RAF 166 Squadron



Individuals - 166 Squadron Photographs


Sgt James Ivan Wilson

RCAF R/186325
J I M Wilson

Mid Upper Gunner
missing 1st sortie 20 October 1943

Lancaster Mk III

LM312 AS-K
Other Crew Members

Sgt Donald Bartley  RAF 1321459 - Pilot

Sgt Leslie Arthur Steele  RAF  1419176 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt George Rodney Alexander Walkem  RCAF  R/146393 - Air Bomber

Sgt Cecil Arthur Maskell  RAF  1601545 - Navigator

Sgt Edward Frederick Barham  RAF  1319073 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Graham Read  RAF  1671157 - Rear Gunner


P/O Robert Samuel Leslie Christie

RCAF J/42699
R S L Christie

Air Bomber
posted to 166 Sqdn. 26.2.1945

last sortie 11.5.1945
Other Crew Members

P/O T. P. Hanes  RCAF J/92449 - Pilot

Sgt Cyril Burton  RAF  1864635 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt J. Master  RCAF  R/205132 - Navigator

Sgt J. R. Menaghan  RAF  1589458 - Wireless Operator

Sgt G. H. Black  RCAF  R/278813 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt W. D. Hull  RCAF  R/176984 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted in 26th February 1945 Notes:       Notes:
               
12 Mar 1945 NG114  AS-S Dortmund  
24 Apr 1945 NG165  AS-J Berchtesgaden  
13 Mar 1945 NG255  AS-I Erin Benzol Plant   29 Apr 1945 " Manna 1A  
15 Mar 1945 PA234  AS-M Misburg   1 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
22 Mar 1945 NG165  AS-J Hildesheim   2 May 1945 "          "  
25 Mar 1945 RF211  AS-M Hannover   3 May 1945 "          "  
3 Apr 1945 NG165  AS-J Nordhausen   4 May 1945 "          "  
14 Apr 1945 NG255  AS-I Potsdam   7 May 1944 "          "  
18 Apr 1945 NG165  AS-J Heligoland   10 May 1945 " Exodus  
22 Apr 1945 " Bremen   11 May 1945 " Exodus  
               


Sgt Ivan Keith Doncaster

1582238
I K Doncaster

Mid Upper Gunner
posted to 166 Sqdn. 21.9.1943

Missing 22/23/ October 1943
Other Crew Members

F/Lt Charles Neville Hammond  DFC  RAF 131082 - Pilot

Sgt Arthur Iden Pilbeam  RAF  1864635 - Flight Engineer  - survived became POW

F/O Roy Elkington Ault  RAF  134675 - Air Bomber

M/S John M.Walton  USAAF  10601391 - Navigator

Sgt Edward Ellis Jones  RAF  158408 - Wireless Operator

F/O Victor George Deacon  RAF  139373 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted in from 103 Sqdn. - 21.9.1943 Notes:
       
29 Sept 1943 EE196  AS-S Bochum  
1 Oct 1943 " Hagen  
2 Oct 1943 " Munich  
4 Oct 1943 " Ludwigshaven  
7 Oct 1943 " Stuttgart  
8 Oct 1943 " Hannover  
20 Oct 1943 " Leipzig  
22 Oct 1943 " Kassel missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt Leslie Wood DFM

1534184
L Wood

Air Bomber
posted to 166 Sqdn. 23.9.1943

tour expired 9 January 1944
Other Crew Members

W/O Eric Phillips  RAF 1383901 - Pilot

Sgt Walter Snow  RAF  1500132 - Flight Engineer

Sgt Kenneth Percy Osmond  RAF  1333039 - Wireless Operator

Sgt J. T. Coupe  RAF  1542356 - Navigator

Sgt Vincent Dunbar Burrell DFM  RAF  1600180 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt R. P. Kinsella  RCAF  R/108257 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   1st sortie 23rd September 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
23 Sep 1943 DV220  AS-J Mannheim  
4 Nov 1943 JA712  AS-G Dusseldorf Sgt Bell - MUG
27 Sep 1943 " Hannover   11 Nov 1943 " Modane F/O Cursley - 2nd Pilot
29 Sep 1943 " Bochum   18 Nov 1943 " Berlin  
1 Oct 1943 " Hagenm   22 Nov 1943 " Berlin Sgt K B Renalt - 2nd Pilot
2 Oct 1943 " Munich   23 Nov 1943 " Berlin  
4 Oct 1943 " Ludwigshaven   26 Nov 1943 " Berlin  
7 Oct 1943 " Stuttgart   16 Dec 1943 " Berlin  
8 Oct 1943 " Hannover   20 Dec 1943 " Frankfurt  
18 Oct 1943 " Hannover   23 Dec 1943 " Berlin  
               


