RAF 166 Squadron



Individuals - 166 Squadron Photographs


Sgt Sidney I. Lipman

RAF  1803273

S I Lipman

Flight Engineer
posted to Squadron April 1944

Tour Expired August 1944
Other Crew Members

P/O Alan Worrington Gibson DFM  RNZAF 422278 - Pilot

F/Sgt Victor Vladimir Zamiatin  RAF  423975 - Air Bomber

F/O Charles Martin DFC  RAF  148743 - Navigator

Sgt R. E. T. Moisey  RAF  1181094 - Wireless Operator

Sgt P. Cameron  RAF  1866577 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Alfred Bowden DFM  RAF  1588335 - Rear Gunner



Additional Information


P/O Alan Worrington Gibson  - DFM - May 1944, became Plt. Off. 12 May 1944

F/O Charles Martin  - tour expired Aug 1944

Sgt R. E. T. Moisey  - tour expired Jul 1944

Sgt P. Cameron  - tour expired Aug 1944

Sgt Alfred Bowden - DFM - 6 May 1944

F/Sgt Victor Vladmir Zamiatin  - DOB 11 Jul 1915, Died 15 Jan 1998
               
Sorties »   posted in April 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
9 Apr 1944 ND859  AS-? Villeneuve Sgt G.F.Farmer - F/E
Sgt J. W. Edgar - A/B
27 May 1944 NE112  AS-M Aachen Sgt S. I. Lipman - F/E
F/Sgt V. V. Zamiatin - A/B
18 Apr 1944 ND825  AS-J2 Rouen Sgt S. I. Lipman - F/E
F/Sgt V. V. Zamiatin - A/B
6 Jun 1944 " Achères "
20 Apr 1944 ND857  AS-G Cologne " 7 Jun 1944 " Versailles "
22 Apr 1944 " Düsseldorf " 12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen "
24 Apr 1944 " Karlruhe " 14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre "
26 Apr 1944 " Essen " 16 Jun 1944 " Sterkrade/Holten "
27 Apr 1944 " Friedrichshafen " 22 Jun 1944 " Mimoiecques "
3 May 1944 " Mailey " 23 Jun 1944 " Saintes "
7 May 1944 ME755  AS-N Rennes St. Jacques " 24 Jun 1944 " Flers "
10 May 1944 ND825  AS-J2 Dieppe " 28 Jun 1944 " Chateau Barnapre "
21 May 1944 NE112  AS-M Duisburg " 29 Jun 1944 " Domleger "
22 May 1944 " Dortmund " 30 Jun 1944 " Oisemont "
24 May 1944 " Aachen " 2 Jul 1944 " Domleger "
               


Sgt Philip Thomas Davies

RAF  1152952

P T Davies

Wireless Operator

photograph courtesy  Francis Davies
Wellington Mk X  LN397  AS-P

missing 30/31st August 1943

Tasking - Mönchen-Gladbach, Germany
Other Crew Members


F/O Eric John Cook  RAF  130615 - Pilot

P/O Albert Eric Barley Freeman  RAF  414990 - Navigator

Sgt Stanley Ernest Baber  RAF  1338704 - Air Bomber

Sgt Ronald Geoffrey Blood  RAF  1535273 - Rear Gunner

Sgt Sidney Whitham ★ F/O William Samual Richards★ P/O Hurbert A. L. Wagner ★ Sgt John Richard Davies

S Witham

Sgt Sydney Witham

RAF  1622656

Flight Engineer

evaded
A L Wagner

P/O Hurbert A. L. Wagner

RAF  174157

Pilot

survived became POW
W S Richards

F/O William Samuel Richards

RCAF  J/28875

Navigator

KIA
J R Davies

Sgt John Richard Davies

RAF  1622656

Air Bomber

KIA

photograph courtesy  Murray Davies
posted to Squadron 8 Jun 1944


missing 3rd August 1944


Lancaster Mk I  ME839  AS-N
Other Crew Members


Sgt Henry Charles Joseph Buckler  RAF  1600800 - Wireless Operator - KIA

Sgt Francis James Graham  RAF  1585636 - Mid Upper Gunner - KIA

Sgt Lewis John Arthur  RAF  1584922 - Rear Gunner - KIA
       
Sorties »   posted in April 1944 Notes:
       
5 Jul 1944 NE112  AS-M Dijon  
23 Jul 1944 ME839  AS-N Kiel  
24 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart  
28 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart  
30 Jul 1944 " Cahagnes  
31 Jul 1944 " Le Havre P/O Donnally  F/E
1 Aug 1944 " Le Belle Croix les Bruyeras  
3 Aug 1944 " Trossy St. Maximin damaged by bomb falling from aircraft above caused crash
       


F/Sgt Eric Edward Lancaster

RAAF  413617
E E Lancaster

Air Bomber

Photograph Courtesy  Australian War Memorial  PO4310.016
Wellington Mk III  AS-Q  BK299

missing 6/7th April 1943

Tasking - Gardening ARTICHOKES Region
Other Crew Members

F/Lt Nigel Stuart Hally Brown  RAF  72105 - Pilot

Sgt Ronald Lankester  RAF  1239621 - Navigator

Sgt Malcolm Harold Victor Lewis  RAF  1315566 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Ivan Caulton  RAF  1454107 - Rear Gunner

F/Lt Stanley John Arnfield ★ F/Sgt John Cuthbert Barber

J C Barber

F/Sgt John Cuthbert Barber

RAF  1434102

Air Bomber

photograph courtesy Peter Lowe
S J Arnfield

F/Lt Stanley John Arnfield

RAF  46253

Pilot

Other Crew Members

Sgt James Tomlinson  RAF  RAF  1684466 - Flight Engineer

F/O J. J. P. Kesperance  RAF - Navigator

F/Sgt R. Boursnell  RAF - Navigator after 21/01/44

F/Sgt James McLuskie  DFM  RAF  1340080 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt William Robert Bedford  RAF  1434102 DFM  - Mid Upper Gunner

F/Sgt Cecil Arthur Bryant  DFM  RAF  1281461 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   posted in Dec 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
16 Dec 1943 JB649  AS-Z Berlin   1 Mar 1944 JB142  AS-P Stuttgart F/Sgt A J Owen  2nd Pilot
20 Dec 1943 " Frankfurt   15 Mar 1944 " Stuttgart Sgt S. L. Cole F/E
5 Jan 1944 " Stetin   18/19 Mar 1944 LM386  AS-V Frankfurt "
16 Jan 1944 LL743  AS-U Brunswick   22 Mar 1944 LL743  AS-U Frankfurt "
21 Jan 1944 " Magdeburg F/Sgt. Boursnell - Nav 24 Mar 1944 " Berlin "
27 Jan 1944 " Berlin   26 Mar 1944 " Essen "
30 Jan 1944 " Berlin   11 Apr 1944 " Aachen W/O R V McDougall - 2nd Pilot
15 Feb 1944 JB142  AS-P Berlin   20 Apr 1944 " Cologne Sgt S. L. Cole - F/E
19 Feb 1944 " Leipzig   22 Apr. 1944 " Düsseldorf "
20 Feb 1944 LM386  AS-V Stuttgart   12 May 1944 Arnfield, Barber, McLuskie, Bedford & Bryant posted away tour expired
               


Sgt Walter George Williams ★ Sgt John Derek Bailey ★ F/Sgt Wilfred Walter Leigh


Sgt J. G. Anderson ★ F/Sgt Ron N. Archer ★ Sgt R. Craig

W G Williams

Sgt Walter George Williams

RAF  1805890

Flight Engineer


photograph courtesy Craig Atkinson
J D Bailey

Sgt John Derek Bailey

RAF  1583184

Air Bomber


photograph courtesy IBCC
W W Leigh

F/Sgt. Wilfred Walter Leigh

RAF  1223209

Wireless Operator


photograph courtesy IBCC
J G Anderson

Sgt J. G. Anderson

RAF  1900390

Rear Gunner


photograph courtesy IBCC
R N Archer

F/Sgt Ron N. Archer

RAF  1453328

Navigator


photograph courtesy IBCC
R Craig

Sgt R. Craig

RAF  1824592

Mid Upper Gunner


photograph courtesy IBCC
Other Crew Member

F/O George Knott  DFC RAF  179799 - Pilot

               
Sorties »   posted in Oct. 14 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
19 Oct 1944 NG136  AS-Z Stuttgart   27 Nov 1944 ND405  AS-C Freiburg  
23 Oct 1944 PB648  AS-B Essen   29 Nov 1944 " Dortmund  
25 Oct 1944 ND506  AS-L2 Essen   4 Dec 1944 " Karlruhe  
28 Oct 1944 NG183  AS-D Cologne   6 Dec 1944 " Merseburg-Leuna  
29 Oct 1944 ND635  AS-M Domburg   12 Dec 1944 " Essen  
30 Oct 1944 PB153  AS-O Cologne   13 Dec 1944 " minelaying - Kattegat  
31 Oct 1944 ND405  AS-C Cologne   21 Dec 1944 PD384  AS-H minelaying - Kattegat mission abandoned  U/S H2S
2 Nov 1944 " Düsseldorf   26 Dec 1944 PD394  AS-P St-Vith  
4 Nov 1944 " Bochum F/O R. E. O'Connor - 2nd Pilot 5 Jan 1945 ND405  AS-C Hannover  
11 Nov 1944 " Dortmund   6 Jan 1945 NG183  AS-D Minelaying  
21 Nov 1944 ME318  AS-E minelaying - Oslo area Sgt J Randle - R/G 14 Jan 1945 ND405  AS-C Merseburg-Leuna  
        16 Jan 1945 " Zeitz Troglitz final sortie  tour expired
               


