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 into 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. E. Menaghan  RCAF  J/42699 - Wireless Operator

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

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

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 26.2.1945 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 into 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 Murray 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 into 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 23.8.1943 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 ★ Sgt Archibald Dugal Gilchrist

J T Lambourne

F/O John Trevor Lambourne

RAF 154681

Air Bomber
A D Gilchrist

Sgt Archibald Dugal Gilchrist

RAF 3020617

Flight Engineer


photograph courtesy  John Gilchrist
posted into Sqdn. - 5.11.1944

tour expired 9 January 1944
Other Crew Members

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

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 Sqdn. - 5.11.1944 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
MUG
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, DSO ★ F/Sgt Walter Rex Williams

A P Gainsford

F/Lt Arthur Percy Gainsford DFC, AFC, DSO

RNZAF 402863

Pilot
W R Williams

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 Sqdn. - 27.7.1944 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 Sqdn. - 20.10.1943 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 Sqdn. - 27.1.1943 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
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 Derek Llewellyn Williams  RAF  1451161 - Wireless Operator

       
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 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 Sqdn. - 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 Thomas Hillyard Bissett  RAF 1827552 - Flight Engineer

Sgt Richard Norman Gould  RAF 1397885 - Air Bomber

Sgt Eric Williams  RAF 1607755 - Navigator

Sgt Allan Roy Caldwell  RAF  1876964 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt G. Heap  RAF  1699973 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 3.1.1945 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 ★ F/Sgt Edward Alexander Cook

J H Carroll

W/O John Harding Carroll

RAAF 416243

Air Bomber
R Turner

F/Sgt Reginald Turner

RAAF 417535

Mid Upper Gunner
E A Cook

F/Sgt Edward Alexander Cook 

RAAF 419257

Navigator
Other Crew Members


F/Lt David Ponsford White  DFC  RAF 62017 - Pilot

Sgt William George Angles  RAF 1893084 - Flight Engineer

Sgt Harold Albert Young  RAF  1317083 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt Kenneth Arthur Goodan  RAAF  417477 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 25.5.1944 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 Ernest 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 William Henry James Foot  RAF  1667173 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 6.8.1944 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 William Henry James Foot  RAF  1667173 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 22.2.1944 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 13.5.1943

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:
       
13 May 1943 HE535  AS-H Bochem F/Sgt E A Sproule with Sgt Westwood & Crew
21 May 1943 HE655  AS-D minelaying  
25 May 1943 ?????  AS-? Sea Search  
26 May 1943 HE235  AS-H Dusseldorf  
      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 Arthur Witts  RAF 1397913 - Air Bomber

F/Sgt Allan William Kellaway  RAAF A23438 - Wireless Operator

Sgt George William Cosby  RAF  1291707 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Frank Thomas Webb  RAF  2220788 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 25.9.1944 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 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 Leslie Thomas Miles  RAF 1837209 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt C. N. Silvester  RNZAF 428160 - Air Bomber

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

F/Sgt Ross Sangster Davidson  RNZAF  424078 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Ronald Clifford Greenslade  RAF  3025699 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Felix McTiernan  RAF  1901251 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 10.1.1945 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


F/Sgt Edward Sharrott Brown ★ F/O Frank Edward Claydon

E S Brown

F/Sgt Edward Sharrott Brown

RAF 1322611

Navigator


photographs courtesy  Fleur Pearson
F E Claydon

F/O Frank Edward Claydon

RAF 130537

Air Bomber
Other Crew Members


W/Cdr Colin Scragg  MBE  AFC    RAF 36121 - Pilot  survived became POW

Sgt Douglas Alan Abbott  RAF 1804051 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt Herbert Fewster  RAF 1133610 - Wireless Operator

W/O Albert Edward Barnes  RAF  54095 - Mid Upper Gunner

F/Sgt David Robert Taylor  RAF  1322386 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   1st sortie - 2.1.1944 Notes:
       
2 Jan 1944 LM390  AS-F Berlin Sgt R E W Cheeseman
F/E
14 Jan 1944 DV404  AS-S Brunswick missing nothing heard after take-off
       


Sgt Edwin Morgan Lloyd Davies ★ Sgt John Joel Robshaw ★ W/O John Edwin Thomas  DFC


