Bob Baxter's Bomber Command

My thanks to W R Chorley, Doug Cuthbertson and Midland Counties Publications for their kindness in allowing

me to use of extracts from

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 5 1944 by W R Chorley,

published by Midland Counties Publications (1997) ISBN 0 904597 91 1. 


JB468.......7Sqdn..............................................................MG-U...........................................Op: Leipzig..............................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by AV Roe Chadderton

550 Lancasters ordered from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) late in 1941 and delivered as Mk. III from June to December 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed in early production, Merlin 28 or 38 engines at mid-production, and Merlin 38 engines only on late production.

Pilot ......S/Ldr .........DAVIS ...........................................Kenneth Graham ..........................40369 .......U

Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin, 14. K. 15

Engr .....Sgt ..............WOOLSTON ...............................J S .......................................................................................................POW

Prisoner No 2123 in Stalag Kopernikus

Nav ........F/O ..............POWELL ....................................R F B....................................................................................................POW

Prisoner No ???? in Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

B/Aim....F/Lt .............STEPHENSON .............................F ..........................................................................................................POW

Prisoner No 3539 in Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

W/Op ...F/O ...............MARRIOTT .................................Kenneth ........................................130224 .....DFM .........................U

Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin, 14. J. 15

AG ........F/Sgt ..,.........GRANGE .............................;.......A .......................................................................DFM .........................POW

An entry is shown in the POW register, but with no supporting details recorded

AG.........Sgt ................CHILD ........................................R ........................................................................................................POW

Prisoner No 4156 at Stalag Luft Heydekrug

Took off from Oakington at 23:59. While flying at 18,000 ft over Wittenburg was attacked from below and abandoned. F/O Marriott was injured and it is believed that S/Ldr Davis attempted a force-landing. F/O Marriots DFM was Gazetted 13/03/42 with 115 sqdn. F/Sgt Grange's DFM was gazetted 01/07/47

(F/Sgt Grange's name is inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 213 and date of death given as 21/02/44, but he is also recorded in the Allied POW file)


ND470 ...7Sqdn ...........................................................MG-S ...............................................Op: Leipzig ...................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot .....S/Ldr ......CURTIS .......................................F B ................................................................................................................................POW

...............An entry is shown in the register, but with no supporting detail recorded

Pilot2 ...F/Sgt .......JORDAN ....................................R F ................................................................................................................................POW

...............Prisoner No 43347 at Stalag Kopernikus

Nav......F/Lt .........BUSH ..........................................C ..........................................................................DFC ........U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 6. E. 23 - 28

Engr........F/Sgt .......HOWE ........................................Edward Arthur ..................................591724 .........U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 6. E. 23 - 28

B/Aim..S/Ldr .......NIXON .......................................Thomas Reginald ............................................. DFC/DFM ... ..U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 6. E. 23 - 28

W/Op...Sgt ...........SCAMMELL ..............................Kenneth Frederick ..........................657203 ......... U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 6. E. 23 - 28

AG .......F/Sgt .......JOHNSON ..................................Arthur Douglas ...............................171726 ....'''''''.'''''' U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 6. E. 23 - 28

AG .......WO2 .......McKAY ........................................Hugh Robert .....................................R/180114 ........... '''''''''''''...RCAF .U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 6. E. 23 - 28

Took off from Oakington at 00:02. Shot down by a night fighter and exploded, throwing the two survivors clear. S/Ldr Nixon served pre war as an NCO Observer and his DFM was gazetted on 07/03/41 with 51 sqdn.


W5010 ....9Sqdn .........................................................WS-L ...............................................Op: Leipzig.................................... Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan Vickers

This aircraft was 1 of 170 Lancaster I with Merlin 20 engines, from a 200 aircraft order. The remaining 30 were built as Lancaster III and were equiped with Merlin 28 engines. Delivered to Woodford for assembly and testing between September 1942 and May 1943

Pilot ....F/Sgt .........FROUD ......................................Denis Percy James D .....................1390463......................................................... U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. E. 2

Engr ....Sgt ............HARMAN ..................................Fred ....................................................1391110 .........U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. E. 3

Nav ......Sgt ............CARLICK ..................................David Brynmor .................................1586665 .........................................................U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 8. G. 1 - 16

B/Aim .F/Sgt ........FAIRCLOUGH ..........................Leonard Thomas.............................. 1450687......................................................... U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. E. 5

W/Op ..Sgt ............SHIRLEY....................................Wilfred Henry ..................................1436419 .........................................................U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. E. 6

AG .......Sgt ............JONES .......................................Stanley Lewis ...................................1652966 .........................................................U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. E. 4

AG ......,F/Sgt ........BIERS..........................................Robert Lloyd .....................................J/86395 ..................................RCAF........... U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. E. 1

Took off from Bardney at 23:48. Crashed near Stendal where the crew were initially buried. They were re-interred after the cessation of hostilities


JB609 ..12Sqdn .........................................................PH-F ...................................................Op: Leipzig ...................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A. V. Roe (Chadderton)

550 Lancasters ordered from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) late in 1941 and delivered as Mk. III from June to December 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed in early production, Merlin 28 or 38 engines at mid-production, and Merlin 38 engines only on late production.