F/Lt Geoffery Underhill Fulford

RAF  115221

G U Fulford

Pilot

picture courtesy Geoff Coe
Lancaster Mk I  PD239  AS-Z

missing 7th October 1944

Tasking - EMMERICH, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sgt David Maurice Hughes  RAF  570033 - Flight Engineer

Sgt William Fredrick Whitehouse Jones  RAF  1602237 - Air Bomber

Sgt John Walton Barnden  RAF  1800728 - Navigator

Sgt Raymond Edmund Thomas Burns  RAF  1606652 - Wireless Operator

Sgt William Skea  RAF  1825534 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt John Peter Van-der-Linde  RAF  1869498 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted in 19th September 1944 Notes:
       
27 Sep 1944 PD224  AS-K2 Calais  
7 Oct 1944 PD239  AS-Z Emmerich missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt Charles Alexander Nixon ★ F/Sgt Peter Guthrie Cullen ★ Sgt John Geoffrey Sherburn


P/O Frank Josiah Booth

P G Cullen

F/Sgt Peter Guthrie Cullen

RAF  1109838

Wireless Operator


photograph courtesy the Rona Thomson
C A Nixon

Sgt Charles Alexander Nixon

RAF  1796275

Mid Upper Gunner


photograph courtesy the Nixon family
J G Sherburn

Sgt John Geoffrey Sherburn

RAF  3010170

Flight Engineer


photograph courtesy www.burnleygallantry.co.uk
P J Booth

P/O Frank Josiah Booth

RAF  182236

Pilot


photograph courtesy Rona Thomson
Lancaster Mk I  NG297  AS-K2

missing 24th December 1944

tasking - COLOGNE, Germany
Other Crew Members

F/Sgt Peter Anthony Joseph Offord  RAF  1808316 - Air Bomber

F/Sgt Benjamin Hartley Smith  RAAF  424891 - Navigator

Sgt Thompson Alfred Rodgers  RAF  1880035 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   posted in 21st September 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
11 Oct 1944 NG115  AS-U Fort Frederix Hendrik   6 Nov 1944 ME647  AS-J Gelsenkirchen  
14 Oct 1944 ME297  AS-Q Duisburg   9 Nov 1944 NG297  AS-K2 Wanne-Eickel F/O Foderingham - 2nd Pilot
15 Oct 1944 ND626  AS-O Wilhelmshaven   11 Nov 1944 ME297  AS-Q Dortmund  
19 Oct 1944 NN707  AS-K2 Stuttgart   16 Nov 1944 NG297  AS-K2 Düren  
23 Oct 1944 " Essen   27 Nov 1944 " Freiburg  
31 Oct 1944 " Cologne   3 Dec 1944 PB632  AS-L Urft Dam  
2 Nov 1944 " Düsseldorf   6 Dec 1944 NG297  AS-K2 Leuna  
4 Nov 1944 " Bochum   24 Dec 1944 " Cologne crashed in target area
               


Sgt John Robert Gurdon

RAF  919478

J R Gurdon

Wireless Operator

photograph courtesy Gary Blakeley
Wellington Mk III  BK495  AS-F

missing 11th April 1943

Tasking - FRANKFURT, Germany
Other Crew Members

F/O Jerold Mountford Everill  RAF  119783 - Pilot

P/O Roy Brown  RAF  131965 - Air Bomber

P/O Francis Desmond Clarke RAF  129352 - Navigator

F/Sgt Thornton Edward Richardson  RCAF  R/122409 - Rear Gunner
       
Sorties »   posted in 21st Sepember 1944 Notes:
       
4 Mar 1943 BJ705  AS-U minelaying  
5 Mar 1943 " Essen  
9 Mar 1943 " minelaying - Frisian Islands  
13 Mar 1943 BK299  AS-Q sea search for dinghy  
16 Mar 1943 X3807  AS-Z minelaying - Frisian Islands  
28 Mar 1943 BK459  AS-F St-Nazaire  
6 Apr 1943 " minelaying - Biscay ports  
11 Apr 1943 " Frankfurt missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt Charles Webb ★ Sgt Armand Richelet

C Webb

Sgt Charles Webb

1477068

Flight Engineer


picture courtesy Mike Webb
A Richelet

Sgt Armand Richelet - KIA

1299973

Mid Upper Gunner

picture courtesy Michel Beckers
Lancaster Mk I  LL954  AS-E

missing 22nd May 1944

Tasking - DORTMUND, Germany
Other Crew Members

F/O Robert Beaumont Shepherd  RAF  137386 - Pilot  - survived became POW (hospital)

F/O Leonard Charles Harvey  RAF  152770 - Air Bomber  - survived became POW

Sgt George Green  RAF  1579028 - Navigator  - survived became POW

Sgt David Victor Arthur Parker  RAF  1315573 - Wireless Operator  - survived became POW

Sgt J. E. J. A. Courtois  RAF  1424977 - Rear Gunner
       
Sorties »   posted in 21st September 1944 Notes:
       
      F/O Shepherd - 2nd Pilot with
      P/O Jones and crew May 19, 1944 in ND651  AS-G
21 May 1944 LL954  AS-E Duisburg  
22 May 1944 LL954  AS-E Dortmund  
       


Sgt Roy Vivian Keen

RAF  1320785

R V Keen

Flight Engineer

survived became POW

photograph courtesy f4 Publishing
Lancaster Mk III  ND620  AS-I

missing 22nd May 1944

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members


F/Lt William Rex Jackson  RCAF  J/12814 - Pilot  - survived became POW

F/O Benjamin Cynddlan Jones  RAF  142452 - Air Bomber

F/O George Carlisle Reed  RAF  151078 - Navigator

Sgt Frank Edward Fountaine  RAF  1231027 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt Kenneth Gordon Mitchell  RAF  751705 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Peter Owen Fenner  RAF  1058300 - Rear Gunner
       
Sorties »   posted in 27th January 1944 Notes:
       
30 Jan 1944 DV635  AS-? Berlin  
24/25 Feb 1944 ME643  AS-R Augsburg  
1 Mar 1944 ND579  AS-H Stuttgart  
15/16 Mar 1944 " Stuttgart  
18/19 Mar 1944 ND620  AS-I Frankfurt  
22 Mar 1944 " Frankfurt  
24 Mar 1944 " Berlin missing nothing heard after take-off
       


W/O William Patterson DFC ★ Sgt Joseph Alan Dodds DFM ★ Sgt John Alldritt DFM

J A Dodds


Sgt Joseph Alan Dodds DFM

RAF  1496744

Flight Engineer
W Patterson


W/O William Patterson DFC

RAF  1149155

Pilot

photograph courtesy Claire Bhela
J Alldritt


Sgt John Alldritt DFM

RAF  1437011

Navigator

photograph courtesy Claire Bhela
posted away from squadron

9 March 1944
Other Crew Members


F/Sgt Iowerth Francis Carney DFM  RAF  1482426 - Air Bomber

F/Sgt Thomas Henry Franklin DFM  RAF  1269216 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt Frederick Arthur DFM  RAF  1580586 - Mid Upper Gunner

F/Sgt James Archibald McNair Seaton DFC  RCAF  R/149294 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted in September 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
22 Sep 1943 LM341  AS-B Hannover   18 Nov 1943 W4996  AS-R Berlin Sgt Powdrill - 2nd Pilot
Plt Off D Spink - F/E
23 Sep 1943 " Mannheim   22 Nov 1943 LM382  AS-Q Berlin F/Sgt Sutton - 2nd Pilot
P/O R Prankett - F/E
27 Sep 1943 JB151  AS-H Hannover   23 Dec 1943 ED327  AS-B2 Berlin  
29 Sep 1943 " Bochum   29 Dec 1943 LM382  AS-Q Brunswick  
1 Oct 1943 " Hagen   14 Jan 1944 " Brunswick  
4 Oct 1943 " Ludwigshafen   20 Jan 1944 " Berlin  
7 Oct 1943 " Stuttgart Sgt E Stevenson - F/E 27 Jan 1944 " Berlin  
8 Oct 1943 " Hannover " 28 Jan 1944 " Berlin  
3 Nov 1943 " Düsseldorf Sgt Jennings - F/E 30 Jan 1944 " Berlin  
10 Nov 1943 " Modane Sgt W C Truman - F/E 24 Feb 1944 LM388  AS-N Schweinfurt  
        25 Feb 1944 " Augsburg  
              posted away - 9 Mar 1944
               