Sgt Wilfred O'Malley

E M L Davies

Sgt Edwin Morgan Lloyd Davies

  RAF 1322695

  Wireless Operator

survived became POW
J J Robshaw

Sgt John Joel Robshaw

  RAF 1803065

  Flight Engineer

survived became POW

photographs courtesy  Stichting Luchtoorlog Onderzoek Drenthe
J E Thomas

W/O John Edwin Thomas  DFC

  RAF 31028690

  Pilot

survived became POW

W O'Malley

Sgt Wilfred O'Malley

  RAF 1430879

  Rear Gunner

KIA
Other Crew Members


Sgt Douglas James Edwards  RAF 1419697 - Air Bomber  survived became POW

Sgt William George Bell  RAF 1487393 - Navigator  survived became POW

Sgt Arthur Victor Collins  DFM  RAF  625920 - Mid Upper Gunner  KIA

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 21.9.1943 Notes:       Notes:
               
23 Sep 1943 ED993  AS-? Mannheim  
20 Oct 1943 DV247  AS-F Leipzig Sgt K Hurst - F/E
F/O E J Kryskow - A/B
27 Sep 1943 DV247  AS-F Hannover   22 Oct 1943 JB151  AS-H2 Kassel F/Sgt L Lindley
2nd Pilot
7 Oct 1943 EE137  AS-C2 Stuttgart Sgt R Stanners - 2nd Pilot
F/O E J Kryskow - A/B
3 Nov 1943 DV220  AS-J Dusseldorf  
8 Oct 1943 " Hannover Sgt J C Granfield
A/B
23 Nov 1943 DV247  AS-F Berlin  
18 Oct 1943 DV247  AS-F Hannover Sgt G E A Walken
A/B
26 Nov 1943 " Berlin  
              missing nothing heard after takeoff


F/O Roger Edgar Carswell

R E Carswell

F/O Roger Edgar Carswell

  RCAF J/39283

  Navigator

photographs courtesy  'Gathering Our Heros Project'
Other Crew Members


F/O John Nelson Carson  DFC  RCAF J/28723 - Pilot

Sgt Lawrence Conway  RAF 1595119 - Flight Engineer

Sgt N. H. Dickey  RCAF R/181978 - Air Bomber

Sgt Robert John Tredger  RCAF  625920 - Wireless Operator

Sgt V. F. W. Parsons  RCAF  R/267725 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt George Joseph MacDonald  RCAF  R/266238 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 19.10.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
31 Oct 1944 ME297  AS-Q Cologne  
1 Feb 1945 NG165  AS-J Ludwigshafen F/Sgt R N Gould - A/B
2 Nov 1944 " Dϋsseldorf   2 Feb 1945 " Wiesbaden P/O Johnson - A/B
4 Nov 1944 " Bochum   20 Feb 1945 " Dortmund F/O A W Brown - A/B
6 Nov 1944 " Gelsenkirchen   21 Feb 1945 " Duisburg W/)O H N Dickey - A/B
9 Nov 1944 " Wanne-Eickel   23 Feb 1945 " Pforzheim W/O Dickson - A/B
21 Nov 1944 NG303  AS-P Aschaffenburg   1 Mar 1945 " Mannheim W/O H N Dickey - A/B
3 Dec 1944 " Urft Dam   2 Mar 1945 " Cologne "
4 Dec 1944 " Karlsruhe   5 Mar 1945 " Chemnitz "
6 Dec 1944 " Merseburg Leuna   7 Mar 1945 " Dessau "
12 Dec 1944 " Essen   8 Mar 1945 " Kassel "
15 Dec 1944 " Ludwigshafen   11 Mar 1945 " Essen "
17 Dec 1944 ND506  AS-L2 Ulm   12 Mar 1945 " Dortmund "
22 Dec 1944 NG303  AS-P Koblenz   13 Mar 1945 " Erin Benzol Plant W/O H N Dickey - A/B
F/O J Day - 2nd Pilot
5 Jan 1945 NG165  AS-J Hannover   15 Mar 1945 " Misburg W/O H N Dickey - A/B
F/O R G Buckland
W/Op
7 Jan 1945 " Munich   16 Mar 1945 " Nuremburg W/O H N Dickey - A/B
W/O R J Tredger - W/P
14 Jan 1945 PD394  AS-P Leuna F/O R Ungar
2nd Pilot
18 Mar 1945 " Hannau W/O H N Dickey - A/B
F/O J R Hayward
2nd Pilot
16 Jan 1945 NG165  AS-J Zeitz   21 Mar 1945 " Breman  
22 Jan 1945 " Duisburg         tour expired
               