Pilot ...F/Sgt ........BOWKER ...................................Norman Charles ...............................1577716 .........................................................U

.............Buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery. Plot 1. Grave 44

Engr ...Sgt ...........BURDETT ...................................Frank William ..................................1737563 .........U

.............Buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery. Plot 1. Grave 40

Nav .....F/Sgt .......CORLETT ...................................Arthur Ian ..........................................1383128..........................................................U

.............Buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery. Plot 1. Joint Grave 46 - 48

B/Aim Sgt ...........GEDGE ........................................Edward .................................................1228595 ........................................................U

.............Buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery. Plot 1. Grave 42

W/Op .Sgt ...........WILLIAMS ................................Haydn George .....................................1312589 .........U

............Buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery. Plot 1. Joint Grave 46 - 48

AG ......WO2 .......MAY .............................................James ...................................................86759 .......................................RCAF......... U

............Buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery. Plot 1. Grave 50

AG ......Sgt ..........GOODRIDGE ..............................Eric Sidney .........................................1153626 .........U

............Buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery. Plot 1. Grave 54

Took off from Wickenby at 23:23. Shot down by a night fighter flown by Oblt Hans-Heinz Augenstein of III./NJG1 and crashed at 02:30 at Elspeet, (Gelderland), 15 km NW of Apeldoorn, Holland.


ND410 ..12Sqdn ........................................................PH-Y .....................................................Op: Leipzig .........................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot ..P/O ...........WRIGHT ......................................Paul Dempster .................................171422.........U

............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 213

Engr ...Sgt ............ROE ..............................................Thomas Edward ...............................1609482....................................................... U

.............Buried in Ouddorp general Cemetery. Row 1 Grave 6

Nav .....P/O ...........TRAVERS-CLARKE .................Evelyn ................................................162794........................................................ U

.............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 212

B/Aim F/Sgt ........GILLIS ..........................................Angus Joseph .................................J/87041.................................... RCAF ......U

.............Buried in Bergen op Zoom. 14. B. 8

W/Op .F/Sgt ........STRATTON .................................Bruce Albert ..................................1201942 ......................................................U

.............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 222

AG ......Sgt ............WHITE ..........................................Bernard Gerrard ..........................1654063...................................................... U

.............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 240

AG ......Sgt ............WHITE ..........................................Terrence ........................................1438267...................................................... U

.............Buried in Bergen op Zoom. 14. C. 4

Took off from Wickenby at 23:17. Crashed into the water close to Grevelingen (Zeeland). Three bodies were eventually recovered and buried in various Dutch Cemeteries. The rest have no known graves.


R5739 ...15Sqdn ........................................................LS-K ....................................................Op: Leipzig ........................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI By AVRO (Manchester)

This aircraft was 1 of 200 Manchesters ordered from A.V.Roe in September 1939, and built as Lancaster I with Merlin 20 engines. Delivered between February and July 1942

Pilot ....P/O ............HURLEY ......................................Max James ......................................420755 .......................................RAAF .......U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. C. 23

Pilot2 ..F/Sgt .........BENSON .....................................Charles Selwyn ..............................421007 ......................................RNZAF .....U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. C. 22

Engr ....Sgt .............FRAME //////////////////////////////D F ..............................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 43302 at Stalag Kopernikus

Nav .......F/O ...........FENLEY .......................................John ..................................................138319 ........................................................U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. C. 27

B/Aim .F/O ..........,CHALMERS ...............................Frederick Lorne .............................J/23463 ....................................RCAF ......U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. C. 25

W/Op...F/Sgt ........WOODFORD .............................Alan Mackintosh ............................410778 .....................................RAAF...... U

........../..Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. C. 24

AG ......Sgt .............MORONI .....................................Hubert Frank ..................................1389016 ........U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. C. 26

AG.......F/Sgt ..........MCMASTER ..............................Gordon ..............................................423845.................................... RAAF...... U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. C. 28

Took off from Mildenhall at 00:06. Crashed near Jena where those who perished were initially buried. They were later re-interred in the 1939 -1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin.


JB469 ...49Sqdn .........................................................EA-B ................................................Op: Leipzig .............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A. V. Roe (Chadderton)

550 Lancasters ordered from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) late in 1941 and delivered as Mk. III from June to December 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed in early production, Merlin 28 or 38 engines at mid-production, and Merlin 38 engines only on late production.

Pilot ....F/Sgt........ WHITE .........................................Edward ..............................................1452881 ...................................................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 4. F. 10

Engr ....Sgt ............WARD ........................................John Richard ...................................1583182 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 4. F. 8

Nav ......Sgt ............COMPTON ................................William Walter Stanley ................1398070 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 4. F. 9

B/Aim .Sgt ............LOVELAND ..............................John Thomas ...................................1387188 ...................................................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 4. F. 11

W/Op ..Sgt .............ELLIS .........................................James Edwin ...................................1410921 ........U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 228

AG .......Sgt .............STEVENS ..................................Donald Nabe.................................... 1893032 ..................................................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 4. F. 7

AG ......Sgt ..............THOMAS ...................................Harry ...............................................2209027 .................................................U

.............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 4. F. 12

Took off from Fiskerton at 23:53. Shot down by a night fighter flown by Oblt Martin Becker of 1./NJG6 and crashed 4 km E of Brockel and 7 km NNE of Uetze. All are buried in Hannover War Cemetery, except Sgt Ellis who has no known grave.