F/Sgt David Ellis Murray Carson DFM ★ Sgt James Hamilton Connel

Wellington Mk X  HE578  AS-G

missing - 3rd August 1943

minelaying
D E M Carson

F/Sgt David Ellis Murray Carson DFM

RAF  1108682

Air Bomber
J H Connel

Sgt James Hamilton Connel

RAF  1370941

Wireless Operator
Other Crew Members

W/O Royce Reginald Burton  RAF  1331548 - Pilot

Sgt Bertram Stanley Harris  RAF  1233698 - Navigator

Sgt Alan Ord  RAF  1548857 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »     Notes:       Notes:
               
13 May 1943 HE699  AS-M Bochum   28 Jun 1943 HE578  AS-G Cologne  
21 May 1943 HE578  AS-G minelaying - southern Biscay   3 Jul 1943 " Cologne  
23 May 1943 " Dortmund   8 Jul 1943 " minelaying - Texel/Brittany/Biscay  
11 Jun 1943 " Düsseldorf   24 Jul 1943 " Hamburg  
13 Jun 1943 " Minelaying   25 Jul 1943 " Essen  
22 Jun 1943 " Krefeld   27 Jul 1943 " Hamburg  
25 Jun 1943 " Gelsenkirchen   29 Jul 1943 " Hamburg  
        2 Aug 1943 " minelaying - Elbe estuary missing nothing heard after take-off
               


F/Sgt William Henry Holbrook

RAF  1622836

Lancaster Mk I  NG200  AS-V

missing - 27th November 1944

tasking Freiburg
W H Holbrook


Mid Upper Gunner

photograph courtesy David Holbrook
Other Crew Members


F/Lt Richard Lyon Strachan  RAF  152397 - Pilot

Sgt Harold Jackson  RAF  1593864 - Flight Engineer

F/O Stanley Gale  RAF  154202 - Air Bomber

F/Sgt Thomas Dennis Ingle  RAF  1683129 - Navigator

F/Sgt William Stanley Evans  RAAF  424563 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt George Arthur Barrett  RAF  1623973 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted int unit - 25.8.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
29 Aug 1944 LM176  AS-X Stettin   5 Oct 1944 NG114  AS-S Saarbrücken  
31 Aug 1944 ED216  AS-? St. Roiquier   7 Oct 1944 " Emmerich  
3 Sept 1944 LM176  AS-X Gilze Rijan   11 Oct 1944 " Fort Frederik Hendrix  
12 Sept 1944 ND635  AS-M Frankfurt   14 Oct 1944 " Duisburg  
16 Sept 1944 PD310  AS-R Steenwijk-Havelte   23 Oct 1944 " Essen Flt Sgt R N Dickson - F/E
20 Sept 1944 PD239  AS-Z Sangatte   31 Oct 1944   Cologne  
23 Sept 1944 NG114  AS-S Neuss   2 Nov 1944 " Düsseldorf  
25 Sept 1944 " Calais   4 Nov 1944 " Bochum  
26 Sept 1944 PB515  AS-I Calais   6 Nov 1944 PD384  AS-H Gelsenkirchen  
28 Sept 1944 NG114  AS-S Calais   18 Nov 1944 ND405  AS-C Wanne-Eickel  
3 Oct 1944 ME835  AS-T Westkapelle   21 Nov 1944 PD384  AS-H minelaying - Oslo Fiord  
        28 Nov 1944 NG200  AS-V Freiburg missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Sgt William Thomas Violett

RAF  164441

Lancaster Mk I  LL743  AS-U

Shot Down: 4th May 1944

tasking Mailly
W Violett


Wireless Operator 

evaded

W Violett


96th birthday 29.7.2017 

Other Crew Members


F/Sgt John Alister Sanderson  RNZAF  152397 - Pilot  - survived became POW

Sgt Frank John Solomon  RAF  1872650 - Flight Engineer  - survived became POW

Sgt Ronald George Marks  RAF  1397726 - Navigator  - survived became POW

Sgt Charles Farley  RAF  1397812 - Air Bomber  - survived became POW

Sgt John Thomas Cockburn  RAF  1569223 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Jack Arthur William Bodsworth  RAF  1853136 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit - 2nd March 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
18/19 Mar 1944 ND707  AS-W Frankfurt   22 Apr 1944 LM388  AS-W Düsseldorf  
22 Mar 1944 ED905  AS-X Frankfurt   24 Apr 1944 " Karlsruhe  
24 Mar 1944 " Berlin   26 Apr 1944 LL743  AS-U Essen  
30 Mar 1944 LL743  AS-U Nuremburg   27 Apr 1944 " Friedrichshafen  
11 Apr 1944 ND628  AS-Y Aachen   30 Apr 1944 " Maintenon P/O G J R Clark - 2nd Pilot
18 Apr 1944 ME720  AS-X Rouen   1 May 1944 " Lyons  
20 Apr 1944 LM388  AS-W Cologne   3 May 1944 " Mailly missing nothing heard after take-off
               


F/Lt John George Stratford ★ Sgt. Edward Thomas Peters

RAF  1623881

posted in 13th July 1944

completed tour December 1944
J G Stratdord


F/Lt John George Stratford

RAF  100644

Pilot


completed tour


photograph courtesy Peter Stratford
T Peters


Sgt Edward Thomas Peters

RAF  1623881

Flight Engineer
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completed tour

Other Crew Members


Sgt Cyril A. Cook  RAF  1602485 - Air Bomber  - completed tour

Sgt Harry Smith  RAF  1580009 - Navigator  - completed tour

P/O Ronald George Buckland  RAF  171366 - Wireless Operator  - completed tour

Sgt Alfred Holliday  RAF  2206467 - Mid Upper Gunner  - completed tour

Sgt Albert Jones  RAF  1591390 - Mid Upper Gunner  - completed tour

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 13th July 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
25 Jul 1944 PB153  AS-J2 Stuttgart   6 Sep 1944 PD227  AS-V Le Havre  
28 Jul 1944 ME835  AS-T Stuttgart   8 Sep 1944 " Le Havre  
30 Jul 1944 LM176  AS-X Cahagnes   12 Sep 1944 " Frankfurt  
1 Aug 1944 ME835  AS-T La Belle Croix   17 Sep 1944 " Biggererke  
2 Aug 1944 LM289  AS-Y Le Havre   20 Sep 1944 " Sangatte  
3 Aug 1944 ME835  AS-T Trossy-St-Maximin Sgt D M Barr - A/B
Sgt C J Cameron - W/Op
25 Sep 1944 " Calais  
5 Aug 1944 " Pauillac P/O A Scott - W/Op 26 Sep 1944 " Calais  
7 Aug 1944 LM289  AS-Y Fontenay Le Marmion Sgt G Luckraft - W/Op 27 Sep 1944 " Calais  
10 Aug 1944 ME835  AS-T Dugny F/O D Pleasance - W/Op 3 Oct 1944 " Westkapelle P/O D G Stuart - 2nd Pilot
12 Aug 1944 PD239  AS-Z Bordeaux " 4 Oct 1944 " Saarbrücken  
13 Aug 1944 " Falaise Sgt Schoffield - W/Op 12 Oct 1944 LM298  AS-Y Fort Frederik Hendrik  
15 Aug 1944 PD716  AS-W Leculot Sgt D W Lines - W/Op 28 Oct 1944 NG200  AS-V Cologne  
25 Aug 1944 PD227  AS-V Rüsselsheim P/O R G Buckland - W/Op 30 Oct 1944 " Cologne  
26 Aug 1944 " Kiel   6 Nov 1944 " Gelsenkirchen  
5 Sep 1944 " Le Havre   9 Nov 1944 " Wanne-Eickel F/Lt A McCartney - A/B
F/O P G H Tripp - MUG
              mission abandoned - engine u/s
               


F/O John MacPherson ★ F/Lt Peter Alan Rippon DFC

Posted in 8 May 1944

posted away September 1944
J MacPherson


F/O John MacPherson

RAF  122355

Navigator


completed tour


P A Rippon


F/Lt Peter Alan Rippon  DFC

RAF  63466

Pilot


completed tour


Other Crew Members


Sgt C. E. Cox  RAF  1440880 - Flight Engineer

Sgt George Walter Gulliver  RAF  1473512 - Air Bomber

P/O Wilfred Small DFC  RAF  157519 - Wireless Operator

Sgt F. Watson  RAF  1109559 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt H. Pilkington  RAF  2211338 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Unit - 13.7.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
22 May 1944 ND628  AS-Y Dortmund Mission Abandoned
R/G acute appendicitis
23 Jul 1944 ND628 AS-Y Kiel F/Lt J Barritt - MUG
24 May 1944 " Aachen F/O L Isaacson - R/G 1 Aug 1944 LM289  AS-Y Le Belle Croix  
6 Jun 1944 " Achères Sgt A G Manuel - R/G 3 Aug 1944 " Trossy-St-Maximin F/Lt R A Squire - F/E
7 Jun 1944 " Versailles Sgt M R Welsh - R/G 5 Aug 1944 " Pauillac  
12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen F/Sgt R Gooden - R/G 10 Aug 1944 " Dugny  
16 Jun 1944 " Sterkade/Holten Sgt M R Walsh - R/G 12 Aug 1944 " Bordeaux  
22 Jun 1944 " Mimoyeques F/O T S Williams DFM - R/G
now regular crew member
31 Aug 1944 " Agenville  
23 Jun 1944 " Saintes   20 Sep 1944 " Sangatte  
28 Jun 1944 " Chateau Bernapre   25 Sep 1944 " Calais F/O C V Flanagan - Nav
20 Jun 1944 " Oisemont   26 Sep 1944 " Calais "
4 Jul 1944 " Orléans   27 Sep 1944 " Calais "
6 Jul 1944 " Forêt-du-Croc          
18 Jul 1944 " Scholven/Buer   F/Lt J MacPherson - Nav posted away Sep 1944    
               