F/Sgt Austin John Dunn

A J Dunn

F/Sgt Austin John Dunn

  RAAF 429046

  Pilot

Other Crew Members


Sgt John Edward Whiley  RAF 1869512 - Flight Engineer

Sgt Arthur Francis O'Brian  RAF 1050115 - Air Bomber

Sgt Jack Freeman  RAF 1322118 - Navigator

F/Sgt Allan George Leitch  RAAF  437427 - Wireless Operator

Sgt R. F. Hunt  RAF  1899607 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Reginald Walter Lawrence  RAF  2226507 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 28.2.1945 Notes:       Notes:
               
15 Mar 1945 NG255  AS-I Misburg  
30 Apr 1945 PA235  AS-B2 Supply Dropping - Manna  
21 Mar 1945 PD384  AS-H Bremen   1 May 1945 " "  
22 Mar 1945 RF211  AS-M Hildesheim   2 May 1945 PA236  AS-B2 "  
24 Mar 1945 NG254  AS-A2 Harpenerweg   3 May 1945 " "  
27 Mar 1945 ND857  AS-G Paderborne   4 May 1945 " "  
4 Apr 1945 NN763  AS-F Lutzkendorf   7 May 1945 " "  
9 Apr 1945 PA236  AS-E Kiel   10 May 1945 NG304  AS-A Exodus - POW return  
10 Apr 1945 ME754  AS-B2 Plauen   11 May 1945 PA236  AS-B2 Exodus - POW return  
14 Apr 1945 PA236  AS-B2 Potsdam   31 May 1945     All Australian aircrew wirhdrawn
18 Apr 1945 " Heligoland         from Squadron effective strength
               
               


P/O Kean Chong Lim ★ F/Sgt Arthur Edward Greenway ★ F/Sgt John Charles Beagley

K C Lim

P/O Kean Chong Lim

  RAAF 430283

  Pilot
J C Beagley

F/Sgt John Charles Beagley 

  RAAF 430250

  Wireless Operator
A E Greenway

F/Sgt Arthur Edward Greenway 

  RAAF 431250

  Navigator

photographs courtesy  National Archieves of Australia
Other Crew Members


F/Sgt Martin Lewis Swainson  RAF 1568010 - Flight Engineer

Sgt Robert Wilfred Hawkes  RAF 1616967 - Air Bomber

Sgt Robert Alexander Day  RAF  1860113 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt J. F. Clark  RAF  3034612 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 22.3.1945 Notes:       Notes:
               
9 Apr 1945 NG115  AS-W Kiel  
2 May 1945 NG115  AS-W Supply Dropping - Manna  
10 Apr 1945 " Plauen   3 May 1945 " Supply Dropping - Manna  
14 Apr 1945 RA589  AS-S Potsdam   4 May 1945 " Supply Dropping - Manna  
18 Apr 1945 NG115  AS-W Heligoland   7 May 1945 " Supply Dropping - Manna  
22 Apr 1945 " Bremen   10 May 1945 " Exodus - POW return  
25 Apr 1945 " Berchtesgaden   11 May 1945 " Exodus - POW return  
30 Apr 1945 " Supply Dropping - Manna   31 May 1945     All Australian aircrew withdrawn
1 May 1945 " Supply Dropping - Manna         from Squadron effective strength
               


F/Sgt Malcolm Thomas Foran  DFC

M T Foran

F/Sgt Malcom Thomas Foran  DFC

  RAAF 412240

  Pilot

photograph courtesy  National Archieves of Australia
Other Crew Members


Sgt Edward Stevenson  DFM  RAF 1804051 - Flight Engineer

Sgt William James Thomas Granfield  DFM  RAF 997685 - Air Bomber

Sgt Robert Alastair Kemp  DFM  RAF  54095 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Charles Leslie Box  DFM RAF 1133610 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt Milton Neville Williams  RAAF  417130 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Thomas George McDermott  RAF  647941 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 21.9.1943 Notes:
       
20 Oct 1943 JB151  AS-H2 Leipzig  
18 Nov 1943 " Berlin Sgt T F Quinn
R/G
23 Nov 1943 " Berlin Sgt W V Francis
R/G
26 Nov 1943 " Berlin Sgt T G McDermott
R/G
2 Dec 1943 " Berlin Sgt R Leevers
A/B
3 Dec 1943 " Leipzig  
15 Dec 1943     posted to 27 OTU


F/Lt Ernest Patrick Burke

E P Burke


F/Lt Ernest Patrick Burke

  RAAF 426303

  Pilot

photograph courtesy  National Archieves of Australia
Other Crew Members


Sgt Thomas Edward Carr  RAF 1590301 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt John Mansfield Meggitt  RAAF 424599 - Air Bomber - survived became POW