F/O John Trevor Lambourne

154681
J T Lambourne

Air Bomber
posted to 166 Sqdn. 5.11.1944

tour expired 9 January 1944
Other Crew Members

F/Lt G. Thompson  RCAF J/22351 - Pilot

Sgt Archibald Trevor Gilchrist  RAF  3020617 - Flight Engineer

F/O William Francis Riley  DFC  RCAF  1542356 - Navigator

P/O George McLean  RAF  175550 - Wireless Operator

Sgt John Ward Inman  RCAF  R/219755 - Mid Upper Gunner

(died 24.3.1945 with F/O C A Defraige and crew)

Sgt W. J. Hanna  RCAF  R/255239 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 5 November 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
11 Nov 1944 ND635  AS-M Dortmund  
4 Apr 1945 ME297 AS-O Lutzkendorf  
16 Nov 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Düren Sgt L Anderson - MUG 14 Feb 1945 PA231  AS-J2 Chemnitz Sgt W C Hilder - 2nd Pilot
Sgt J W Inman - MUG
18 Nov 1944 " Wanne-Eickel Sgt C Knox - MUG 20 Feb 1945 " Dortmund Sgt J W Inman - MUG
21 Nov 1944 " Aschaffenburg Sgt J W Inman - MUG 23 Feb 1945 " Pforzheim "
6 Dec 1944 ME647  AS-J Merseburg Leuna " 7 Mar 1945 NN707  AS-K2 Dessau "
12 Dec 1944 ME297  AS-Q Essen Sgt J E Pedan - MUG 8 Mar 1945 PA231  AS-J2 Kassel Sgt R A Hales - MUG
15 Dec 1944 NG304  AS-T Ludwigshafen Sgt J W Inman - MUG 11 Mar 1945 " Essen F/O J N West - MUG
17 Dec 1944 ME297  AS-Q Ulm " 12 Mar 1945 " Dortmund "
22 Dec 1944 ME647  AS-J Koblenz " 13 Mar 1945 " Erin Benzol Plant F/O B L Trimble - MUG
28 Dec 1944 PB153  AS-O Mönchengladbach " 19 Mar 1945 " Hanau Sgt D A Cherrie - MUG
29 Dec 1944 " Scholven/Buer " 21 Mar 1945 " Bremen F/Sgt J W Inman
2 Jan 1945 " Nuremberg Sgt R A Hales - MUG 22 Mar 1945 " Hildesheim F/Sgt S G Reeve - MUG
5 Jan 1945 " Hannover F/Sgt H I Scott - MUG 24 Mar 1945 " Harpenerweg "
22 Jan 1945 " Duisburg(Hamborn) F/Sgt H I Scott - MUG
F/Lt A McCartney - A/B
27 Mar 1945 " Paderborn "
28 Jan 1945 ME642  AS-J2 Stuttgart F/Sgt L J Denny - MUG 31 Mar 1945 " Hamburg "
1 Feb 1945 PB153  AS-O Ludwigshafen Sgt J Robinson - MUG 3 Apr 1945 " Nordhausen "
2 Feb 1945 PB365  AS-X Wiesbaden " 4 Apr 1945 " Lützkendorf F/Sgt S G Reeve - MUG
F/O J A Lucus - 2nd Pilot
7 Feb 1945 PB153  AS-O Kleve F/Lt K Winstanley - MUG        
               


