 1944

Tasking - FRANKFURT, Germany
Other Crew Members


Flt. Lt. Wilfred Jack Stammers  RAF  135725 - Pilot

Sgt. W. E. Esley  RAF  1800518 - Flight Engineer  - survived became POW

Flt. Sgt. Thomas Tomley Evans  RAF  573381 - Air Bomber

Sgt. L. Parker  RAF  1039027 - Wireless Operator  - survived became POW

Sgt. Ronald Arthur Leighton Saunders  RAF  902995 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Benjamin George Harper  RAF  1874594 - Rear Gunner

Flt. Sgt. Arthur James Henderson
A J Henderson

Flt. Sgt. Arthur James Henderson

RAF  R/2191136

Mid Upper Gunner

photograph courtesy  David Henderson
Lancaster Mk III  ND634  AS-U

Lost:  25 July 1944

Tasking - STUTTGART, Germany
Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. William G. Shearer  USAAF  T223129 - Pilot

Sgt. Bernard Stanley Winskill Elliot,  RAF  1594207 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Jack Morris Moore,  RAF  1615731 - Wireless Operator

Flt. Sgt. Edward Maines Bryant,  RCAF  R/183553 - Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. George Arthur Hodgkins,  RCAF  R/134936 - Navigator

Flt. Sgt. George Henry Sims, DFM  RAF  1810802 - Rear Gunner
       
Sorties »   posted in 15th June 1944 Notes:
       
5 Jul 1944 ND628  AS-Y Dijon  
6 Jul 1944 LL896  AS-R Forêt-du-Croc  
12 Jul 1944 ME748  AS-Q Revigny Sur Ornain  
18 Jul 1944 ME835  AS-T Scholven  
23 Jul 1944 ND634  AS-U Kiel  
25 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Plt. Off. Arthur Denis Johnson
A D Johnson

Plt. Off. Arthur Denis Johnson

RAF  1388812

Wireless Operator

photograph courtesy  Trevor Johnson
Wellington Mk X  HE752  AS-W

Lost:  27th May 1943

Tasking - ESSEN, Germany

Shot down by Oblt Hans-Heinz Augenstein

III/NJG1
Other Crew Members


Flt. Lt. Donald Thomas Tonkinson  RAF  51064 - Pilot

Sgt. Percy. Guest  RAF  1167534 - Navigator

Flg. Off. Thomas David Brown  RAF  124924 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Norman Percival Rayner  RAF  1385954 - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Victor Jones ★ Sgt. Kevin Patrick Muncer ★ Flt. Sgt. William Cyril Jeffrey Reynolds
V Jones


Sgt. Victor Jones

RAF  1045917

Flight Engineer

photograph courtesy - Heather Manning

W C J Reynolds


Flt. Sgt. William Cyril Jeffery Reynolds

RCAF  R/274514

Rear Gunner.

photograph courtesy - Heather Manning

K P Muncer


Sgt. Kevin Patrick Muncer DFC

RAF  184031

Pilot

- survived POW (hospital)

photograph courtesy - Aircrew Remembered

Lost:  16/17th March 1945

Lancaster Mk I  PA234  AS-M

tasking - NUREMBURG, Germany
Other Crew Members


Flt. Sgt. James Patterson,  RAF  1682300 - Air Bomber

Flg Off. W. N. Gerrard,  RAF  162112 - Navigator - - survived POW (hospital)

Flg. Off. Ronald George Buckland,  RAF  171366 - Wireless Operator

Flg. Off. John Vincent Gardner  RAF  172025 - Mid Upper Gunner

Flg. Off. Leonard Roche
RAF  165624
L Roche

Flg. Off. Leonard Roche

Air Bomber

photograph courtesy  Annette Roche
L Roche letter of loss

Letter of loss to Mrs. Roche his wife

photograph courtesy  Annette Roche
Lancaster Mk I  PA236  AS-B2

Lost:  30th July 1945


Aircraft crashed on approach to Kirmington at 15:37

returning from Stradishall (after dropping another crew off)

after a flight time of 37 minutes
Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. Geoffrey Lionel Willis  RAF  171572- Pilot

Sgt. John Jackson Pattison,  RAF  1571657 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. John Alban Allen,  RAF  1588012 - Navigator

Sgt. Clervauz Francis Morley Saunders,  RAF  2205043 - Air Gunner

Sgt. Harry Gilbert Russell,  RAF  3040015 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Jeffery Thomas Ernest Chalk
J T Chalk

Sgt. Jeffrey Thomas Ernest Chalk

RCAF  R/209550

Mid Upper Gunner

photograph courtesy  the Chalk family
Lancaster Mk III  JB644  AS-A2

Lost:  12/13th July 1944

Tasking - REVIGNY, France
Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. John McLaren  RAF  171644 - Pilot