Sgt Gwilyn Kenneth Eden John  RAF  1651466 - Navigator - survived became POW

Sgt George William Kirk RAF 6520058 - Wireless Operator - survived became POW

Sgt George Anson  RAF  1595433 - Mid Upper Gunner - survived became POW

F/Sgt Thomas Richard Wood  RAF  975880 - Rear Gunner - survived became POW

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 1.10.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
5 Oct 1944 LM289  AS-Y Saarbrϋcken F/Lt E P Burke 2nd Pilot
with S/Ldr P A Rippon and crew
14 Nov 1944 NG200  AS-V Wanne-Eickel  
7 Oct 1944 PD227  AS-V Emmerich   21 Nov 1944 " Aschaffenburg  
11 Oct 1944 " Fort Fredrick Hendrik   17 Dec 1944 PD397  AS-V Ulm  
12 Oct 1944 NG115  AS-U Fort Fredrick Hendrik   26 Dec 1944 NN707  AS-S2 St. Vith  
14 Oct 1944 LM176  AS-X Duisburg   27 Dec 1944 ME746  AS-S2 Rheydt  
25 Oct 1944 NG200  AS-V Essen   31 Dec 1944 ME296  AS-V Osterfeld  
29 Oct 1944 ND405  AS-C Cologne   2 Jan 1945 ME296  AS-V Nuremberg  
31 Oct 1944 NG200  AS-V Cologne   5 Jan 1945 " Hannover  
4 Nov 1944 NG506  AS-F Bochum   7 Jan 1945 " Munich  
6 Nov 1944 ME746  AS-R2 Gelsenkirchen   14 Jan 1945 " Leuna  
9 Nov 1944 LM289  AS-Y Wanne-Eickel   16 Jan 1945 " Zeitz missing nothing heard
16 Nov 1944 NG200  AS-V Dϋuren         nothing heard
after take-off
               


F/Lt Douglas Steele Kinder

D S Kinder


F/Lt Douglas Steele Kinder

  RAF 42611

  Pilot
Other Crew Members


P/O Roland Parkinson  RAF 128663 - Navigator

Sgt E. L. Hyuns  RAF ??????? - Air Bomber

Sgt T. R. Barlow  RAF  ??????? - Wireless Operator

Sgt Stanley Gaskin RAF 1597792 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 3.1943 Notes:       Notes:
              " Supply Dropping  
12 Mar 1943 HE544  AS-K Essen F/Lt D S Kinder 2nd Pilot
with Sgt W T Tiperley and crew
11 Jun 1943 HF589  AS-W Dϋsseldorf  
28 Mar 1943 HE545  AS-H St. Nazaire   28 Jun 1943 HE544  AS-U Cologne Sgt A G Eden
2nd Pilot
6 Apr 1943 HE314  AS-? minelaying - Biscay ports   2 Jul 1943 HE544  AS-U minelaying = Frisian Islands Sgt J Godfrey - 2nd Pilot
F/Sgt R F Wicks - R/G
10 Apr 1943 HE235  AS-H Frankfurt   8 Jul 1943 " minelaying - Texel, Britany and Biscay coast F/Sgt R F Wicks - R/G;
14 Apr 1943 HE285  AS-H Stuttgart   13 Jul 1943 " Aachen "
15 Apr 1943 HE235  AS-H minelaying - Brest to Lorient   2 Aug 1943 HE544  AS-K minelaying - Biscay ports "
17 Apr 1943 HE699  AS-M minelaying - Biscay ports   15 Aug 1943 " minelaying - Frisian Islands "
26 Apr 1943 HE415  AS-A Duisburg   23 Aug 1943 HE349  AS-X minelaying of Lorient Sgt S J Jenkins - A/B
F/Sgt R F Wicks - R/G
4 May 1943 HE699  AS-M Dortmund   5 Sep 1943 HF570  AS-? minelaying - Frisian Islands F/O N D Samuel - Nav
F/Sgt J Kennedy - A/B
F/Sgt R F Wicks - R/B 
12 May 1943 HE290  AS-J Duisburg   8 Sep 1943 " Special Target "
              posted to 18 OTU - 22.9.1943