F/O Gordon Bruce Hoddle

RAAF  413156
G B Hoddle

Pilot
1st sortie 4.10.1943

posted to 550 Sqdn. - 1.11.1944

died on active duty 550 Sqdn. - 25.2.1944
Other Crew Members

Sgt Dennis Peter Dingle  RAF  1604425 - Flight Engineer  - survived became POW

P/O John William Bryan  RAF  143853 - Air Bomber

Sgt E. W. Hunt  RAF  ??????? - Navigator

Sgt Stanley George Hubbard  RAF  133708 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt James Kenneth Boothroyd  RAF  1359010 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Thomas Frederick Quine  RAF  1524562 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   1st sortie - 4.10.1943 Notes:
       
4 Oct 1943 JB145  AS-D Ludwigshaven  
7 Oct 1943 LM341  AS-B Stuttgart  
8 Oct 1943 " Hannover  
18 Oct 1943 JB157  AS-? Hannover  
20 Oct 1943 JB145  AS-D Leipzig  
22 Oct 1943 " Kassel Sgt K M Fairbairn - Nav
       


W/O Clive Arthur Cox

RAF 778769
C A Cox

Pilot
1st sortie - 8.10.1943

missing - 3.12.1943


tasking Berlin
Other Crew Members

Sgt Thomas Lafferty  RAF  155060 - Flight Engineer

Sgt Frederick Albert Charles Efemey  RAF  1320283 - Navigator

Sgt Raymnond Algernon Reeves Smith  RAF  1335530 - Air Bomber

Sgt Donald Ernest Edmond Pitcher  RAF  1315805 - Wireless Operator  - survived became POW

Sgt Stanley James Pope  RAF  1431087 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Ebenezer Ray Claxton  RAF  1217763 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   1st sortie - 8.10.1943 Notes:
       
8 Oct 1943 DV310  AS-R Hannover  
18 Oct 1943 " Hannover  
20 Oct 1943 " Leipzig  
3 Nov 1943 " Düsseldorf  
18 Nov 1943 JB142  AS-P2 Berlin  
22 Oct 1943 " Berlin Sgt H J Beattie - A/B
2 Dec 1943 JB145  AS-D Berlin P/O R F Denny - A/B
      missing nothing heard after take-off
       

F/Lt Arthur Percy Gainsford DFC, AFC ★ F/Sgt Walter Rex Williams

A P Gainsford

F/Lt Arthur Percy Gainsford DFC, AFC

RNZAF R/106742

Pilot
L Wood

F/Sgt Walter Rex Williams

RAAF 437894

Navigator
posted to 166 Sqdn. 27.7.1944



posted to 550 Sqdn. 9.1944




photographs courtesy  Tony Gainsford
Other Crew Members


F/O Frank Gordon Kitson  RAF 160588 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt John Henry Frank Rowe  RAF  1323936 - Air Bomber

W/O Frank Edward Barrett  RAF  1360055 - Wireless Operator

F/O H. G. Cook  RCAF  J/14080 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt G. H. Davidson  RCAF  R/25227 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 27 July 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
3 Aug 1944 PB242  AS-E Trossy-St-Maximin  
26 Aug 1944 ME746  AS-C Kiel  
4 Aug 1944 ME746  AS-C Pauillac   29 Aug 1944 " Stettin  
7 Aug 1944 " Fortenay Le Marmion   31 Aug 1944 " Agenville  
15 Aug 1944 " Leculot   5 Sep 1944 LM722  AS-D Le Havre  
16 Aug 1944 " Stettin   6 Sep 1944 PD224  AS-A Le Havre F/Lt A E Jones - 2nd Pilot
25 Aug 1944 " Rüsselsheim   10 Sep 1944 LM722  AS-D Le Havre  
               


Sgt Norman Thompson Edmondson

J/87276
N T Edmondson

Mid Upper Gunner
posted to 166 Sqdn. 20.10.1943

posted to 156 Sqdn. 20.2.1944
Other Crew Members

F/Sgt Leslie Lindley  RAF 161549 - Pilot  - became POW 30.3.1944 with 156 Sqdn.