ND516 ..49Sqdn ........................................................EA-N .................................................Op: Leipzig .............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot ....P/O ..........MACKENZIE ..............................A J ........................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 3493 at Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

Engr ....Sgt ...........PURDIE .......................................William Smith ................................1713564 .......U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery. 6. H. 24

Nav ......Sgt ...........CRITCHLEY ...............................G T .......................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1720 at Stalag Kopernikus

B/Aim .Sgt ...........STEVENS ....................................W T..................................................................................................................... POW

..............Prisoner No 1741 at Stalag Kopernikus

W/Op ..Sgt ...........HOBBY .......................................Geoffrey ............................................975241............................................... U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery. 6. H. 25

AG .......Sgt ...........GREMS ........................................Arthur Charles ..............................1587665............................................. U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery. 6. H. 23

AG .......Sgt ............ARCHER ....................................Kenneth Arthur ..............................1808696............................................ U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery. 6. H. 22

Took off from Fiskerton at 23:59. Shot down by a night fighter whilst flying at 20,000 feet and crashed near Berg.


ND503 ..57Sqdn .........................................................DX-E ................................................Op: Leipzig ...............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot .....P/O .........DAVIES .......................................W G ....................................................170955 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 4

Engr ....Sgt ...........RIDSDALE .................................R W ......................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1746 at Stalag Kopernikus

Nav .......F/O ..........TUBBS ........................................Kenneth John ..................................151149 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 3

B/Aim ..F/Sgt ......WHEELER ..................................James Arnold ...................................R/118123 ...........................RCAF .U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 5

W/Op ...Sgt ..........CLARKE .....................................Claude Venables .............................1585274 ........U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 6

AG ........Sgt ...........DIXON ........................................John .................................................R/142636............................ RCAF ........U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 1

AG ........Sgt ...........REES ............................................Walter ............................................1836157 ...................................................U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 2

Took off from East Kirkby at 23:57. Shot down by a combination of flak and night fighter attack and crashed at Volkse, 12 km SW of Gifhorn.


HK538 ..61Sqdn .........................................................QR-F ................................................Op: Leipzig ............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Vickers Armstrong (Castle Bromwich)

200 Lancasters ordered from Vickers Armstrongs (Castle Bromwich) as Mk. II in September 1941 and changed to Mk. III in February 1943, but built as Mk I from October 1943 to February 1945. Up to HK773 had Merlin 22 engines initially installed, and all subsequent Merlin 24 engines.

Pilot ....F/O ...........WALLIS ......................................Hubert ..............................................155310 .......U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 7

Engr ...Sgt ............PRESTON ....................................T F .................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1616 at Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

Nav ......F/Sgt ........TOZER .........................................L E .................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1739 at Stalag Kopernikus

B/Aim .F/Sgt ........PARDOE ......................................Albert Alfred ..................................1316665.......................................... U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 9

W/Op ..F/Sgt ........SIMS .............................................Kenneth ...........................................1577750 .........................................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 10

AG .......Sgt ...........BREWER ......................................David John ......................................1874022..........................................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 11

AG .......P/O...........BREMNER ....................................Eric ...................................................426297 ........................RAAF...... U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. G. 8

Took off from Coningsby at 00:19. Shot down near Gifhorn. F/Sgt Tozer was treated at the local Aerodrome hospital. Those who died are buried in Hannover War Cemetery


ME591 ..61Sqdn ..........................................................QR-C ..............................................Op: Leipzig ..............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan-Vickers

250 Lancaster Mis ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers in May 1942 and delivered from November 1943 to January 1944 with Merlin 22 engines initially installed up to ME639 and Merlin 24 engines from ME640 except for ME668-9 with Merlin 22 engines.

Pilot ....P/O ............GOLIGHTLY ............................John William ..................................1874022 .................................................U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 9. A. 9

Engr ....Sgt .............BETTERIDGE ..........................Ronald Stacey ..................................1851822 .................................................U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 7. C. 7

Nav ......F/Sgt ..........ALLEN ......................................John Francis.................................... J/86516................................RCAF..... U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 9. A. 12

B/Aim .F/O ..............YOWNEY ................................Myron ................................................J/66261 ...............................RCAF .U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 9. A. 11

W/Op ..Sgt ..............HYNES ......................................Thomas Joseph ...............................1246104 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 11. E. 9

AG .......Sgt ..............NEWEY .....................................Harold James ..................................610521................................................... U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. Coll Grave 9. A. 14 - 16

AG .......Sgt ..............CAIRNS ....................................John .................................................1891428................................................. U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 9. A. 10

Took off from Coningsby at 23:43.