Sgt Sidney Radford Alcock

S R Alcock


Sgt Sidney Radford Alcock

  RAF 955354

  Mid Upper Gunner

photograph courtesy  Derbyshire Times
Other Crew Members


Sgt Cyril Peter Schotton  RAF 625411 - Flight Engineer

Sgt James Thomas Boyd  RAF 1474359 - Air Bomber

Sgt Norman Carncross  RAF 1624833 - Navigator

F/Sgt Thomas Eugene Passages  RAF  1196414 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Robert Millar RAF 1825218 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 24.6.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
6 Jul 1944 ME839  AS-N Forêt du Croc   28 Jul 1944 ME806  AS-J2 Stuttgart  
18 Jul 1943 ND757  AS-L Scholven/Buer   30 Jul 1944 " Le Havre  
20 Jul 1944 ND626  AS-O Wizernes   2 Aug 1944 " Le Havre  
23 Jul 1944 ND857  AS-P Keil   3 Aug 1944 " Trossy St. Maximin  
24 Jul 1943 ME806  AS-J2 Stuttgart   5 Aug 1944 " Paulilac "
              missing collided with another aircraft


Sgt Ralph Richards

S R Alcock


Sgt Ralph Richards

  RAF 2218582

  Rear Gunner

photograph courtesy  Clare Hindmarch
Other Crew Members


F/O Ernest Lewis Ellis  RAF 183959 - Pilot

Sgt Robert Crombie Findlayson  RAF 1826383 - Flight Engineer - survived became POW

Sgt Dennis Taylor  RAF 1670564 - Air Bomber

P/O John William Rae  RAF  164283 - Navigator - survived became POW

F/Sgt Dennis William Eastcott RAF 1891740 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Arthur George Chapman RAF 1877173 - Mid Upper Gunner

               
Sorties »   1st Sortie - 16.11.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
16 Nov 1944 ND635  AS-M Dϋren   14 Jan 1945 ND506  AS-L2 Leuna  
27 Nov 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Freiburg   16 Jan 1945 " Zeitz/Troglitz  
4 Dec 1944 LM289  AS-X Karlsruhe   21 Jan 1945 " Duisburg(Hamborn)  
6 Dec 1944 ND506  AS-L2 Leuna   1 Feb 1945 " Ludwigshafen  
12 Dec 1944 " Essen   2 Feb 1945 " Wiesbaden  
15 Dec 1944 NG114  AS-S Ludwigshafen   7 Feb 1945 " Kleve  
21 Dec 1944 LM687  AS-N minelaying - Kattegart   8 Feb 1945 " Pӧlitz  
26 Dec 1944 " St. Vith   13 Feb 1945 LM687  AS-N Dresden  
27 Dec 1944 " Rheydt   21 Feb 1945 ND506  AS-L2 Duisburg  
28 Dec 1944 " Scholven/Buer   23 Feb 1945 " Pforzheim "
31 Dec 1944 ND506  AS-L2 Osterfeld         "
              missing nothing heard after takeoff


F/O Philip Pochailo ★ Sgt David Dickson

P Pochailo

F/O Philip Pochailo

RCAF J/27129

Air Bomber

evaded capture
D Dickson

Sgt David Dickson

RAF 1823811

Flight Engineer


posted into Sqdn. - 5.5.1944

missing 22.5.1944


claimed by Hptm Martin Drewes Stab III/NJG1
Other Crew Members

P/O James William Reilly  RAF 170273 - Pilot -  survived became POW

F/Sgt Leonard Charles Clutterbuck  RAF  1319227 - Navigator

Sgt Terence John Meehan  RAF  1335005 - Wireless Operator

Sgt William Black Rankin  RAF  1795202 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt Arthur Frederick Patmore  RAF  1585954 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 5.5.1944 Notes:
       
19 May 1944 LM521  AS-F Orleans  
21 May 1944 ND579  AS-H Duisburg  
      missing nothing heard after take-off


S/Ldr Bernal Pape DFC/Bar ★ F/O Frank Edward Claydon

B Pape

S/Ldr Bernal Pape DFC/Bar

RAF 86714

Pilot
D Dickson

F/O Frank Edward Claydon

RAF 130537

Air Bomber


posted into Sqdn. - 3.7.1943
Other Crew Members

F/O Wilfred Jack Stammers  RAF 135725 - Flight Engineer

F/Sgt Robert Sommerset  RAF  639863 - Air Bomber

Sgt Edward Sharrott Brown  RAF  1322611 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt Albert Edward Barnes  RAF  54095 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt David Robert Taylor  RAF  1322386 - Rear Gunner

       
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 3.9.1943 Notes:
       