Sgt Ronald Thomas Harper  RAF  167245 - Flight Engineer

Sgt J. E. Atkins  RAF  ?????? - Air Bomber

F/O John Waite Henry  RAF  136057 - Navigator

Sgt John Esprey Bates  RAF  136057 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Dennis Bertram Bloomfield  RAF  914304 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 20 October 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
18 Nov 1943 ED327  AS-B2 Berlin  
2 Jan 1944 ND401  AS-D Berlin Sgt J Holden - A/B
22 Nov 1943 " Berlin   5 Jan 1944 " Stettin "
23 Nov 1943 " Berlin Sgt Osborne - A/B
Sgt D Bernard - R/G
14 Jan 1944 " Brunswick  
3 Dec 1943 LM392  AS-Q Berlin " 20 Jan 1944 " Berlin Sgt S Cole - F/E
Sgt R G Leevers - A/B
16 Dec 1943 R5552  AS-P2 Berlin Sgt F J Hughes - A/B
Sgt A Ross - R/G
21 Jan 1944 " Magdeburg "
29 Dec 1943 JA712  AS-G Berlin F/Sgt Burnett - 2nd Pilot
Sgt A Binder - W/Op
27 Jan 1944 " Berlin Sgt R G Leevers - A/B
1 Jan 1944 ND401  AS-D Berlin   28 Jan 1944 " Berlin "
              posted to 156 Sqdn 20.2.1944
               


Sgt Brian Francis Kerr

1143474
B F Kerr

Navigator
posted to 166 Sqdn. 27.1.1943
Other Crew Members

Sgt William Henry Etherton  DFC  RAF 1147212 - Pilot

F/Sgt Reginald Ernest Franklyn  RAF  177331 - Air Bomber

P/O Henry McGhie  RAF  129456 - Wireless Operator

Sgt D. A. Collins  RAF  ?????? - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 27 January 1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
1 Jan 1943 BK361  AS-F Lorient  
26 Apr 1943 HE742  AS-F minelaying Sgt A E E Graveley - W/Op
3 Feb 1943 " Hamburg   4 May 1943 " Dortmund Sgt R R Burton - 2nd Pilot
Sgt A E E Graveley - W/Op
28 Feb 1943 X3888  AS-? minelaying   25 May 1943 " Dortmund Sgt A E E Graveley - W/Op
3 Mar 1943 BK361  AS-F Hamburg Sgt D McDonald - W/Op 27 May 1943 " Düsseldorf "
5 Mar 1943 " Essen Sgt J K Somers - W/Op 29 May 1944 " Wuppertal "
12 Mar 1943 " Essen Sgt A E E Graveley - W/Op 11 Jun 1943 " Düsseldorf "
16 Mar 1943 " minelaying P/O H McGhie - posted Gunnery Duties
17.3.1943
21 Jun 1943 " Krefeld "
3 Apr 1943 BK459  AS-O minelaying Sgt J K Somers - W/Op 22 Jun 1943 " minelaying "
6 Apr 1943 BK361  AS-F minelaying Sgt A E E Graveley - W/Op 24 Jun 1943 " Wuppertal "
10 Apr 1943 Z1726  AS-A Frankfurt " 8 Jul 1943 " minelaying "
14 Apr 1943 HE699  AS-M Stuttgart " 13 Jul 1943 " Aachen "
15 Apr 1943 BK361  AS-F minelaying   27 Jul 1943 " Hamburg "
16 Apr 1943 HE742  AS-F Duisburg " 29 Jul 1943 " Hamburg "
              tour expired
              P/O W H Etherton posted 30 OTU
Sgt A E E Graveley posted 83 OTU
               


Sgt David Alletson ★ Sgt Ernest John Martin ★ Sgt Robert Luke Brown

D Alletson

Sgt David Alletson

RAF 1636429

Flight Engineer


survived became POW
E J Martin

Sgt Ernest John Martin

RAF 1469537

Wireless Operator


survived became POW
R L Brown

Sgt Robert Luke Brown

RCAF R/197323

Mid Upper Gunner


survived became POW


photograph courtesy  Elgin County Archives
posted to 166 Sqdn. 23.1.1944



missing  30.1.1944




flew only 2 sorties
Other Crew Members


P/O James Findley Tosh  RAF 169915 - Pilot

Sgt Reginald Arthur Morris  RAF  1399831 - Air Bomber

Sgt Frederick Hugh Mosen  RAF  1396082 - Navigator

Sgt Richard Walton  RAF  2208979 - Rear Gunner


Sgt Sydney Strettle James ★ Sgt Charles Leslie Cullen ★ F/Sgt Jack James Lewis McDonnell