F/O George Richard Phelps ★ Sgt Robert Thomas Terry

missing - 1st March 1945

Lancaster Mk I ME447 AS-E
R T Terry


Sgt Robert Thomas Terry

RAF  1881084

Flight Engineer

photograph courtesy Lisa Osborne
G R Phelps


F/O Gordon Richard Phelps

RAF  150236

Pilot
Other Crew Members


F/O John Johnson  RAF  164489 - Air Bomber

F/Sgt William Forrester Webster   RAF  1672314 - Navigator

F/O Leslie John Rich  RAF  176192 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Charles Luther Milner  RAF  1051697 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Leslie John Jeffery  RAF  3035068 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted into unit - 22.1.1945 Notes:
       
20 Feb 1945 PD384  AS-H Dortmund  
21 Feb 1945 NN763  AS-F Duisburg  
23 Feb 1945 NG255  AS-I Pforzheim  
1 Mar 1945 ME447  AS-E Mannheim missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt James O'Reilly

RAF  1549441

missing - 9th October 1943

Lancaster Mk I ED993 AS-C
J O'Reilly


Navigator

photograph courtesy  Peter O'Reilly
Other Crew Members


W/O Reginald Paul Rabett  RAF  1317004 - Pilot

Sgt Trevor Roberts  RAF  1413356 - Flight Engineer

Sgt Ronald Ernest Gratwick  RAF  1324750 - Air Bomber

Sgt Ronald Davies   RAF  1032360 - Wireless Operator

Sgt E. W. Croxon  - Mid Upper Gunner - survived

F/Sgt L. D. Davidson  - Rear Gunner - survived

       
Sorties »   posted into unit - September 1943 Notes:
       
22 Sep 1943 ED993 AS-C Hannover  
27 Sep 1943 " Bochum Sgt R. Hutchen - W/Op.
29 Sep 1943 " Hannover  
1 Oct 1943 " Hagan  
2 Oct 1943 JB145 AS-D Munich P/O Green - 2nd Pilot
4 Oct 1943 ED993 AS-C Ludwigshafen P/O S. W. Little - 2nd Pilot
7 Oct 1943 " Stuttgart Sgt H. B. Jupp - 2nd Pilot
8 Oct 1943 " Hannover crashed on approach - RAF Kirmington
       


F/O Ronald Victor Osborne DFC ★ F/O Jack William Blanchard DFC

posted in 23rd May 1944

posted to 28 OTU 28th September 1944
J W Blanchard


F/O Jack William Blanchard DFC

RAF  141885

Pilot

photograph courtesy  Farnham Harold
R V Osborne


F/O Ronald Victor Osborne DFC

RAF  145392

Navigator

photograph courtesy  Hazel & Ken Skeggs
Other Crew Members


Sgt Evan Desmond Slade  RAF  1836264 - Flight Engineer

F/O R. K. Strickland  RAF  152833 - Air Bomber

Sgt Ernest Sutton  RAF  1581221 - Wireless Operator

Sgt K. R. Dean  RAF  1587579 - Mid Upper Gunner

F/Sgt Charles Benjamin Wood  RAF  1578929 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 13.7.1944 Notes: Notes:
               
6 Jun 1944 ND757  AS-L Achères   18 Jul 1944 ND857  AS-P Scholven/Buer  
7 Jun 1944 " Versailles   20 Jul 1944 " Wizernes F/O W R Brennan - 2nd Pilot
Sgt Alderson - R/G
10 Jun 1944 " Achères   23 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart F/Sgt D B W Gilbert - R/G
12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen   25 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart  
14 Jun 1944 ND399  AS-P Le Havre   30 Jul 1944 " Cahagnes  
16 Jun 1944 ND757  AS-L Sterkade/Holten   31 Jul 1944 " Le Havre  
17 Jun 1944 " Aulnoye (Railway Bridge)   2 Aug 1944 " Le Belle Croix  
22 Jun 1944 ND857  AS-P Mimoyecques   3 Aug 1944 " Le Havre F/Sgt D B W Gilbert - R/G
23 Jun 1944 " Saintes   5 Aug 1944 " Pauillac F/Sgt J E Roberts - MUG
F/Sgt W H Ansell - R/G
29 Jun 1944 " Domleger   7 Aug 1944 " Fonternay Le Marmion "
30 Jun 1944 " Oisemont   10 Aug 1944 " Dugny "
2 Jul 1944 " Domleger   11 Aug 1944 " Duval "
4 Jul 1944 " Orléans   12 Aug 1944 " Bordeaux "
7 Jul 1944 " Dijon   14 Aug 1944 " minelaying - Gironde Estuary "
               


F/O Michael Frederick Vickerman

RAF  164441

M F Vickerman

Navigator

photograph courtesy  John Vickerman
Lancaster Mk I  NG115  AS-S

'Lucky Seven'
Other Crew Members


F/O Robert Lawson  RAF  55100 - Pilot  - completed tour

F/Sgt H. Allen  RAF  1582241 - Flight Engineer  - completed tour

F/O Fred Hicks  RAF  164614 - Air Bomber  - completed tour

Sgt W. G. Hine  RAF  1814134 - Wireless Op.  - completed tour

Sgt J. Campbell  RAF  1827048 - Mid Upper Gunner  - completed tour

Sgt W. B. Mandeville  RCAF  R/279119 - Rear Gunner  - completed tour
       
Sorties »   posted in 10th March 1945 Notes:
       
27 Mar 1945 NN770  AS-B Paderborne  
31 Mar 1945 ME500  AS-P Hamburg  
3 Apr 1945 ME499  AS-D Nordhausen  
9 Apr 1945 NG254  AS-A2 Kiel  
10 Apr 1945 " Plauen  
14 Apr 1945 NN770  AS-B Potsdam  
18 Apr 1945 ME499  AS-D Heligoland  
22 Apr 1945 " Bremmen  
25 Apr 1945 " Berchtesgaden  
30 Apr 1945 SW278  AS-W Operation Manna 3b  
10 May 1945 ME746  AS-R2 Operation Exodus  
       


P/O Walter Henry Burnett ★ F/Sgt Richard Harrington Bannister

W H Burnett

P/O Walter Henry Burnett

RAF  171640

Pilot

R H Bannister

F/Sgt Richard Harrington Bannister

RCAF  R/145314

Air Bomber

survived became POW

Lancaster Mk III  ND798  AS-C

missing - 30th March 1944

tasking - Nuremburg
Other Crew Members


P/O Victor William Reginald Park  RAF  172302 - 2nd Pilot 

Sgt John Toole  RAF  1684897 - Flight Engineer  - survived became POW

W/O Lloyd Edwin Edmunds  RCAF  J/87093 - Navigator  - survived became POW

Sgt Albert Binder  RAF  11465223 - Wireless Op. 

Sgt Peter Henry Brown  RAF  1305927 - Mid Upper Gunner 

Sgt Frank Storer  RAF  1085739 - Rear Gunner 
               
Sorties »     Notes:       Notes:
               
29 Dec 1943 JA712  AS-G Berlin 2nd Pilot with Lindley crew 19 Feb 1944 ME635  AS-C Leipzig F/Sgt R Northridge - MUG
14 Jan 1944 ED327  AS-B2 Brunswick Sgt R Northridge - MUG 20/21 Feb 1944 " Stuttgart F/Sgt P H Brown - MUG
20 Jan 1944 " Berlin (mission abandoned) " 24/25 Feb 1944 " Schweinfurt "
21 Jan 1944 LL327  AS-J2 Magdeburg " 25/26 Feb 1944 " Augsburg F/Sgt R Northridge - MUG
27 Jan 1944 EE137  AS-C2 Berlin " 1 Mar 1944 " Stuttgart "
28 Jan 1944 LL749  AS-J2 Berlin Sgt R Northridge - MUG
Sgt H V Reed - R/G
15/16 Mar 1944 " Stuttgart F/Sgt E Bown - 2nd Pilot
F/Sgt R Northridge - MUG
15 Feb 1944 LM388  AS-W Berlin Flt Sgt R Northridge - MUG 18/19 Mar 1944  " Frankfurt Sgt A Gibson - 2nd Pilot
        30 Mar 1944 ND798  AS-C Nuremburg P/O V W R Park - 2nd Pilot
Sgt P H Brown - MUG
              missing nothing heard after take-off
               


F/O Stephen Pascal ★ Sgt. John Ward Inman

J W Inman



Sgt John Ward Inman 

RCAF  R/219755

Mid Upper Gunner


S Pascal



F/O Stephen Pascal 

RCAF  J/41525

Air Bomber


Lancaster Mk I  NG114  AS-S

missing - 24th March 1945

tasking - HARPENERWAG, Germany
Other Crew Members


F/O Charles Albert Henri DeFraigne  RAF  125748 - Pilot

P/O John Ross Mearns  RAF  185171 - Flight Engineer

F/O Thomas Henry Howell  RAF  55640 - Navigator

Sgt Frederick William Mitchell  RAF  1865449 - Wireless Op.