Sgt. D. R. Summer  RAF  1862059 - Flight Engineer - evaded capture

Flg. Off. J. P. Broad  RAF  152211 - Air Bomber - evaded capture

Sgt. David Ferguson Paton  RAF  1566514 - Wireless Operator

Flg Off. Lancelot Herbert Ellerker  RAF  152950 - Navigator

Sgt. Frederick James Collins  RAF  1896249 - Mid Upper Gunner
               
Sorties »   posted in 3rd May 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
24 May 1944 DV367  AS-T Aachen   16 Jun 1944 ND614  AS-A Sterkrade/Holten  
2 Jun 1944 ND399  AS-P Calais   17 Jun 1944 ME812  AS-F Aulnoye (railway bridge)  
3 Jun 1944 ND678  AS-Q Boulogne   23 Jun 1944 JB644  AS-A2 Saintes  
5 Jun 1944 ND626  AS-O Cherbourg   28 Jun 1944 LM386  AS-V Chateau Bernapre  
6 Jun 1944 " Achères mission abandoned in target area 29 Jun 1944 JB644  AS-A2 Domleger  
7 Jun 1944 " Versailles   2 Jul 1944 " Domleger  
10 Jun 1944 LM550  AS-B Achères   4 Jul 1944 " Orleans  
12 Jun 1944 ME812  AS-F Gelsenkirchen   6 Jul 1944   Forêt-du-Croc  
        12/13 Jul 1944 " Revigny Missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Flg. Off. Herbert Sydney William Blaber
H S W Blaber

Flg. Off. Herbert Sydney William Blaber

RAF  152948

Navigator
Lancaster Mk III  LM386  AS-V

Lost:  24/25th July 1944

Tasking - STUTTGART, Germany
Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. Bernard Townsend Singleton  RAF  171643 - Pilot

Sgt. Kenneth Ernest Welch  RAF  1810864 - Flight Engineer

Flg. Off. Stanley Kenneth Shrives  RAF  147118 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Victor John Badger  RAF  1581501 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. James Fitzpatrick  RAF  1671698 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Frederick William Fisher  RAF  1896156 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   posted in 29th April 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
7 May 1944 ME720  AS-X Rennes St. Jacques   16 Jun 1944 LM386  AS-V Sterkrade/Holten Flg Off B T Shearer - 2nd Pilot
21 May 1944 LM386  AS-V Duisburg   22 Jun 1944 " Mimoyecques  
22 May 1944 " Dortmund   23 Jun 1944 " Saintes  
24 May 1944 " Aachen   5 Jul 1944 ME746  AS-R2 Dijon  
27 May 1944 " Aachen   6 Jul 1944 LM176  AS-X Forêt-du-Croc  
2 Jun 1944 " Calais (coastal defences)   7 Jul 1944 LL896  AS-R Caen  
3 Jun 1944 " Boulogne (Wilmeraux gun)   12 Jul 1944 ME835  AS-T Revigny Sur Ornain  
5 Jun 1944 " Cherbourg   18 Jul 1944 LM386  AS-V Sannerville  
10 Jun 1944 " Achères   20 Jul 1944 " Wizernes  
12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen   23 Jul 1944 " Kiel  
14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre   25 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Sgt. Harold Edward Williams ★ Flt. Sgt. Michael Ralph Dixon
H E Williams

Sgt. Harold Edward Williams

RAF  1237135

Air Bomber
M R Dixon

Flt. Sgt. Michael Ralph Dixon

RCAF  R/99543

Rear Gunner


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Wellington Mk III  X3334  AS-W

Lost:  10/11th April 1943

FRANKFURT, Germany

claimed by Staffelkapitän Gerhard Friedrich

10./NJG 4
Other Crew Members


Flt. Sgt. Alexander Urquhart  RAF  142864 - Pilot

Sgt. William Kinniburgh  RAF  656290 - Navigator

Sgt. Reginald George Edwards  RAF  1379731 - Wireless Operator


Sgt. James Alfred Cunningham ★ Sgt. Kenneth Rookby Ward ★ Sgt. William Ralph Meddick ★ Sgt. Edward George Smith
J A Cunningham


Sgt. James Alfred Cunningham

RAF  1803037

Flight Engineer

K R Ward


Sgt. Kenneth Rookby Ward

RAF  1459081

Navigator
W R Meddick


Sgt. William Ralph Meddick

RCAF  R/206095

Rear Gunner


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
E G Smith


Sgt. Edward George Smith

RAF  1600337

Wireless Op.
Lost:  10/11th June 1944

Lancaster Mk I  LM135  AS-N

Tasking - ACHÈRES, France

* this was only their 4th sortie *
Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. Peter Shaw  RAF  173547 - Pilot

Flt. Sgt. Augustus Ronald Moller  RAAF  426369 - Air Bomber

Sgt. Geoffrey Hodder-Williams  RAF  1628242 - Mid Upper Gunner


Flg. Off. James O'Driscoll ★ Sgt. David William Roderick Thomas
J O'Driscoll


Flg. Off. James O'Driscoll - DFC

RCAF  R/35128

Air Bomber
D W R Thomas


Sgt. David William Roderick Thomas

RAF  1836874

Rear Gunner
The crew were posted to 166 Squadron on 16 July 1944.