Sgt Reuben Victor Trafford ★ Sgt Albert Simpson

S S James

Sgt Sydney Strettle James

RAF 1869987

Flight Engineer
C L Cullen

Sgt Charles Leslie Cullen

RAF 1439614

Air Bomber
J J L McDonnell

F/Sgt Jack James Lewis McDonnell

RAAF 428340

Navigator
J J L McDonnell

F/Sgt Jack James Lewis McDonnell

RAAF 428340

Navigator
R V Trafford

Sgt Reuben Victor Trafford

RAF 638898

Mid Upper Gunner
A Simpson

Sgt Albert Simpson

RAF 123641

Rear Gunner
posted to 166 Sqdn. 1.9.1944

to 153 Sqdn. - 7.10.1944

missing 153 Sqdn. - 23.1.1945




photographs courtesy  Aircrew Remembered
Other Crew Members


F/Lt Alan Edgar Jones  RAF 47423 - Pilot

Sgt D. L. Williams  RAF  1451161 - Wireless Operator

       
Sorties »   posted into unit - 1.9.1944 Notes:
       
20 Sep 1944 JB297  AS-A2 Sangatte  
25 Sep 1944 ME746  AS-C Calais  
26 Sep 1944 " Calais  
27 Sep 1944 " Calais  
5 Oct 1944 " Saabrucken  
      posted to 153 Sqdn. - 7.10.1944
      KIA 23.1.1945 - 153 Sqdn.
       

P/O William Lawrence Shirley ★ F/Sgt Colin James Mitchell

W L Shirley

P/O William Lawrence Shirley

RNZAF 424529

Pilot
C J Mitchell

F/Sgt Colin James Mitchell

RAAF 417981

Wireless Operator
posted to 166 Sqdn. 22.7.1944

missing 582 Sqdn. - 23.9.1944
Other Crew Members


Sgt Desmond Charles Evans  RAF 1836534 - Flight Engineer

Sgt Duncan Lewis Thomas Smith  RAF 1389708 - Air Bomber

Sgt Frank David Hill  RAF 1132036 - Navigator

Sgt N. W. Sykes  RAF  1596138 - Mid Upper Gunner

F/O George John Burch  RAF  159512 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted into unit - 22.7.1944 Notes:
       
28 Jul 1944 NE113  AS-H Stuttgart Sgt G B McGhee - A/B
30 Jul 1944 " Cahagnes "
10 Aug 1944 ME746  AS-C Dugny "
11 Aug 1944 PD224  AS-A Duval Sgt D L T Smith - A/B
15 Aug 1944 PB242  AS-E Leculot "
      posted to 582 Sqdn. - 8.1944
      KIA 23.9.1945 - 582 Sqdn.
       

F/Sgt John Adam Folkard ★ P/O Arthur Stephen Saunders

J A Folkard

F/Sgt John Adam Folkard

RAAF 424751

Wireless Operator
A S Saunders

P/O Arthur Stephen Saunders

RAAF 424113

Pilot
photographs courtesy  National Archives of Australia
Other Crew Members


Sgt T. H. Bissett  RAF 1827552 - Flight Engineer

Sgt R. N. Gould  RAF 1397885 - Air Bomber

Sgt E. A. Williams  RAF 1607755 - Navigator

Sgt A. R. Caldwell  RAF  1876964 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt G. Heap  RAF  1699973 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 3rd January 1945 Notes:       Notes:
               
13 Feb 1945 PD335  AS-K Dresden  
3 Apr 1945 ME297  AS-Q Nordhausen F/O F E Arscott - 2nd Pilot
20 Feb 1945 ND506  AS-L2 Dortmund   4 Apr 1945 " Lützkendorf  
21 Feb 1945 PA234  AS-M Duisburg   9 Apr 1945 " Kiel F/O W A Holt- 2nd Pilot
23 Feb 1945 " Pforzheim   10 Apr 1945 " Plauen  
14 Mar 1945 " Dortmund   14 Apr 1945 " Potsdam F/O R Baker - 2nd Pilot
13 Mar 1945 ME297  AS-Q Erin Benzol Plant   18 Apr 1945 " Heligoland  
15 Mar 1945 " Misburg   30 Apr 1945 " Supply Dropping  
16 Mar 1945 " Nuremberg (bombed Freiburg last resort)   1 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
19 Mar 1945 " Hanau   2 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
21 Mar 1945 " Bremen   3 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
22 Mar 1945 " Hildesheim   7 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
24 Mar 1945 " Harpenerweg   10 May 1945 " Exodus  
27 Mar 1945 " Paderborn   11 May 1945 " Exodus  
              tour expired
               