19 May 1944 LM521  AS-F Orleans  
21 May 1944 ND579  AS-H Duisburg  
      missing nothing heard after take-off


Sgt Richard Francis Lythgoe ★ P/O Robert Leonard Behan

R F Lythgoe

Sgt Richard Francis Lythgoe

  RAF 147246

  Wireless Operator

R L Behan

P/O Robert Leonard Behan

  RCAF 31028690

 Navigator

Other Crew Members


P/O James F. Moore  RCAF J/85704 - Pilot

Sgt D. Jim Mount  RAF ??????? - Flight Engineer

F/O Owen Maxwell Galbraith  RCAF J/37808 - Air Bomber

F/Sgt Hank R. Hancock  RCAF  R/252375 - Mid Upper Gunner

F/Sgt Arthur J. Harris  RCAF  R/215625 - Rear Gunner  KIA

               
Sorties »   1st sortie - 6.12.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
6 Dec 1944 PD310  AS-Y Leuna  
16 Jan 1945 NN707  AS-F minelaying of Oslo  
22 Dec 1944 NN707  AS-K2 Duisburg(Hamborn)   22 Jan 1945 " Duisberg(Hamborn)  
28 Dec 1944 NG136  AS-Z Mӧnchen-Gladbach   28 Jan 1945 " Stuttgart(Zuffenhausen)  
29 Dec 1944 NG136  AS-M Scholven/Buer   7 Feb 1945 " Kleve  
2 Jan 1945 ME648  AS-J2 Nurnburg   8 Feb 1945 " Politz  
5 Jan 1945 NN707  AS-K2 Hannover   13 Feb 1945 " Dresden  
7 Jan 1945 " Munich   10 Feb 1945 " Dortmund  
14 Jan 1945 " Leuna          
               


F/O Arthur Joseph Edgar LaFlamme

A J E LaFlamme


F/O Arthur Joseph Edgar LaFlamme

  RCAF J/25962

  Pilot

Other Crew Members


Sgt Frank Etherington  RAF 1750480 - Flight Engineer

F/O Gordon James Monckton  RAF 128009 - Air Bomber

F/O G. McArthur  RCAF  J/35913 - Navigator

Sgt D. H. Schofield  RCAF  R/10291 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Stanley Pollitt  RAF  1117176 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt F. Toogood  RAF  1358371 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit - 9.8.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
16 Aug 1944 ND707  AS-D Stettin   18 Sep 1944 MF906  AS-A Boulouge/Biggererke  
18 Aug 1944 NN707  AS-K2 Ertvelde Reime   20 Sep 1944 ED216  AS-W Sangatte  
25 Aug 1944 ME829  AS-G Rϋsselsheim   23 Sep 1944 LM550  AS-B Neuss  
26 Aug 1944 " Kiel   25 Sep 1944 " Calais  
5 Sep 1944 PD242  AS-G Le Havre   26 Sep 1944 " Calais  
8 Sep 1944 ME812  AS-F Le Havre   27 Sep 1944 " Calais  
10 Sep 1944 LM289  AS-Y Le Havre   3 Oct 1944 " Westkapelle  
12 Sep 1944 ME289  AS-G Frankfurt   5 Oct 1944 " Saarbrϋcken  
16 Sep 1944 " Steenwijk Airdield   7 Oct 1944     posted to 153 Sqdn
               
               


F/Lt Raymond Edwin Glensor

R E Glensor


F/Lt Raymond Edwin Glesor

  RNZAF 403442

  Pilot

photograph courtesy  Aircrew Remembered
Other Crew Members


F/Sgt William Frederick Brooks  RAF 1804894 - Flight Engineer

Sgt William James Howard  RAF 1803528 - Air Bomber

Sgt Roland Eric Gregory  RAF  1673415 - Navigator

Sgt Albert Henry Ingram  RAF  1836420 - Wireless Operator

F/Sgt Frank Budden  RAF  1836039 - Mid Upper Gunner

F/Sgt Dennis Benjamin Pacey  RAF  128073 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit - 19.3.1945 Notes:       Notes:
               
31 Mar 1945 ND587  AS-G Hamburg   18 Apr 1945 PA231  AS-D Heligoland  
3 Apr 1945 PB632  AS-L Nordhausen   22 Apr 1945 " Bremen  
4 Apr 1945 NG165  AS-J Lϋtzkendorf   28 Apr 1945 " Supply Dropping  
9 Apr 1945 PA231  AS-D Kiel   11 May 1945 ME499  AS-D Exodus - POW return  
10 Apr 1945 " Plauen   26 May 1945 " Exodus - POW return P/O C Mitchell - F/E
14 Apr 1945 " Potsdam          
               