They completed a full Tour of Operations.

31 Sorties(148 Hours)

1st op Kiel 23.7.44 and last Essen 25.10.44
Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. Bill Brennan  DFC,  RCAF  J29236 - Pilot

Sgt. L. Sims  RAF  907157 - Flight Engineer

Flg. Off. W. C. Matten  RCAF  J35928 - Navigator

Flt.Sgt. R. D. Neil  RCAF  R146069 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. E. Simpson  RAF  1836815 - Mid Upper Gunner

Flg. Off. John Ross Stoneman ★ Sgt. Gordon Russell McWhirter ★ Sgt. John Derbyshire


Flt. Sgt. Donald James Rodgers ★ Plt. Off. Lyle William McChesnie
J R Stoneman


Flg. Off. John Ross Stoneman

RCAF  J/36925

Navigator

G R McWhirter


Sgt. Gordon Russell McWhirter

RCAF  R/262057

Mid Upper Gunner
J Derbyshire


Sgt. John Derbyshire

RCAF  R/264171

Rear Gunner
D J Rodgers


Flt. Sgt. Donald James Rodgers

RCAF  R/186316

Air Bomber


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
L W McChesnie


Plt. Off. Lyle William McChesnie

RCAF  J/881668

Pilot
Lost:  10/11th June 1944

Lancaster Mk I  PD227  AS-V

Training Excersise



On October 12, 1944, P/O McChesnie was piloting Lancaster PD227  AS-V, engaged in Fighter Affiliation air firing detail.

W/O Norman Pretlove was piloting Hurricane LF390 with 1687 Bomber Defence Training Flight.

The aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision. An accident investigation officer stated: "I agree that the primary cause of the

accident was that the Lancaster PD 227 of 166 Squadron was over Hemswell at 800-1000 feet instead of over Ingham at 300 feet.

And that, insofar, the pilot of the Lancaster is primarily to blame.

At the same time it was the duty of the Hurricane pilot to keep a good lookout, especially on a aerodrome circuit.

No doubt he couldn’t see the Lancaster just before impact but a good look round before he went into his left hand turn would have

saved the situation. It ‘takes two to make a collision’ especially in conditions of good visibility, when visual control is operative."

Other Crew Members


Sgt. George William Cundick  RAF  1812153 - Flight Engineer

Sgt. Harry Lewis  RAF  2213864 - Wireless Operator

Flt. Sgt. Alexander Ritchie Williamson  RAF  1374587 - Extra Air Gunner

Sgt. Charles Stanley Offord  RAF  1877334 - Extra Air Gunner

Sgt. John Fletcher  RAF 159316 - Extra Air Gunner

Sgt. Roland Dent ★ Flg. Off. Harry James Miller
R Dent

Sgt. Roland Dent 

RAF  1575680

Rear Gunner
H J Miller

Flg. Off. Harry James Miller 

RCAF  J/27127

Air Bomber


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Lancaster Mk I  ME636  AS-E

Missing:  15th February 1944

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. George Arthur Woodcock-Stevens  RAF  171650 - Pilot

Sgt. Cecil Glenn  RAF  1821597 - Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. Leslie John Donaldson  RAF  972603 - Navigator

Sgt. Ronald George Potter  RAF  1392545 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Harry Daggett,  RAF  1750491 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Arthur Henry Radbourne & Sgt. Thomas Henry Luscombe
A H Radbourne


Sgt. Arthur Henry Radbourne

RAF  1385949

Pilot
T H Luscombe


Sgt. Thomas Henry Luscombe

RAF  1170005

Rear Gunner
Wellington Mk X  HE631  AS-V

Lost: Apr. 3/4 1943

Minelaying - French Costal Waters

Flg. Off. Walter Young James Soper ★ Flg. Off. John Kenneth McLean ★ Flg. Off. George Arthur Humberstone



Flt. Sgt. Vern Douglas Elliott ★ Sgt. John Garwood MacKay ★ Sgt. Albert Eldon Wells
W Y J Soper