W/O John Harding Carroll ★ F/Sgt Reginald Turner

J H Carroll

W/O John Harding Carroll

RAAF 416243

Air Bomber
R Turner

F/Sgt Reginald Turner

RAAF 417535

Mid Upper Gunner
photographs courtesy  National Archives of Australia
Other Crew Members


F/Lt David Ponsford White  DFC  RAF 62017 - Pilot

Sgt William George Angles  RAF 1893084 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt Edward Alexander Cook  RAAF 419257 - Navigator

Sgt H. A. Young  RAF  1317083 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt Kenneth Arthur Goodan  RAAF  417477 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted into unit - 25th May 1944 Notes:
       
10 Jun 1944 ND628  AS-Y Acheres Sgt D Davy - W/Op
14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre Sgt H Paton - W/Op
16 Jun 1944 LL896  AS-R Sterkrade/Holten Sgt J M Moore - W/Op
17 Jun 1944 ND628  AS-Y Aulnoye Railway Bridge Sgt K A Ager - W/Op
23 Jun 1944 " Saintes Sgt T G P Cruickshank - W/Op
24 Jun 1944 " Flers "
2 Jul 1944 " Domleger "
      detached to Special Duties Flight
No 1 Group
      Jul 1944
       

F/Sgt Keith Grayson Groves ★ F/Sgt Ronald Robert Selkirk

K G Groves

F/Sgt Keith Grayson Groves

RAAF 425695

Pilot
R R Selkirk

F/Sgt Ronald Robert Selkirk

RAAF 419059

Air Bomber
photographs courtesy  National Archives of Australia
Other Crew Members


Sgt E. Clay  RAF 1697884 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt Neil Donald McDonnell  RAAF 426662 - Navigator

F/Sgt Harry Bernard Joseph Kirby  RAAF 419185 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt Wilfred Cecil Healy  RAAF  426975 - Mid Upper Gunner

F/Sgt W. H. J. Foot  RAF  1667173 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 6th August 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
12 Aug 1944 LM550  AS-B Bordeaux  
10 Sep 1944 NE113  AS-H Le Havre  
14 Aug 1944 ME746  AS-O Pontaine Le Pin   12 Sep 1944 " Frankfurt  
15 Aug 1944 ME835  AS-T Leculot   16 Sep 1944 JB297  AS-A2 Steenwuk/Havetle  
16 Aug 1944 ND757  AS-L Stettin   17 Sep 1944 NF986  AS-? Biggerke  
18 Aug 1944 PB242  AS-E Reime   23 Sep 1944 JB297  AS-A2 Neuss  
29 Aug 1944 NE170  AS-I Stettin   25 Sep 1944 " Calais  
5 Sep 1944 LM289  AS-Y Le Havre   26 Sep 1944 PD224  AS-A2 Calais  
6 Sep 1944 LM722  AS-D Le Havre   28 Sep 1944 NE113  AS-H Calais  
8 Sep 1944 " Le Havre         posted to 153 Sqdn. - 7.10.1944
               


F/Sgt Albert Irving Wiggins ★ F/Sgt Jack Pearce Sparkes

A I Wiggins

F/Sgt Albert Irving Wiggins

RAAF 410112

Pilot
J P Sparkes

F/Sgt Jack Pearce Sparkes

RAAF 410744

Navigator
photographs courtesy  National Archives of Australia
Other Crew Members


Sgt E. Clay  RAF 1697884 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt Neil Donald McDonnell  RAAF 426662 - Navigator

F/Sgt Harry Bernard Joseph Kirby  RAAF 419185 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt Wilfred Cecil Healy  RAAF  426975 - Mid Upper Gunner