Sgt Richard Bertram Ross Kendall  RCAF  R/250704 - Rear Gunner  - survived became POW

       
Sorties »     Notes:
19 Mar 1945 ME446  AS-T Hanua F/Sgt E R Drown - MUG
21 Mar 1945 ME446  AS-T Bremen F/Sgt G Godsman - MUG
24 Mar 1945 NG114  AS-S Harpenerweg missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt Louis Wayte  DFM

RAF  940857

L Wayte


Sgt Louis Wayte

Rear Gunner


Lancaster Mk I  ME746  AS-C
Other Crew Members


S/Ldr Arthur Stanley Caunt  DFC  RAF  105165 - Pilot  - completed tour

Sgt David John Baverstock  DFM  RAF  1835317 - Flight Engineer  - completed tour

F/O Burton Leigh Thompson  RAAF  412757 - Air Bomber  - completed tour

Sgt Gordon Grafton Hotson Rodwell  DFM  RAF  1323952 - Nav  - completed tour

Sgt Edward Ridout  DFM  RAF  1339222 - Wireless Op.  - completed tour

Sgt Alexander Ritchie Williamson  RAF  1374587 - Mid Upper Gunner  died 12.10.1944 training excercise different crew

       
Sorties »   posted in 23rd January 1944 Notes:
       
15 Feb 1944 LL743  AS-U Berlin  
19 Feb 1944 " Leipzig  
24 Feb 1944 " Schweinfurt  
25 Feb 1944 " Augsburg  
1 Mar 1944 " Stuttgart  
15/16 Mar 1944 ND621  AS-U Stuttgart  
18/19 Mar 1944 " Frankfurt  
9 Apr 1944 " minelaying - Danzig Bay  
22 Apr 1944 ME746  AS-C Düsseldorf  
24 Apr 1944 " Karlsruhe  
19 May 1944 " Orléans  
22 May 1944 " Dortmund  
3 Jun 1944 " Wimereux Gun Position W/Cdr D A Garner - Pilot
F/Sgt P C Robins - MUG
5 Jun 1944 " Cherbourg Sgt C L Nordbye - MUG
14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre W/Cdr D A Garner - Pilot
Sgt H Watson - MUG
1 Jul 1944 " Domleger "
20 Jul 1944 " Wizernes  
       


P/O Frances Frederick George Allan ★ P/O James Joseph Yelland ★ Sgt William Arthur Dykes

J J Yelland

P/O James Joseph Yelland

RCAF  J/85960

Air Bomber

photograph courtesy  Aircrew Remembered
F F G Allen

P/O Frances Frederick George Allan

RCAF  J/19942

Pilot

photograph courtesy  Aircrew Remembered
W A Dykes

Sgt William Arthur Dykes

RAF  1575431

Wireless Operator

photograph courtesy  Mancel Wood

Lancaster Mk III  DV220  AS-J

missing - 19th December 1943

tasking - LEIPZIG, Germany
Other Crew Members


Sgt Thomas Henry Lee  RAF  1157645 - Flight Engineer  - survived became POW

F/Sgt Frederick H. Hughes  RCAF  R/165160 - Navigator  - survived became POW

F/Sgt Joseph Manuel  DFM  RAF  1087197 - Mid Upper Gunner  - survived became POW

Sgt Allan Rose  RAF  1819912 - Rear Gunner  - survived became POW
               
Sorties »     Notes:       Notes:
               
23 Nov 1943 DV220  AS-J Berlin Sgt T Rudden - F/E
Sgt A A Mansfield - MUG
5 Jan 1944 EE137  AS-C Settin Sgt T H Lee - F/E
F/Sgt J Manuel - MUG
26 Nov 1943 JB649  AS-O Berlin " 20 Jan 1944 DV220  AS-J Berlin "
29 Dec 1943 " Berlin Sgt T H Lee - F/E
F/Sgt J Manuel - MUG
15 Feb 1944 LM386  AS-M Berlin "
1 Jan 1944 " Berlin " 19 Feb 1944 DV220  AS-J Leipzig "
              missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Sgt Francis James Appleby

RAF  1524142

F J Appleby

Mid Upper Gunner

Lancaster Mk III  ND626  AS-O

tour expired 7th July 1944

Other Crew Members


Sgt George Alfred Serrels  DFC  RAF  1389206 - Pilot 

Sgt William Roy Swaffield  RAF  1403707 - Flight Engineer 

Sgt J. J. Clarke  RAF  1376966 - Air Bomber 

F/Sgt Douglas Drummond Lindsay  DFC  RAF  1040981 - Navigator 

Sgt George Edward Bradwell  RAF  1580644 - Wireless Op. 

Sgt E. Dennis  RAF  992322 - Rear Gunner 
               
Sorties »   posted in - 24.2.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
26 Mar 1944 ND626  AS-O Essen   24 May 1944 ND626  AS-O Aachen  
30 Mar 1944 " Nuremburg   12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen  
9 Apr 1944 " minelaying - Danzig Bay   14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre  
10 Apr 1944 " Aulnoye   16 Jun 1944 " Sterkrade/Holten  
20 Apr 1944 " Cologne   22 Jun 1944 " Mimoyecques  
22 Apr 1944 " Düsseldorf   23 Jun 1944 " Saintes  
24 Apr 1944 " Karlsruhe   24 Jun 1944 " Flers  
6 May 1944 " Aubigne   28 Jun 1944 " Chateau Bernapre  
10 May 1944 " Dieppe   29 Jun 1944 " Domleger  
12 May 1944 " mineloaying - Heligoland   30 Jun 1944 " Oisemont  
15 May 1944 " minelaying - Kiel   2 Jul 1944 " Domleger  
19 May 1944 " Orléans   5 Jul 1944 " Dijon  
21 May 1944 " Duisburg   6 Jul 1944 " Forêt-du-Croc  
22 May 1944 " Dortmund   7 Jul 1944 " Caen  
              tour expired
               


W/O II Marvin Max Sandomirsky ★ Sgt John Ernest Sabine ★ Sgt William Waldemar Webber

crew posted to 153 Sqdn. 7th October 1944

M M Sandomirsky


W/O II Marvin Max Sandomirsky

RCAF  R/181716

Navigator

J E Sabine


Sgt John Ernest Sabine

RCAF  R/201885

Mid Upper Gunner

photographs courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
W W Webber


Sgt William Waldemar Webber

RCAF  R/219147

Rear Gunner

Other Crew Members


P/O Leo Joseph Robert Gregorie DFC RCAF  J/87391 - Pilot 

Sgt William Leslie James  RAF  941154 - Flight Engineer 

Sgt H. L. Cosby  RCAF  R/173784 - Air Bomber 

Sgt William Christopher Harrison  RAF  1101056 - Wireless Operator 

       
Sorties »   posted in August 29, 1944 Notes:
       
15 Sep 1944 PD224  AS-A Le Havre  
12 Sep 1944 JB297  AS-A2 Frankfurt  
23 Sep 1944 PD239  AS-Z Neuss  
26 Sep 1944 ED716  AS-W Calais  
28 Sep 1944 NG115  AS-U Calais  
5 Oct 1944 ED726  AS-W Saarbrücken  
       


P/O Donald Pleasance ★ Sgt Robert Derek Butcher

Lancaster Mk III ND635 AS-M

Shotdown 31st August 1944

D Pleasance

P/O Donald Pleasance

RAF  157509

Wireless Operator 

survived became POW

photograph courtesy James Zeruk
R D Butcher

Sgt Robert Derek Butcher

RAF  1591208

Flight Engineer 

evaded

photograph courtesy Pauline Roose
Other Crew Members


F/O Edward Bryan Tutty  RAF  135616 - Pilot  - evaded

Sgt Gordon J. Kirkby  RAF  1623229 - Air Bomber  - survived became POW

F/O Donald Allen Wallis  RAF  137333 - Navigator  - survived became POW

Sgt Lennard Letten  RAF  1593256 - Mid Upper Gunner  - died

Sgt William Cecil Alderson  RAF  1853664 - Rear Gunner  - died
               
Sorties »   posted in - 4.6.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
10 Jun 1944 ND678  AS-Q Achères   5 Jul 1944 ND635  AS-M Dijon F/Sgt W B Pinfold - A/B
22 Jun 1944 ND635  AS-M Mimoyecques Sgt P A Millett - F/E
Sgt G J Kirkby - wounded
7 Jul 1944 " Caen "
23 Jun 1944 " Saintes Sgt E M Bryant - A/B 12 Jul 1944 " Revigny Sur Ormain "
24 Jun 1944 " Flers F/O R K Strickland - A/B 18 Jul 1944 " Sannerville F/O W F McElwain - 2nd Pilot
F/Sgt W B Pinfold - A/B
28 Jun 1944 " Chateau Bernapre " 24 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart F/Sgt G J Kirkby - A/B
29 Jun 1944 " Domleger F/Sgt W B Pinfold - A/B 25 Jul 1944 " Stuttgart "
30 Jun 1944 " Oisemont " 29 Aug 1944 " Stettin "
4 Jul 1944 " Orléans " 31 Aug 1944 " Agenville "
               