ND448 ..83Sqdn .........................................................OL-S ................................................Op: Leipzig ...............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot ....F/O ...........FIELD ...........................................Thomas Bertram .............................149554 ....................................................U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 5. Z. 12 - 14

Engr ....Sgt ...........HOWES .......................................Cyril ...................................................1399427 .................................................U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 5. Z. 11

Nav >....F/O ...........REID .............................................Malcolm John ...................................J/22672 ...............................RCAF..... U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 5. Z. 8

B/Aim .Sgt ............WHEELER ..................................George ................................................1393912.............................................. U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 5. Z. 9

W/Op ..Sgt .............RUDGE .......................................Ronald Allen James .........................1316548 .......U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 5. Z. 10

AG .......F/Sgt .........DALEY ........................................John ....................................................425612 ..............................RAAF..... U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 5. Z. 12 - 14

AG .......Sgt .............PATERSON ...............................George Inglis ...................................1552814 .......U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Coll Grave 5. Z. 12 - 14

Took off from Wyton at 23:58. Crashed near Beizig.


ND505 ..83Sqdn .........................................................OL-T ................................................Op: Leipzig .................................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot ....P/O ...........LANGFORD ...............................Victor Arthur Reginald ................158023 ...........U

..............Buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery. Row H. Grave 3

Engr ...Sgt .............CURZON .....................................Ernest William ..............................1691959 ........U

..............Buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery. Row H. Grave 5

Nav ......F/Sgt .........LINDLEY-LLOYD .....................William Desmond ..........................1378157................................................. U

..............Buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery. Row H. Grave 4

B/Aim .F/O ............PERKINS.....................................Ronald Percy David....................... 137552.................................................... U

..............Buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery. Row H. Grave 1

W/Op ..Sgt ............CROCKFORD ...........................William Stanley .............................1388525 ..................................................U

..............Buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery. Row H. Grave 2

AG .......Sgt ............DAVIES .......................................Thomas John Glanville .................1874074 ........U

.............Buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery. Row H. Grave 7

AG .......F/Sgt ........SUTTON ......................................William Raymond.......................... 422750 ..................................RAAF .U

.............Buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery. Row H. Grave 6

Took off from Wyton at 23:58. Shot down by a nightfighter flown by Lt Heinx Oloff of I./NJG1 and crashed at 05:45 near Wolphartsdijk (Zeeland) 5 km NW of Goes on Zuid Beveland.


ND571 ..100Sqdn ......................................................HW-N ................................................Op: Leipzig ...............................................Lost 19-20/02/43

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot ....F/O ..........SIDEBOTHAM .............................G R .......................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 3507 in Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

Engr ....Sgt ..........MENDELSKI .................................V R .......................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1620 in Stalag Kopernikus

Nav .......F/Sgt .....DRAY ..............................................R H .......................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No1611 in Stalag Luft Heydekrug

B/Aim ..F/O ........MASON .........................................J McL ..................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 3496 in Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

W/Op ...Sgt .........AMBROSE ...................................S........................................................................................................................... POW

...............Prisoner No 2128 in Stalag Kopernikus

AG ........P/O ........PARRY ..........................................O G .....................................................................................................................POW

...............Prisoner No 3588 in Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

AG ........Sgt .........POPE .............................................C G R .................................................................................................................POW

Prisoner No 1617in Stalag Kopernikus

Took off from Grimsby at 23:42. Intercepted by a night fighter whilst flying at 18,000 feet near Stendal. Sent down out of control


DV267 ..101Sqdn .......................................................SR-K ................................................Op: Leipzig .................................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by Metropolitan Vickers

This aircraft was one of 109 from an order for 200 from Metropolitan Vickers built as Lancaster BIII with Merlin 28 engines and delivered between May and November 1943

Pilot ....W/O .........LAURENS ...................................John ..................................................171908 DFM ......U

..............Buried in Leek (Tolbert) Protestant Cemetery, Row K Grave 2

Pilot2 ..Sgt ...........KIBBLE ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,W A G ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,POW

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Prisoner No 3848 at Stalag Kopernikus

Engr ....F/Sgt ,,,,,,,BURTON .....................................L ..............................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 3843 at Stalag Kopernikus

Nav ......Sgt ...........AITKEN .......................................R N ..........................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 609 at Stalag Luft Bankau - Kreulberg

B/Aim. Sgt ...........WAIGHT .....................................Cassian Henry ................................172841 ........U

..............Buried in Noordijk Protestant Cemetery. Row 27 Grave 10

W/Op ..Sgt ...........DAVIES ........................................J A ......................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 698 at Stalag Luft Bankau - Kreulberg

AG .......Sgt ...........ROYSTONE .................................A E .....................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner 1902 at Stalag Kopernikus

AG .......Sgt ...........BOLT ............................................William Frederick Donald..........1587851..................................................U

..............Buried in Leek (Tolbert) Protestant Cemetery, Row K Grave 1

Took off from Ludford Magna at 23:38. Crashed near Tolbert, 17 km WSW of Groningen, Holland. A report claims that Sgt Waight died from a broken neck, his body was discovered at Noordijk.

W/O Laurens immediate DFM was gazetted on 25/01/44


JB530 ..103Sqdn .......................................................PM-? .................................................Op: Leipzig ...............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A. V. Roe (Chadderton)

550 Lancasters ordered from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) late in 1941 and delivered as Mk. III from June to December 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed in early production, Merlin 28 or 38 engines at mid-production, and Merlin 38 engines only on late production.