F/Sgt W. H. J. Foot  RAF  1667173 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 22nd February Notes:       Notes:
               
1 Mar 1944 ME624  AS-X Stuttgart  
9 May 1944 ND579  AS-Y Mardyck Sg A C Trotter - W/Op
19 Mar 1944 ND579  AS-Y Frankfurt   11 May 1944 " Hasselt "
22 Mar 1944 " Frankfurt   12 May 1944 " minelaying(Heligoland) "
24 Mar 1944 " Berlin   24 May 1944 NE113  AS-H Aachen "
26 Mar 1944 ME627  AS-Z Essen   2 Jun 1944 " Calais "
30 Mar 1944 ND579  AS-Y Nuremberg   3 Jun 1944 " Boulogne "
11 Apr 1944 " Aachen F/Sgt E Ridout - W/Op 5 Jun 1944 " Cherbourg "
20 Apr 1944 " Cologne " 6 Jun 1944 " Acheres "
22 Apr 1944 " Düsseldorf Sgt R C H Kirk - W/Op 12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen "
23 Apr 1944 LM521  AS-F minelaying(Baltic Sea) Sgt A C Trotter - W/Op 14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre F/O R E Squires - F/E
Sgt A C Trotter - W/Op
S/Ldr M Stockdale - 2nd Pilot
26 Apr 1944 ND579  AS-Y Essen " 17 Jun 1944 " Aulnoye railway bridge F/O R E Squires - F/E
Sgt A C Trotter - W/Op
30 Apr 1944 " Maintenon Sgt E Ridout - W/Op 28 Jun 1944 " Chateau Berapre Sgt A C Trotter - W/Op
1 May 1944 " Lyons Sgt A C Trotter - W/Op 29 Jun 1944 " Domleger "
3 May 1944 " Mailly " 30 Jun 1944 " Oisemont "
6 May 1944 " Aubigne " 2 Jul 1944 " Domleger "
              tour expired - 13.7.1944
               


F/Sgt Edward Alan Sproule

RCAF  R/92104
E A Sproule

Navigator
1st sortie 21.5.1943

died on active duty - 26.5.1943
Other Crew Members

Sgt Roy Batterbee  RAF  1432288 - Pilot

Sgt Alfred Joseph Railton  RAF  1476472 - Air Bomber

Sgt Jack Thomas Francis  RAF  1269078 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Kenneth Mackintosh  RAF  1515864 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   1st sortie - 21.5.1943 Notes:
       
21 May 1943 HE655  AS-D minelaying  
25 May 1943 ?????  AS-? Sea Search  
26 May 1943 HE235  AS-H Dusseldorf  
       
      F/Sgt E A Sproule with Sgt Westwood & Crew - 13.5.1943
      Sgt K Mackintosh with Sgt Lowe & Crew - 23.5.1943
       


F/Sgt Walter McEllister Leonard

W E Leonard

F/Sgt Walter Ellister Leonard

RAAF 422277

Navigator
photographs courtesy  National Archives of Australia
Other Crew Members