               


Sgt Ralph Richards

R Richards


Sgt Ralph Richards

  RAF 2211828

  Rear Gunner

photograph courtesy  Clare Hindmarch
Other Crew Members


P/O Ernest Lewis Ellis  RAF 183959 - Pilot

Sgt Robert Crombie Findlayson  RAF 1826383 - Flight Engineer -  survived became POW

Sgt Dennis Taylor  RAF 1670564 - Air Bomber -  survived became POW

F/O John William Rae  RAF  164283 - Navigator

Sgt Dennis William Eastcott  RAF  1836420 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Arthur George Chapman  RAF  1877173 - Mid Upper Gunner

               
Sorties »   1st sortie - 16.11.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
16 Nov 1944 ND635  AS-M Dϋren   14 Jan 1945 ND506  AS-L2 Leuna  
27 Nov 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Freiburg   16 Jan 1945 " Zeitz/Troglitz  
29 Nov 1944 " Dortmund   22 Jan 1945 " Duisburg(Hamborn)  
6 Dec 1944 ND506  AS-L2 Leuna   1 Feb 1945 " Ludwigshafen  
12 Dec 1944 " Essen   2 Feb 1945 " Wiesbaden  
15 Dec 1944 NG114  AS-S Ludwigshafen   7 Feb 1945 " Kleve  
21 Dec 1944 LM687  AS-N minelaying - Kattegat   8 Feb 1945 " Pӧlitz  
26 Dec 1944 " St Vith   13 Feb 1945 PB632  AS-L Dresden  
27 Dec 1944 " Rheydt   21 Feb 1945 ND506  AS-L2 Duisburg  
29 Dec 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Scholven/Buer   23 Feb 1945 " Pforzheim  
31 Dec 1944 ND506  AS-L2 Osterfeld         missing nothing heard after take-off
               
               


Sgt Kenneth Hoyle

R Richards


Sgt Kenneth Hoyle

  RAF 1592460

  Mid Upper Gunner

 evaded

photograph courtesy  Lesley Hoyle
Other Crew Members


F/O Redmond T. Banville  RCAF J/247728 - Pilot -  evaded

Sgt John Henry Nicholson  RAF 1592868 - Flight Engineer -  evaded

F/Sgt Charles Henry Kroschel  RAAF 1670564 - Air Bomber -  evaded

Sgt Ernest William Julier  RAF  1398872 - Navigator

Sgt Hamy Hewitt Kidd  RAF  1621496 - Wireless Operator

Sgt Arthur George Chapman  RAF  1877173 - Mid Upper Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit - 10.5.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
2 Jun 1944 DV367  AS-T Calais   16 Jun 1944 W4994  AS-S Sterkrade/Holten  
3 Jun 1944 ND628  AS-G Boulogne   17 Jun 1944 LM386  AS-V Aulnoye  
5 Jun 1944 W4994  AS-S Cherbourg   27 Jun 1944 ND857  AS-P Chateau Bernapre  
6 Jun 1944 DV367  AS-T Acheres   29 Jun 1944 LM386  AS-V Domleger  
7 Jun 1944 LM386  AS-V Versailles   30 Jun 1944 " Oisement  
10 Jun 1944 W4994  AS-S Acheres   2 Jul 1944 LL896  AS-R Domleger  
12 Jun 1944 " Gelsenkirchen   12 Jul 1944 " Revigny Sur Ornain  
14 Jun 1944 " Le Havre         missing nothing heard after take-off
               
               


F/O Edward James Cutter ★ Sgt Albert Edar Jeffery ★ Sgt William Bertram Hammond Smalley


P/O Henry James Arthur Reid

E J Cutter

F/O Edward James Cutter

RAF 199750

Wireless Operator
W B H Smalley

Sgt William Bertram Hammond Smalley

RAF 1177130

Air Bomber


A E Jeffery

Sgt Albert Edgar Jeffery

RAF 1319892

Rear Gunner


H J A Reid

P/O Henry James Arthur Reid

RAF 149302

Navigator


Other Crew Members

F/Sgt George Ashplant  CGM  RAF 148442 - Pilot

P/O Lawrence Harold Kirwin  RAF  127848 - Navigator

       
Sorties »   posted into Sqdn. - 27.1.1943 Notes:
       