Pilot ....F/Sgt ........GUMBRELL ................................H

Engr ...Sgt .............SHAW .........................................T V

Nav ......F/O ............HEARN .......................................H J

B/Aim Sgt .............OSBORNE .................................F G F

W/Op ..F/Sgt ........SEWARD ....................................J

AG .......Sgt ............EVANS ........................................D W

AG .......Sgt ............BOULTON .................................R A

Took off from Elsham Wolds at 23:22. Collided in the air with Lancaster ND334 from the same sqdn while preparing to land. Despite extensive damage, F/Sgt Gumbrell crash landed without serious injury to himself or his crew


JB745 ..103Sqdn .......................................................PM-I ..................................................Op: Leipzig ...............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A. V. Roe (Chadderton)

550 Lancasters ordered from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) late in 1941 and delivered as Mk. III from June to December 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed in early production, Merlin 28 or 38 engines at mid-production, and Merlin 38 engines only on late production.

Pilot ....Sgt ...........BRADLEY ...................................William Leslie ................................1129431 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Coll Grave 6. J. 14 - 18

Engr ....Sgt ...........TAYLOR .....................................Francis James .................................2202861 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Coll Grave 6. J. 14 - 18

Nav ......F/Sgt ........JOHNSTON ...............................Thomas Frederick ..........................1387379 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Coll Grave 6. J. 14 - 18

B/Aim .F/Sgt ........LUCK ...........................................Jack ..................................................R/105215 .................................................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Coll Grave 6. J. 14 - 18

W/Op ..Sgt ...........HAMILTON .................................Ernest William ..............................1238004 ...................................................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Coll Grave 6. J. 14 - 18

AG .......Sgt ...........OSBORNE ...................................Frederick George Francis ...........1395421 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Coll Grave 6. J. 14 - 18

AG .......P/O ...........STEVENS ....................................Arthur ..............................................87717 .......................................................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Coll Grave 6. J. 14 - 18

Took off from Elsham Wolds at 00:01


ND334 ..103Sqdn ......................................................PM-? .................................................Op: Leipzig .................................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot ....W/O .......WARNES ......................................J C .......................................................................................................................Injured

Engr ....Sgt .........CUNNINGHAM ............................Donald Henry James ......................1812949 ..............................................U

..............Buried in Brigg Cemetery. Plot C. R.C. Grave 49

Nav .......F/O ........FULLER .........................................Ronald Harry ...................................137606 ................................................U

..............Buried in Cambridge City Cemetery. Grave 14155

B/Aim ..F/S .........BAGSHAW ..................................Charles .............................................820005 ................................................U

..............Buried in Urmston Cemetery, Lancashire. Sec H. Grave 91

W/Op ...Sgt .........GUNN .............................................Edward Sandilands .........................1342935 ..............................................U

..............Buried in Glasgow Necropolis. Sec R, Grave 2766

AG .......Sgt ..........CLAPHAM ...................................S ............................................................................................................................Injured

AG .......Sgt ..........HAINES .........................................Anthony Oliver ...............................1350032 .......U

..............Buried in Brigg Cemetery. Plot C, Grave 460

Took off from Elsham Wolds at 23:50. On return to base, collided in the air with Lancaster JB530 of the same sqdn and crashed.


ND408 ..103Sqdn ........................................................PM-T ...............................................Op: Leipzig ..................................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot .....W/O ........LAW ............................................Frank ...............................................171852 ........U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 16. D. 8

Engr .....Sgt ...........BELL ...........................................D C .........................................................................................................................POW

...............Prisoner No 1726 at Stalag Kopernikus

Nav ........F/Sgt .......FLOWERS .................................Kenneth William ...........................1389901 ................................................U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 16. D. 9

B/Aim ..Sgt ...........BALDWIN ..................................C J D ....................................................................................................................POW

...............Prisoner No 1703 at Stalag Kopernikus

W/Op ...Sgt ...........JOHNSTONE .............................Ronald Sidney ...............................952327.................................................. U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 16. D. 10

AG ........Sgt ...........DAINES ........................................Albert Henry ................................1804130 ................................................U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Joint Grave 16. D. 11 - 12

AG ........Sgt ...........BRISTOW ...................................Alfred John ..................................1811837................................................ U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Joint Grave 16. D. 11 - 12

Took off from Elsham Wolds at 23:25.


ME630 ..106Sqdn .......................................................ZN-P ..................................................Op: Leipzig ...............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan-Vickers

250 Lancaster Mis ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers in May 1942 and delivered from November 1943 to January 1944 with Merlin 22 engines initially installed up to ME639 and Merlin 24 engines from ME640 except for ME668-9 with Merlin 22 engines.