Sgt Gerald Hayman Reid

RCAF  R/183371

Lancaster Mk III ND635 AS-M

tour expired 22nd January 1945

G H Reid



Rear Gunner 

photograph courtesy Philip Reid
Other Crew Members


F/O. Paul Duncan Saunders  DFC  RCAF  J/26331 - Pilot 

Sgt D. H. Griffith  RAF  1886069 - Flight Engineer 

F/O Edward Sanford Chambers  DFC  RCAF  J/37817 - Air Bomber 

Sgt V. S. Cox  RCAF  R/170665 - Navigator 

F/Sgt T. Wallach  RCAF  R/168003 - Wireless Operator 

Sgt S. Kenny  RCAF  R/196011 - Mid Upper Gunner 
               
Sorties »   posted in - 14th September, 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
23 Sep 1944 NF986  AS-P Neuss   11 Nov 1944 PB385  AS-W minelaying F/Sgt L J Denny - MUG
25 Sep 1944 NG115  AS-U Calais   16 Nov 1944 " Düren F/Sgt E T M Rees - MUG
26 Sep 1944 " Calais   18 Nov 1944 " Wanne-Eickel Sgt C A Nixon - MUG
5 Oct 1944 W4994  AS-S Saarbrücken   29 Nov 1944 " Dortmund F/Sgt S Willis - MUG
7 Oct 1944 LM176  AS-X Emmerich " 3 Dec 1944 LM176  AS-X Urft Dam "
12 Oct 1944 " Fort Frederik Hendrix   6 Dec 1944 LM687  AS-N Leuna P/O R S Martin - 2nd Pilot
F/Sgt S Willis - MUG
14 Oct 1944 PD310  AS-R Duisburg   12 Dec 1944 NG114  AS-S Essen Sgt S Willis - MUG
15 Oct 1944 " Wilhelmshaven W/O. D M Pugh - A/B 15 Dec 1944 NG115  AS-U Ludwigshafen F/Lt J Glenesk - 2nd Pilot
F/Sgt S Willis - MUG
19 Oct 1944 NG114  AS-S Stuttgart Flt Sgt W S Evans - W/Op 21 Dec 1944 PD385  AS-W minelaying - Kattegat Sgt J Gill - F/E
Sgt S Willis - MUG
23 Oct 1944 ED716  AS-W Essen " 24 Dec 1944 " Cologne Sgt S Willis - MUG
28 Oct 1944 PD310  AS-R Cologne   28 Dec 1944 " Mönchen-Gladbach "
30 Oct 1944 PD385  AS-W Cologne   29 Dec 1944 " Scholven/Buer "
31 Oct 1944 " Cologne   2 Jan 1945 " Nuremburg "
4 Nov 1944 " Bochum   5 Jan 1945 " Hannover "
6 Nov 1944 NG254  AS-A2 Gelsenkirchen   6 Jan 1945 " minelaying - Baltic ports "
        22 Jan 1945 " Duisburg(Hamborn) "
               


Sgt Ronald Tom Hallett

RAF  1602270

R T Hallett

Rear Gunner

photograph courtesy  Peter Edwards
Lancaster Mk I  PD242  AS-E
Other Crew Members


S/Ldr Thomas Woodruff Rippingale  DSO  RAF  39159 - Pilot

Sgt R. C. Taylor  RAF  1559642 - Flight Engineer

F/O Harold Lawson Howling  RAF  164614 - Air Bomber

Sgt Francis William Cridge  RAF  1802499 - Navigator

P/O Clifford Ivor Edwards  RAF  170904 - Wireless Operator

Sgt D. Lewington  RAF  1609984 - Mid Upper Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted in 25 August 1944 Notes:
       
12 Sep 1944 PD242  AS-E Frankfurt  
17 Sep 1944 " Biggekerke(Gun Site)  
20 Sep 1944 " Sangatte  
23 Sep 1944 " Neuss Sgt Hallett and Sgt Cridge killed and P/O Edwards wounded during aerial combat
       


F/Lt Edward Grey Spankie DFC ★ Flt. Sgt. James Pirie Brown ★ Sgt. Francis Alma Coombs

Lancaster Mk I ND648 AS-O

missing 1st February 1945

tasking Ludwigshafen
E G Spankie



F/Lt Edward Gray Spankie DFC

Pilot

RCAF  J/86068


F A Coombs



Sgt Francis Alma Coombs

Rear Gunner

RCAF  J/92482


J P Bropwn



F/Sgt James Pirie Brown

Mid Upper Gunner

RCAF  R/220677


Other Crew Members


Sgt Raymond Stennett  RAF  1590355 - Flight Engineer

Sgt Hugh Henry Taggert  RAF  553937 - Air Bomber

F/Lt John Edward Shannon  DFC  RAF  87419 - Navigator

Sgt Alexander McIvor  RAF  1573475 - Wireless Operator

               
Sorties »   posted in - September 14th, 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
11 Oct 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Fort Frederix Hendrix   21 Nov 1944 ND635  AS-M Aschaffenburg  
14 Oct 1944 " Duisburg   3 Dec 1944 NG136  AS-Z Urft Dam  
15 Oct 1944 PD335  AS-K Wilhelmshaven   4 Dec 1944 ND635  AS-M Karlsruhe  
19 Oct 1944 ME648  AS-J2  Stuttgart   6 Dec 1944 " Merseburg Leuna  
23 Oct 1944 NF986  AS-P Essen mission abandoned 12 Dec 1944 ND635  AS-M Essen  
25 Oct 1944 ND635  AS-M Essen   15 Dec 1944 " Ludwigshafen  
29 Oct 1944 ME297  AS-Q Domburg   21 Dec 1944 ME648  AS-J2 minelaying - Kattegat  
30 Oct 1944 ND635  AS-M Cologne   27 Dec 1944 " Rheydt  
31 Oct 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Cologne   31 Dec 1944 " Osterfeld  
2 Nov 1944 ND635  AS-M Düsseldorf " 7 Jan 1945 " Munich  
4 Nov 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Bochum   14 Jan 1945 " Leuna  
9 Nov 1944 ND635  AS-M Wanne-Eickel   1 Feb 1945 " Ludwigshafen missing nothing heard after take-off
11 Nov 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Dortmund          
               


Sgt Charles Arthur Pitt

RAF  1176419

C A Pitt

Wireless Operator

Wellingon Mk III  X3544  AS-H
Other Crew Members


Sgt Maurice Freeman Clements  RAF  1242362 - Pilot

Sgt Kenneth William Edwards  RAF  1118711 - Navigator

Sgt Alfred Brian Burgess  RAF  1230174 - Air Bomber

Sgt Donald Jack Smith  RAF  1235284 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted in 27 January 1943 Notes:
       
29 Jan 1943 X3544  AS-H Lorient  
7 Feb 1943 " Lorient missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt James Archibald Goodwin

RAF  965228

J A Goodwin


Rear Gunner 

photograph courtesy  Norrie Morrison
Other Crew Members


F/O Albert Francis Duffield  RAF  150761 - Pilot

Sgt P. S. Allin  RAF  1803525 - Flight Engineer

Sgt J. H. P. Cooper-Reade  RAF  1605410 - Air Bomber

P/O J. L. Williams  RAF  165199 - Navigator

Sgt G. D. Brodie  RAF  1822405 - Wireless Operator

Sgt W. G. C. Bolton  RAF  1721894 - Mid Upper Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted in - March 24, 1945 Notes:       Notes:
               
26 Mar 1945 ME500  AS-P Training X country - Bombing 15 May 1945 PA321 AS-R Training X country - Air to Sea
11 Apr 1945 NG255  AS-I Fighter Affil + Bombing   21 May 1945 PA321 AS-R Training X country - Air to Sea
18 Apr 1945 PB321  AS-R Heligoland   25 May 1945 " Training Map Reading - Air to Sea
22 Apr 1945 " Bremen mission abandoned 26 May 1945 " Operation Exodus Brussels
24 Apr 1945 NG136 AS-Z Training Air Test 9 Jun 1945 NG255  AS-I Training Air to Sea - Bombing
25 Apr 1945 PB321 AS-R Berchtesgaden   13 Jun 1945 PA320  AS-Y Germany sightseeing trip
28 Apr 1945 " Operation Exodus   15 Jun 1945 ME446  AS-T minelaying X country - bombing
30 Apr 1945 " Manna The Hague 21 Jun 1945 ND857  AS-G Training Fighter Affil - Bombing
1 May 1945 " Manna Rotterdam 22 Jun 1945 RF211  AS-M Training X country - Air to Air - Air to Sea
2 May 1945 " Manna " 23 Jun 1945 NG165  AS-J Munich F/Affil - Air to Air - Air to Sea
3 May 1945 " Manna " 25 Jun 1945 PA321 AS-R Germany post mortem Flensburg
4 May 1945 " Manna " 26 Jun 1945 PA310 AS-C2 Training X country - bombing
7 May 1945 LM689 AS-H Manna " 1 Jul 1945 PA321 AS-R Germany post mortem Flensburg
10 May 1945 PA321 AS-R Manna " 12 Jul 1945 PB632 AS-L Training X country - Air to Sea
11 May 1945 " Operation Exodus Brussels 13 Jul 1945 PA321 AS-R Fighter Command Exercise  
        14 Jul 1945 " Training formation flying - map reading
               