3 Feb 1943 BK458  AS-? Sea Search  
4 Feb 1943 BK204  AS-? Lorient  
7 Feb 1943 BK277  AS-T Lorient  
9 Feb 1943 BK204  AS-? minelaying  
13 Feb 1943 BK460  AS-V Lorient Sgt H J |Reid - Nav
      collied with another aircraft
crashed - Sgt Smalley killed


F/Sgt Frank King Perkins

F K Perkins


F/Sgt Frank King Perkins

  RAAF 427727

  Wireless Operatorer
Other Crew Members


P/O Malcolm Richard Blake  RAF 786752 - Pilot

Sgt I. Stewart  RAF 1869592 - Flight Engineer

F/O J. R. Bissell  RCAF J/35064 - Air Bomber

F/O Frank Hamilton Fish  RCAF  J/36391 - Navigator

Sgt Raymond Boyde Cole  RAF  798788 - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt H. Jones  RAF  1337159 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit - 27.7.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
3 Aug 1944 JB297  AS-S Trossy St-Maxim   20 Sep 1944 ND857  AS-P Sangatte  
4 Aug 1944 PB153  AS-K2 Pauillac   23 Sep 1944 " Neuss  
5 Aug 1944 ND635  AS-M Pauillac   25 Sep 1944 " Calais  
15 Aug 1944 ND857  AS-P Laculot   5 Oct 1944 " Saarbrϋcken  
16 Aug 1944 " Stettin   7 Oct 1944 " Emmerich  
18 Aug 1944 " Ertvelde Rieme   12 Oct 1944 NF905  AS-P Fort Frederik Hendrik cancelled before take-off
25 Aug 1944 " Rϋsselsheim   14 Oct 1944 NF986  AS-P Duisburg  
26 Aug 1944 " Kiel   19 Oct 1944 " Stuttgart  
29 Aug 1944 " Stettin   26 Oct 1944 ME648  AS-J2 minelaying - Frisian Islands  
31 Aug 1944 " Saint-Riquier   28 Oct 1944 NF986  AS-P Cologne  
5 Sep 1944 " Le Havre   31 Oct 1944 " Cologne  
6 Sep 1944 " Le Havre F/Sgt L J Wilkin - 2nd Pilot 2 Nov 1944 " Dϋsseldorf  
8 Sep 1944 " Le Havre   4 Nov 1944 ME926  AS-A Bochum  
10 Sep 1944 " Le Havre   9 Nov 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Wanne-Eickel  
12 Sep 1944 " Frankfurt   11 Nov 1944 PB153  AS-O minelaying - Oslo area  
16 Sep 1944 " Steenwijk   16 Nov 1944 NE303  AS-P Duran  
               
               


F/O Owen Meredith Clements Jones ★ Sgt Peter Raeburn Jenkinson

O M C Jones


F/O Owen Meredith Clements Jones

  RAF 176235

  Pilot 

photograph courtesy  IBCC
P R Jenkinson


Sgt Peter Raeburn Jenkinson

  RAF 1826262

  Flight Engineer

  photograph courtesy  IBCC
Other Crew Members


Sgt Edward Walter Fletcher  RAF 1549302 - Air Bomber

Sgt John Francie Dormer  RAF 1603839 - Navigator

Sgt John Wilson Milburn  RAF 1567599 - Wireless Operator

Sgt James Coles  RAF  1684124 - Mid Upper Gunner

F/Sgt Harold Ferguson  RAF  987177 - Rear Gunner

               
Sorties »   posted into unit - 5.8.1944 Notes:       Notes:
               
10 Aug 1944 LM289  AS-Y Dugny F/O O M C Jones 2nd Pilot
with S/Ldr Rippon & crew
3 Sep 1944 ME829  AS-G Gilze Rijen  
12 Aug 1944 ME812  AS-F Bordeaux   8 Sep 1944 NE170  AS-I Le Havre  
14 Aug 1944 " Fontaine-le-Pin   10 Sep 1944 " Le Havre  
15 Aug 1944 " Laculot   12 Sep 1944 PB515  AS-I Frankfurt  
16 Aug 1944 NE170  AS-X Stettin   16 Sep 1944 " Steenwijk  
26 Aug 1944 ME648  AS-J2 Kiel Sgt G L Caston - F/E 23 Sep 1944 " Neuss  
29 Aug 1944 PD242  AS-E Stettin   25 Sep 1944 " Calais  
31 Aug 1944 ND626  AS-O Agenville         crew transfered 153 Sqdn.
              all died on active duty
153 Sqdn 28.1.1945