Pilot ....F/O ...........LEGGETT ....................................Edward Richard Freeman ...............124775 U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. K. 3

Engr ...Sgt ............WINDEATT .................................E F .........................................................................................................................POW

.............Prisoner details not traced

Nav .....F/O ............BLOY........................................... N C F.................................................................................................................... POW

.............Prisoner No 3482 at Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

B/Aim F/O ............CHUBB ........................................F B .......................................................................................................................POW

.............Prisoner No 3485 at Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

W/Op .Sgt ..............JONES ........................................T H...................................................................................................................... POW

.............Prisoner No 1627 at Stalag Kopernikus

AG ......P/O .............PAYNE .........................................S W ..................................................................................................RAAF .....POW

.............Prisoner details not traced

AG ......Sgt ..............HARRISON ................................J C .....................................................................................................................POW

.............Prisoner No 1723 at Stalag Kopernikus

Took off from Metheringham at 23:55. Attacked by a night fighter whilst flying at 21,000 feet in the Leipzig area. F/O Leggett is believed to have drowned when he fell into the water


JA921 ..156Sqdn .........................................................GT-Q ..............................................Op: Leipzig ..............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A. V. Roe (Chadderton)

550 Lancasters ordered from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) late in 1941 and delivered as Mk. III from June to December 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed in early production, Merlin 28 or 38 engines at mid-production, and Merlin 38 engines only on late production.

Pilot .....W/O ........STANNERS ................................Ramsay ..............................................1554370.............................................U

...............Buried In Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. Plot 13. Row 9. Joint Grave 176

Engr .....Sgt ...........PRANKETT ................................Royce .................................................1131229 ............................................U

...............Buried In Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. Plot 13. Row 9. Joint Grave 178

Nav .......Sgt ...........HOPCRAFT ................................Ernest ................................................1577726 ...........................................U

...............Buried In Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. Plot 13. Row 9. Joint Grave 176

B/Aim ..F/O ..........KINGSTON .................................J S ..................................................................................................RCAF .....POW

...............Prisoner No 2068 in Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

W/Op ...Sgt ...........HUGHES ......................................Humphrey Watkin .........................1066930 .......U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 231

AG ........Sgt ...........MERCES ......................................Ainsley Charles George ...............1602737.............................................U

...............Buried In Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. Plot 13. Row 9. Joint Grave 178

AG ........Sgt ...........BREWER .....................................Thomas James ................................J/93177............................................. U

...............Buried In Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. Grave 177

Took off from warboys at 00:23. Crashed at 05:30 in an area known as the Zuidpolder, SE of Eemnes (Utrecht) about 8 km ESE of Bussum, Holland. Sgt Hughes has no known grave.


ND358.. 156Sqdn .......................................................GT-T ................................................Op: Leipzig .................................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot .....S/Ldr ......SAUNDERS ................................Anthony Douglas .............................111991 DFC .......U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. B. 10

Engr .....F/Sgt ......TAYLOR .....................................John Wilkinson ...............................54339 ........................................................U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. B. 7

Nav .......F/Lt ........STERNS .......................................William Meredith ...........................J/5306 DFC ...........................RCAF .U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Joint Grave 8. B. 5 - 6

B/Aim ..F/O ........GOUGH .........................................Cedric Dennis .................................129664 DFC .......U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. Joint Grave 8. B. 5 - 6

W/Op ...W/O ......GIBB ..............................................John Webster ..................................632040 DFC ...........................................U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. B. 11

AG ........F/O ........REEVES .........................................Ralph Leonard ................................146103 .....................................................U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. B. 8

AG ........F/Lt .......DONNER .......................................William John ..................................403026 DFC ...........................RAAF ....U

...............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 8. B. 9

Took off from Warboys at 23:51. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 03:10 1 km S of Zasenbeck approximately halfway along the Wittingen to Brome road.


ME627 ..166Sqdn ......................................................AS-Z .................................................Op: Leipzig ..................................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan-Vickers

250 Lancaster Mis ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers in May 1942 and delivered from November 1943 to January 1944 with Merlin 22 engines initially installed up to ME639 and Merlin 24 engines from ME640 except for ME668-9 with Merlin 22 engines.

Pilot ....F/Sgt ......KINGSTON ..................................Roy Albert ........................................420817 ..................................RAAF .U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 4. Z. 18

Engr ...Sgt ..........MERCER .......................................Roy Victor ........................................1801225 ........U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 4. Z. 15

Nav .....F/Sgt .......FOSTER ........................................Max Harvey...................................... 410649 ..................................RAAF .U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 4. Z. 17

B/Aim Sgt ...........CAMPBELL ................................George McNeill ...............................1342122 ..................................................U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Joint Grave 4. Z. 19 - 20

W/Op .Sgt ...........GARDINER .................................Stanley Robert George ...................1446552................................................. U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 4. Z. 16

AG ......Sgt ...........BAILEY ........................................Albert Ronald ..................................1603676 ........U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Joint Grave 4. Z. 19 - 20

AG ......Sgt ...........DENNEHY ....................................Desmond John ////////////////////////1605654 ////////U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 4. Z. 14

Took off from Kirmington at 23:50. All are buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin


ME637 ..166Sqdn .......................................................AS-F ..................................................Op: Leipzig ..............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan-Vickers

250 Lancaster Mis ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers in May 1942 and delivered from November 1943 to January 1944 with Merlin 22 engines initially installed up to ME639 and Merlin 24 engines from ME640 except for ME668-9 with Merlin 22 engines.