F/O Lincoln Edward Doll

RCAF J/40411

L E Doll

Navigator

Other Crew Members


S/Ldr George Harold Whowell  DFC  RAF  128986 - Pilot

Sgt Donald Albert Campbell Leeming  RAF  1897924 - Flight Engineer

F/O J. E. Dougherty  RCAF  J/27431 - Air Bomber

Sgt Herbert George Ball  RAF  1655355 - Wireless Operator

F/O George Wilfred Winstanley DFC  RAF  137613 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt R. E. Doust  RCAF  R/127980 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted in - November 11th, 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
4 Dec 1944 ND707  AS-E Karlsruhe   20 Feb 1945 LM289  AS-Y Dortmund  
12 Dec 1944 LM289  AS-Y Essen   1 Mar 1945 " Mannheim  
17 Dec 1944 " Ulm   5 Mar 1945 " Chemnitz  
22 Dec 1944 " Coblenz   18 Mar 1945 " Hanau  
2 Jan 1945 " Nuremberg   21 Mar 1945 " Bremen  
5 Jan 1945 NG304  AS-T Hannover   24 Mar 1945 " Harpenerweg  
7 Jan 1945 LM289  AS-Y Munich   27 Mar 1945 " Paderborne  
14 Jan 1945 " Leuna   31 Mar 1945 " Hamburg  
16 Jan 1945 " Zeitz/Troglitz   3 Apr 1945 " Nordhausen  
22 Jan 1945 " Duisburg(Hamborn)   9 Apr 1945 PA320  AS-Y Kiel F/O S B Beevers - 2nd Pilot
2 Feb 1945 " Wiesbaden   14 Apr 1945 " Potsdam  
8 Feb 1945 " Politz   18 Apr 1945 " Heligoland  
13 Feb 1945 " Dresden   30 Apr 1945 " supply dropping - Manna 3B  
14 Feb 1945 " Chemnitz   2 May 1945 " supply dropping  
               


F/Sgt Albert Amos ★ F/O Andrew McNeill ★ Sgt Leonard Schaff


F/O Bryn Evans Roberts ★ F/O Edward Roger Lambert

A Amos


F/Sgt Albert Amos

RAF  616762

Flight Engineer
B E Roberts


F/O Bryan Evans Roberts

RCAF  J/36862

Navigator
A McNeill


F/O Andrew McNeill

RCAF  J/25785

Pilot
E R Lambert


F/O Edward Rodger Lambert

RCAF  J/35772

Air Bomber
L Schaff


Sgt Leonard Schaff

RCAF  R/213524

Rear Gunner
Lancaster Mk I  AS-K2  PD224

missing 14th October 1944 - tasking Duisburg

Other Crew Members


F/Sgt Joseph William Powell  RAAF  418323 - Wireless Operator 

Sgt Harold Irwin Scott  RCAF  R/252756 - Mid Upper Gunner 

all official RCAF photographs
       
Sorties »   posted in August 10th, 1944 Notes:
       
25 Aug 1944 ND635  AS-N Rüsselsheim  
6 Sep 1944 W4994  AS-R2 Le Havre  
8 Sep 1944 " Le Havre  
10 Sep 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Le Havre  
16 Sep 1944 ND635  AS-M Steenwijk-Havelte  
17 Sep 1944 " Biggekerke(Gun Site)  
20 Sep 1944 PB153  AS-K2 Sangatte  
23 Sep 1944 " Nuess  
26 Sep 1944 ND857  AS-P Calais  
27 Sep 1944 PD335  AS-K Calais  
3 Oct 1944 PB153  AS-K2 Westkapelle  
5 Oct 1944 " Saarbrücken  
7 Oct 1944 " Emmerich  
14 Oct 1944 PD224  AS-K2 Duisburg Sgt W G Angles - F/E
Sgt S S Harper - MUG
      missing nothing heard after take-off
       



Sgt Herbert Arthur Taylor

RAF  188900

H A Taylor


Air Bomber 

photograph courtesy  Guy Taylor
Other Crew Members


P/O R. G. Williams  RNZAF  428774 - Pilot

Sgt James Donald Dickson  RAF  1795467 - Flight Engineer

Sgt David Hurbert Duignan  RAF  1583545 - Navigator

Sgt A. R. Crookes  RAF  1612812 - Wireless Operator

Sgt A. R. Heath  RAF  1825487 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt James S. Carter  RAF  1339749 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted in - 20th July 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
28 Jul 1944 ND857  AS-P Stuttgart   31 Aug 1944 PB153  AS-K2 St Roiquier mission abandoned per M/C
30 Jul 1944 ND757  AS-L Cahgnes   5 Sep 1944 ND626  AS-O Le Havre  
10 Aug 1944 ND626  AS-O Dugny   6 Sep 1944 ME812  AS-P Le Havre mission abandoned per M/C
11 Aug 1944 PD260  AS-N Duvel   8 Sep 1944 NN707  AS-K Le Havre  
15 Aug 1944 ND757  AS-L Leculot   10 Sep 1944 " Le Havre  
18 Aug 1944 " Reime   16 Sep 1944 LM687  AS-N Steenwijk-Havelte  
25 Aug 1944 " Rüsselsheim   3 Oct 1944 ND757  AS-L Westkapelle  
26 Aug 1944 " Keil   5 Oct 1944 " Saarbrücken  
29 Aug 1944 NN707  AS-K Stettin   6 Oct 1944     posted to 153 Sqdn
               


Sgt John Paul Merton

J P Merton


RCAF  R/129438

Air Bomber 

photographs courtesy  Aircrew Remembered
HE862


Lord and Hadingham rescued 

Other Crew Members


F/O Selwyn Jaques Lupton  RAF  125539 - Pilot  KIA

F/O Roderick Alan Lord  RAF  121315 - Navigator  - survived

Sgt John Paul Merton  RCAF  R/129438 - Air Bomber  KIA

Sgt William Forrester Whitfield  RAF  1063748 - Wireless Operator  KIA

F/O Eric George Hadingham  RAF  80370 - Rear Gunner  - survived

               
Sorties »     Notes:       Notes:
               
7 Feb 1943 X3888  AS-? Lorient Sgt Merton with Sgt R J Foster and crew 28 Mar 1943 X3965  AS-L St Nazaire Sgt Merton with F/O S J Lupton and crew
9 Feb 1943 " Gardening " 3 Apr 1943 BK299  AS-Q Gardening "
13 Feb 1943 " Lorient " 6 Apr 1943 HE862  AS-N Gardening "
14 Feb 1943 BJ973  AS-J Cologne " 8 Apr 1943 " Duisberg "
16 Feb 1943 X3888  AS-? Lorient " 10 Apr 1943 " Frankfurt "
19 Feb 1943 X3965  AS-L Wilhelmshaven Sgt Merton with F/O S J Lupton and crew 14 Apr 1943 " Stuttgart "
26 Mar 1943 " Duisberg " 16 Apr 1943 " Mannheim engine trouble ditched off
Cayeau-sur-Mer
               


F/O Richard Edward Hicks ★ Sgt James Thomas Ravenscroft ★ Sgt Derek Kilgour Ashton

J T Ravenscroft


Sgt James Thomas Ravenscroft 

RAF  130619

Wireless Operator

photograph courtesy  Angela Gunstone
R E Hicks


F/O Richard Edward Hicks

RAF  1387476

Pilot

photograph courtesy  IBCC
D K Ashton


Sgt Derek Kilgour Ashton

RAF  1396278

Air Bomber

photograph courtesy  Tommy Gunstone
Other Crew Members


Sgt Joseph William Swann  RAF  1624377 - Flight Engineer

F/O Aubrey Edgar Cook  RAF  1438852 - Navigator

Sgt Anthony Joe Holdon  RAF  1325933 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Harold Bernard Bell  RAF  1473823 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted in October 2nd, 1943 Notes:
       
7 Oct 1943 JB142  AS-P Stuttgart  
8 Oct 1943 " Hannover  
3 Nov 1943 W4966  AS-C2 Düsseldorf  
22 Nov 1943 LM388  AS-W Berlin F/Sgt Allan - 2nd Pilot
16 Dec 1943 " Berlin  
23 Dec 1943 DV367  AS-K Berlin mission abandoned
1 Jan 1944 LM382  AS-Q Berlin  
14 Jan 1944 ND366  AS-? Brunswick  
20 Jan 1944 DV386  AS-K2 Berlin  
21 Jan 1944 " Magdeburg  
27 Jan 1944 W4996  AS-R Berlin missing nothing heard after take-off
       