P/O Ian George Nicklin  RNZAF 424503 - Pilot

Sgt Gordon Thomas Topham  RAF 3005086 - Flight Engineer

Sgt A. Witts  RAF 1397913 - Air Bomber

F/Sgt Allan William Kellaway  RAAF A23438 - Wireless Operator

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

Sgt Frank Thomas Webb  RAF  2220788 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 25th September 1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
7 Oct 1944 PD335  AS-K Emmerich  
28 Dec 1944 ND405  AS-C Mӧnchengladbach  
19 Oct 1944 ND506  AS-F Stuttgart   29 Dec 1944 NG254  AS-A2 Scholven/Buer  
25 Oct 1944 PD365  AS-E Essen   2 Jan 1945 " Nuremberg  
28 Oct 1944 LM687  AS-N Cologne   5 Jan 1945 " Hannover "
30 Oct 1944 NG255  AS-I Cologne   6 Jan 1945 " minelaying - Baltic ports  
31 Oct 1944 PD384  AS-H Cologne   22 Jan 1945 " Duisburg(Hamborn)  
2 Nov 1944 " Düsseldorf   1 Feb 1945 " Lugwigshafen  
4 Nov 1944 " Bochum   2 Feb 1945 " Wiesbaden  
6 Nov 1944 ND405  AS-C Gelsenkirchen   7 Feb 1945 " Kleve  
9 Nov 1944 ME318  AS-E Wanne-Eickel   8 Feb 1945 " Pӧlitz  
11 Nov 1944 " Dortmund   13 Feb 1945 " Dresden  
16 Nov 1944 " Düren   14 Feb 1945 PA179  AS-A Chemnitz  
18 Nov 1944 " Wanne-Eickel   1 Mar 1945 " Mannheim  
27 Nov 1944 " Freiburg   5 Mar 1945 NG254  AS-A2 Chemnitz P/O J S Bell - 2nd Pilot
6 Dec 1944 PB635  AS-G Merseburg Leuna   7 Mar 1945 " Dessau  
12 Dec 1944 NG255  AS-I Essen   8 Mar 1945 " Kassel  
15 Dec 1944 NN763  AS-C2 Ludwigshafen   11 Mar 1945 " Essen  
17 Dec 1944 ND707  AS-E Ulmn   12 Mar 1944 " Dortmund  
21 Dec 1944 NG255  AS-I minelaying - Kattegat          
              tour expired
               


Sgt Peter Murray ★ F/Sgt Wintfred Patten Harrison

P Murray

Sgt Peter Murray

RAF 658857

Air Bomber
W P Harrison

F/Sgt Wintfred Patten Harrison

RAAF 413652

Wireless Operator


photograph courtesy  National Archives of Australia
posted to 166 Sqdn. 24.12.1943



missing  3.1.1944 tasking Berlin

Lancaster Mk I  W4780  AS-B2


crews 1st sortie
Other Crew Members


Sgt Geoffrey Firth  RAF 999710 - Pilot

Sgt Edward Ashley Oldham  RAF  1582625 - Flight Engineer

Sgt James Birthwhistle  RAF  993153 - Navigator

Sgt John Hamilton  RAF  1822772 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Harold Frederick Hales  RAF  1541335 - Rear Gunner


F/Sgt Raymond Arthur King

R A King

F/Sgt Raymond Arthur King

RNZAF 427512

Pilot
Other Crew Members


Sgt L. T. Miles  RAF 1837209 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt C. N. Silvester  RNZAF 1397913 - Air Bomber

F/Sgt B. J. Scannell  RNZAF 429207 - Navigator

F/Sgt Ross Sangster Davidson  RNZAF  424078 - Wireless Operator

Sgt A. D. E. Greenslade  RAF  3025699 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt D. McTiernan  RAF  1901251 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit 10th January 1945 Notes:       Notes:
               
14 Jan 1945 NN763  AS-F Merseburg Leuna F/Sgt R A King - 2nd Pilot
with F/O W C Martin & crew
10 Apr 1945 ND857  AS-G Plauen  
2 Feb 1945 ME447  AS-B2 Wiesbaden   14 Apr 1945 " Potsdam  
3 Feb 1945 NG115  AS-U Bottrop-Weiheim   18 Apr 1945 " Heligoland  
7 Feb 1945 ND857  AS-G Kleve   22 Apr 1945 " Bremen  
8 Feb 1944 " Politz   25 Apr 1945 " Berchtesgaden F/Sgt Barlow - 2nd Pilot
13 Feb 1945 " Dresden   30 Apr 1945 " Supply Dropping  
21 Feb 1945 NN707  AS-K2 Duisburg   1 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
23 Feb 1945 ND857  AS-G Pforzheim   3 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
2 Mar 1945 " Cologne F/O F M Shears - A/B
F/Sgt K Lythgoe - W/Op
3 May 1945 " Supply Dropping  
5 Mar 1945 " Chemnitz F/Sgt J Blundell - A/B 4 May 1945 PD310  AS-C2 Supply Dropping  
3 Apr 1945 " Nordhausen   7 May 1945 ND857  AS-G Supply Dropping  
4 Apr 1945 " Lutzkendorf   8 Mar 1945 " Supply Dropping  
9 Apr 1945 " Kiel   26 May 1945 " Exodus  
              tour expired