Pilot .....S/Ldr ......BOWS .........................................Ronald ..............................................40363 ......................................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 200

Engr .....Sgt ..........BROOKS ....................................Francis Gilbert ...............................777769 ........U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 225

Nav ........F/O .........HUGHES .....................................Wyvern Frederick ..........................422403.............................. RNZAF...... U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 262

B/Aim ...F/Sgt ......GREGG .......................................Henry................................................ 1436515................................................. U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 218

W/Op ....Sgt ..........BARLOW ..................................Albert Kenneth ...............................1579353 ..................................................U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 224

AG .........Sgt .........MORTON ...................................Ernest Leonard ...............................1337604 ........U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 234

AG .........Sgt .........ASQUITH ....................................David Beaumont .............................1143274 ........U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 224

Took off from Kirmington at 23:50. Lost without trace


DV220 ..166Sqdn .......................................................AS-J ................................................Op: Leipzig ................................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by Metropolitan Vickers

This aircraft was one of 109 from an order for 200 from Metropolitan Vickers built as Lancaster BIII with Merlin 28 engines and delivered between May and November 1943

Pilot .....F/Sgt .......ALLAN ........................................Francis Frederick George ...........J/19942 .................................RCAF .....U

...............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 8. K. 12

Engr ....Sgt ............LEE ...............................................T H .......................................................................................................................POW

...............Prisoner No 1768 at Stalag Luft Heydekrug

Nav ......WO2 ........YELLAND ....................................James Joseph .................................J/85960 ................................RCAF..... U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 253

B/Aim ..F/Sgt .......HUGHES ......................................F H ....................................................................................................RCAF .....POW

...............Prisoner No 1729 at Stalag Kopernikus

W/Op ...Sgt ...........DYKES .........................................William Arthur .............................1575431................................................ U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel

AG .......F/Sgt ........MANUEL ......................................J ..............................................................................DFM................................. POW

...............Prisoner No 1897 at Stalag Kopernikus

AG .......Sgt ............ROSE ............................................A ........................................................................................................................POW

...............Prisoner No 1613 at Stalag Kopernikus

Took off from Kirmington at 23:21. Believed to have been shot down by a Fw 190

F/Sgt Manuel's DFM was gazetted on 9/07/43


LM382 ..166Sqdn .......................................................AS-Q ................................................Op: Leipzig ...............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Yeadon)

This aircraft was one of 340 Lancaster MkIII with Merlin 38 engines, from an order for 350 aircraft (340 BIII & 10 BI) delivered between October 1942 & October 1944

Pilot ....P/O ...........CATLIN ......................................J H ........................................................................................................................Injured

Engr ....Sgt ............WRIGHT ....................................H C .......................................................................................................................Injured

Nav .......P/O ...........PRAGNELL ..............................A W ......................................................................................................................Injured

B/Aim .P/O ............SIM .............................................F C .............................,.......................................................................RCAF ......Injured

W/Op ..Sgt .............HALL......................................... T P F ....................................................................................................................Injured

AG .......Sgt .............POWERS ..................................T ...........................................................................................................................Injured

AG .......Sgt .............BIRCH .......................................W .........................................................................................................................Injured

Took off from Kirmington at 23:40. Suffered badly in an attack by night fighters on the outward trip. Sgt's Wright and Powers were badly wounded. After jettisoning the bomb load, a course was set for Manston, Kent. The Lancaster crash landed at 06:05 and was wrecked


ME633 ..207Sqdn ......................................................EM-Y ................................................Op: Leipzig ...............................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan-Vickers

250 Lancaster Mis ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers in May 1942 and delivered from November 1943 to January 1944 with Merlin 22 engines initially installed up to ME639 and Merlin 24 engines from ME640 except for ME668-9 with Merlin 22 engines.

Pilot .....P/O .........CLARK ........................................Joseph James Richard ..................169584 ........U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 210

Engr ....Sgt ...........DOCHERTY ................................Norman ............................................1777217 ........U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 228

Nav .......F/Sgt .......MAXTED .....................................Chas Henry .....................................1286456 ........U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 220

B/Aim ..F/Sgt .......MORAN .......................................Ted James ........................................J/92130 ................................RCAF ......U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 252

W/Op ...Sgt ...........BALDWIN ...................................Bernard Henry John .....................1411466 ........U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 224

AG ........Sgt ...........EVERETT .....................................Donald Charles ...............................1594197 ..................................................U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 229

AG ........Sgt ...........PARKER .......................................Harold Colin ...................................1875343 ./...............................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 235

Took off from Spilsby at 00:07. Lost without trace


EE126 ..207Sqdn ........................................................EM-A ...............................................Op: Leipzig ................................................Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was part of an order for 620 Lancasters from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) built from November 1942 to June 1943, comprising 129 BI with Merlin 20 engines and 491 BIII with Merlin 28 engines

Pilot .....P/O .........JARVIS .......................................W D ......................................................................................................................POW

...............Prisoner No 3487 at Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

Engr ....Sgt ...........ASKEW ......................................M V ........................................................................................................................POW

...............Prisoner No 1593 at Stalag Kopernikus

Nav .......F/Sgt .......PEARSON .................................S T .........................................................................................................................POW

...............Prisoner No 2192 at Stalag Kopernikus

B/Aim ..Sgt ..........PADDOCK ................................P L .........................................................................................................................POW

................Prisoner No 3200 at Stalag Kopernikus

W/Op ....Sgt .........MOREY ......................................Jeffrey Thomas .................................1578513 ........U

.................Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery. 26. G. 8

AG .........Sgt .........LINTON .....................................Leonard Thomas.................................J/89726 ................................RCAF .U

.................Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery. 26. G. 10

AG .........Sgt .........ROGERS ....................................Sam Paul..............................................1681948 ........U

.................Buried in Sage War Cemetery. 8. E. 12

Took off from Spilsby at 23:54. Picked up by searchlights near Meppen on the outward trip and attacked by a night fighter. Some of the crew abandoned the burning aircraft at 14,000 feet. The Lancaster crashed at 02:29 at Pestinghausen, 4 km W of Syke.