F/Sgt Robert James Carson DFM

RAAF  403499

H A Taylor


Pilot

photograph courtesy  Australia Virtual War Memorial
Other Crew Members


Sgt Claude Austin Smith  DFM  RAF  656446 - Navigator

F/Sgt Jack Bernard Bayliss  RAAF  412098 - Air Bomber

Sgt Stephen Mitchell Chadwick  DFM  RAF  1061452 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Reginald Jack Booth  DFM  RCAF  R/128254 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted in - 27th January 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
29 Jan 1943 BJ913  AS-? Lorient   26 Mar 1943 BK299  AS-Q Duisberg Sgt F Sayles - A/B
3 Feb 1943 BK277  AS-T Hamburg Sgt F Sayles - A/B 29 Mar 1943 " Bochum Sgt F Sayles - A/B
Sgt S J Shippen - W/Op
4 Feb 1943 " Lorient " 3 Apr 1943 HZ314  AS-P minelaying "
18 Feb 1943 BK299  AS-Q minelaying " 4 Apr 1943 " Kiel "
21 Feb 1944 " sea search " 14 Apr 1943 " Stuttgart "
3 Mar 1943 " Hamburg Sgt E J Marsh - Nav 16 Apr 1943 " Mannheim "
5 Mar 1943 " Essen Sgt F Sayles - A/B 26 Apr 1943 " Duisberg "
9 Mar 1943 " minelaying " 28 Apr 1943 HE922  AS-S minelaying "
13/14 Mar 1943 " minelaying " 4 May 1943 HZ280  AS-Q Dortmund Sgt W C Mercy - Nav
16 Mar 1943 Z1726  AS-A minelaying " 12 May 1943 HE922  AS-S Duisburg Sgt C A Smith - Nav
               


Sgt Philip Raymond Hall

RAF  1312003

P R Hall


Pilot

photograph courtesy  Cressida Frampton
Wellington Mk III  AS-N  BK464

missing 11th April 1943 - tasking Frankfurt

believed crashed 1556 near petrol dock at French port of Le Havre
Other Crew Members


Sgt Tudor Lewis Edwards  RAF  966317 - Navigator

Sgt Harry Elliott  RAF  1435429 - Air Bomber

F/Sgt Reginald Leonard Castellari  RAF  631242 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Eric James Peacock  RAF  1295569 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   1st sortie - 3rd February 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
3 Feb 1943 BK139  AS-G Hamburg Sgt E Williams - Nav
Sgt R C Rogers - W/Op
12 Mar 1943 BK464  AS-N Essen W/O C W Stokes - Nav
F/Sgt R L Castellari - W/Op
7 Feb 1943 " Lorient " 26 Mar 1943 " Duisberg "
13 Feb 1943 BK361  AS-F Lorient W/O C W Stokes - Nav 29 Mar 1943 HE633  AS-J Bochum "
14 Feb 1943 BK464  AS-N Cologne " 3 Apr 1943 X3888  AS-? Hamburg "
16 Feb 1944 " Lorient " 5 Apr 1943 BK464  AS-N Essen Sgt J B Bayliss - A/B
21 Feb 1943 X3888  AS-? Sea Search Sgt E T Fouet - A/B 11 Apr 1943 " Frankfurt Sgt T L Lewis - Nav
9 Mar 1943 BK464  AS-N minelaying Sgt C W Stokes - Nav
F/Sgt R L Castellari - W/Op
      missing nothing heard after take-off
               


Flt. Sgt Vale John Largie Briggs

V J L Briggs


Pilot

RAAF  1312003
Other Crew Members


Sgt J. Christie  RAF  1825840 - Flight Engineer

Sgt R. A. Fraser  RAF  1605664 - Air Bomber

Sgt Kenneth William Fortune  RAF  1804914 - Navigator

Sgt. George A. Cearns  RAF  1605833 - Wireless Operator

Sgt F. Tucker  RAF  1420482 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt S. Pryce  RAF  1671693 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit - 5th March 1945 Notes:       Notes:
               
19 Mar 1945 NG255  AS-I Hanau   18 Apr 1945 RA589  AS-S Heligoland  
24 Mar 1945 ME746  AS-R2 Harpenerweg   22 Apr 1945 " Bremen  
27 Mar 1945 RA589  AS-S Paderborne   3 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
3 Apr 1945 " Nordhausen   4 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
4 Apr 1945 " Lützkendorf   10 May 1945 " Exodus  
9 Apr 1945 " Kiel   11 May 1945 ME446  AS-T Exodus  
10 Apr 1945 " Plauen          
               


Sgt Alec Charles Dean

RAF  1314016

A C Dean

Wireless Operator

photograph courtesy  Caroline Turner
Wellington Mk X  HF453  AS-X

missing 8th July 1943

Mine Laying Lorient area



this was their 1st sortie
Other Crew Members


Sgt Desmond Francis Scott  RNZAF  416173 - Pilot

Sgt Frederick Harold Shaw  RAF  1338184 - Navigator

Sgt Arthur Norman Taylor  RAF  1578977 - Air Bomber

Sgt David Walker Ellis  RAF  1233887 - Rear Gunner

Sgt Arthur Irving Stark ★ F/Sgt Harold Jackson Salisbury ★ Sgt Theodore Lafontaine

A I Stark

Sgt Arthur Irving Stark

RAF  1030871

Pilot



photograph courtesy  Find-A-Grave
H J Salisbury

F/Sgt Harold Jackson Salisbury

RCAF  R/97340

Air Bomber



photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
T Lafontaine

F/Sgt Theodore Lafontaine

RCAF  R/10542

Rear Gunner


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Wellington Mk X  HE244  AS-D

missing 4th May 1943

tasking Dortmund, Germany



this was their 2nd sortie
Other Crew Members


Sgt Dennis High  RAF  744714 - Navigator

Sgt James Arthur Beedim  RAF  1133751 - Wireless Operator


Sgt Ronald Harris Butler ★ Sgt David Gareth Rees ★ Sgt John Terrance Costello

R H Butler

Sgt Ronald Harris Butler

RCAF  R/11601

Air Bomber



photograph courtesy  Operation Picture Me
D G Rees

Sgt David Gareth Rees

RAF  R/11601

Flight Engineer



photograph courtesy  Gareth Rees
J T Costello

Sgt John Terrance Costello

RCAF  R/155334

Mid Upper Gunner


photograph courtesy  Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Lancaster Mk I  ED366  AS-C

missing 22nd October 1943

tasking Kassel, Germany



this was their 1st sortie
Other Crew Members


Sgt Kenneth Hurst  RAF  1078460 - Pilot

Sgt John Saffrey  RAF  1601078 - Navigator

Sgt Walter George Gamage  RAF  1393558 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Michael Monaghan  RAF  542252 - Rear Gunner


F/Sgt Richard Power Cantwell

RAAF  424964

R P Cantwell

Wireless Operator

photograph courtesy  Australian War Memorial
Lancaster Mk I  LM176  AS-X


Vikholt, Attenborough, Thompson, Fjormestad and Day

posted away 12.44

Cantwell died on active duty with 582 Sqdn. 15.3.1944

Pedan posted to Jenkins crew 3.12.1944


Other Crew Members


Lt Halivard Kjeli Vikholt  RNAF  1073 - Pilot

Sgt G. Attenborough  RAF  3010356 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt Arthur Maxwell Thompson  RAAF  425998 - Air Bomber

2nd/Lt Jan Fjormestad  RNAF  5615 - Navigator

Sgt Peter Day  RAF  2213761 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt J. E. Pedan  RAF  2211028 - Rear Gunner
               
Sorties »   posted into unit - 31st September 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
10 Sep 1944 PD239  AS-Z Le Havre Lt Vikholt 2nd Pilot with
F/O W P McElwain & crew
19 Oct 1944 LM176  AS-X Stuttgart  
12 Sep 1944 LM289  AS-Y Frankfurt   26 Oct 1944 " minelaying - Frisian Islands  
16 Sep 1944 " Steenwijk   28 Oct 1944 " Cologne  
17 Sep 1944 ED216  AS-W Biggekerke (Gun Site)   30 Oct 1944 " Cologne  
27 Sep 1944 NG115  AS-U Calais   31 Oct 1944 " Cologne  
3 Oct 1944 LM289  AS-Y Walcheren   4 Nov 1944 LM289  AS-Y Bochum  
5 Oct 1944 LM176  AS-X Saarbrücken   6 Nov 1944 LM176  AS-X Gelsenkirchen  
7 Oct 1944 LM289  AS-Y Emmerich   21 Nov 1944 PD397  AS-S2 Aschaffenburg  
11 Oct 1944 " Fort Frederik Hendrik   27 Nov 1944 LM176  AS-X Frieburg  
14 Oct 1944 LM176  AS-X Duisburg   29 Nov 1944 " Dortmund