Flg. Off. Walter Young James Soper

RCAF  J/35275

Pilot
J K McLean

Flg. Off. John Kenneth McLean

RCAF  J/26306

Air Bomber
G A Humberstone

Flg. Off. George Arthur Humberstone

RCAF  J/39279

Navigator
V D Elliott

Flt. Sgt. Vern Douglas Elliott

RCAF  R/201090

Wireless Operator
J G MacKay

Sgt. John Garwood MacKay

RCAF  R/217048

Mid Upper Gunner
A E Wells

Sgt. Albert Eldon Wells

RCAF  R/217048

Rear Gunner
posted in 16th October 1944

photographs courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
               
Sorties »   posted in 16th October 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
31 Oct 1944 PD365  AS-G Cologne   6 Dec 1944 PA179  AS-A Merseburg Leuna  
2 Nov 1944 PB153  AS-O Düsseldorf   12 Dec 1944 PD384  AS-H Essen  
4 Nov 1944 PB632  AS-N Bochum   15 Dec 1944 PD397 AS-V Ludwigshafen  
6 Nov 1944 NG183  AS-D Gelsenkirchen   17 Dec 1944 PD384  AS-H Ulm  
16 Nov 1944 PB635  AS-G Düren   22 Dec 1944 ND405  AS-C Coblenz  
18 Nov 1944 NG254  AS-A2 Wanne-Eickel   26 Dec 1944 ME297  AS-Q St. Vith  
21 Nov 1944 PD394  AS-P" Aschaffenburg   5 Jan 1945 PD384  AS-H Hannover  
3 Dec 1944 ND857  AS-F Urft Dam   7 Jan 1945 NG290  AS-B Munich  
4 Dec 1944 " Karlsruhe         missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Plt. Off. William Wahl
RCAF  J/20354
W Wahl


Plt. Off. William Wahl

Pilot
Wellington Mk X  HZ2809  AS-Q 


Lost: 5th May 1943

Tasking - BOCHUM, Germany


* this was only their 2nd sortie *
Other Crew Members


Sgt. S. A. H. Davies  RCAF  R/135103 - Navigator  - survived became POW

Plt. Off. H. W. Newby  RCAF  J/20835 - Air Bomber  - survived became POW

Sgt. William Norman Partridge  RCAF  R/114771 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. J. A. Wright  RCAF  R/87125 - Rear Gunner  - survived became POW


Flg. Off. Dennis Stuart Kemp
RCAF  J/42491
D S Kemp


Flg. Off. Dennis Stuart Kemp

Pilot
Lancaster Mk I  PD394  AS-P 


Lost: 14/15th February 1945

Tasking - CHEMNITZ, Germany


* this was only their 3rd sortie *

claimed by Obit Engelbert Heiner of Stab.IV./NJG 6
Other Crew Members


Flt. Sgt. John McCreadie  RAF  636686 - Flight Engineer

Flg. Off. Michael Arthur O'Callaghan  RAF  164488 - Air Bomber

Flg. Off. Edgar Charles Hill  RAF  160743 - Navigator

W/O. Arthur George Flack  RAF  1304368 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. Neville Walker Oates  RAF  1868430 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Frederick William Wakefield  RAF  1854724 - Rear Gunner


Plt. Off. John Edward Hardy
RCAF  J/22551
J E Hardy


Plt. Off. John Edward Hardy

Navigator
Wellington Mk X  HE658  AS-S 


Lost: 9th April 1943

Tasking - Duisburg, Germany
Other Crew Members


Plt. Off. Douglas Henry Wain Morgan  RAF  124467 - Pilot

Sgt. William Myercough  RAF  1148269 - Air Bomber

Plt. Off. P. P. Stevens  RAF  130155 - Wireless Operator  - survived became POW

Plt. Off. Charles Colin Lee  RAF  129041 - Rear Gunner  - survived became POW

       
Sorties »   1st sortie 2.3.1943 Notes:
       
2 Mar 1943 Z1726  AS-A minelaying  
4 Mar 1943 " Hamburg  
12 Mar 1943 " Essen  
26 Mar 1943 " Duisburg  
29 Mar 1943 " St. Nazaire  
6 Apr 1943 HE658  AS-S minelaying  
8 Apr 1943 " Duisburg missing - nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt. Harold James Beattie ★ Flt. Sgt. Francis Edward Nowland
H J Beattie

Sgt. Harold James Beattie

RCAF  R/161665

Air Bomber
F E Nowland

Flt. Sgt. Francis Edward Nowland

RAAF  425347

Mid Upper Gunner
Lost: 26th November 1943

Tasking: Berlin, Germany

Lancaster Mk I DV387 AS-W

* this was their 1st sortie *

Other Crew Members


Flg. Off. Desmond Henry Patrick O'Brien  RAF  55024 - Pilot

Sgt. George Edward John Ballard  RAF  1697871 - Flight Engineer

Flg. Off. Jack Howe  RAF  137472 - Navigator

Sgt. Donald James Howell  RAF  1386465 - Wireless Operator

Sgt. William Arthur Green  RAF  1591531 - Rear Gunner