DS788 ..408(Goose)Sqdn EQ-C Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BII by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft

This aircraft was one of 173 from an order for200 from Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft in 1941 and built as Lancaster BII with Hercules XVI Radial engines.

Pilot ....F/O ..........FRAMPTON ...............................John Albert .......................................J/24171 ..............................RCAF .....U

..............Buried in Hoogezand-Sappemeer (Kropswolde) Protestant Church, Nederlamds. Grave 4

Engr ...Sgt ...........ROBERTSON .............................F W C .................................................................................................................Evaded

..............No evader documentation traced

Nav ......F/Sgt .......ASTLES .......................................John James .......................................J/86400 ..............................RCAF..... U

..............Buried in Hoogezand-Sappemeer (Kropswolde) Protestant Church, Nederlamds. Joint Grave 1

B/Aim .F/O ..........REYNOLDS ................................G W ..................................................................................................RCAF..... POW

..............Prisoner No 3537 at Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

W/Op ..Sgt ...........TINDALL ....................................Kenneth Witty ..................................1458532 ..............................................U

..............Buried in Hoogezand-Sappemeer (Kropswolde) Protestant Church, Nederlamds. Joint Grave 1

AG .......Sgt ...........BENNETT.................................... Kenneth Hugh ..................................J/88336 .............................RCAF..... U

..............Buried in Hoogezand-Sappemeer (Kropswolde) Protestant Church, Nederlamds. Grave 2

AG .......Sgt ...........SMITH ..........................................Kenneth ............................................J/89042............................. RCAF .U

..............Buried in Hoogezand-Sappemeer (Kropswolde) Protestant Church, Nederlamds. Grave 3

Took off from Linton-on-Ouse at 00:03 for the crews first trip. Wkile flying at 20,000 feet the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter resulting in the rudders being shot out. The Lancaster crashed at Kropswolde just SW of of Hoogezand Sappemeer, Holland. The Lancaster was salvaged in 1973


LL632 ..408(Goose)Sqdn EQ-G Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BII by Armstrong Whitworth

This aircraft was one of 100 Mk II Lancasters with Hercules XVI engines, from a 1942 order for 450 aircraft,(100 BII / 350 BI) and delivered between October 1943 & March 1944

Pilot ....F/Sgt .......GREIP(F) ......................................B V ....................................................................................................RCAF .....POW

..............Prisoner No 2428 at Stalag Kopernikus

Engr ....Sgt ...........MEIKLE .......................................J ..........................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1899 at Stalag Kopernikus

Nav ......F/Sgt .......JAMES .........................................J S .....................................................................................................RCAF .....POW

..............Shown on loss card as POW but no file traced

B/Aim F/O ...........WALL ..........................................R T ....................................................................................................RCAF .....POW

..............Prisoner No 3541 at Stalag Luft Sagan & belaria

W/Op .Sgt ............MCKINNON ...............................J B ....................................................................................................RCAF..... POW

..............Prisoner No 1895 at Stalag Kopernikus

AG ......Sgt ............PLUNKETT ................................William ..............................................J/88707 ..............................RCAF..... U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Joint Grave 25 - 26

AG ......Sgt ............HUGHES .....................................Cyril Armstrong ..............................1685192 ..............................................U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Joint Grave 25 - 26

Took off from Linton-on-Ouse at 00:06. Attacked from the stern by a night fighter whilst flying at 21,000 feet near Stendal. Sgt Hughes was fatally wounded in the attack which left the Lancasters Starboard wing blazing fiercely


LL719 ..408(Goose)Sqdn EQ-V Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BII by Armstrong Whitworth

This aircraft was one of 100 Mk II Lancasters with Hercules XVI engines, from a 1942 order for 450 aircraft,(100 BII / 350 BI) and delivered between October 1943 & March 1944

Pilot ....F/O ..........RICHTER ....................................Gordon William McKay .......................................J/21670 .........RCAF .U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Joint Grave 5. J. 7

Engr ...Sgt ...........ROBERTS ...................................Charles William George .....................................179401 .............................U

.............Buried in Choloy War Cemetery, France. 2. F. 6

Nav .....F/Sgt ........BOWDEN ....................................Donald Ivan .............................................................R/159925 .......RCAF .....U

.............Buried in Choloy War Cemetery, France. 2. F. Joint Grave 4 - 5

B/Aim Sgt ............BENNETT ...................................Gordon .....................................................................J/91044 ..........RCAF .....U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 5. J. 8

W/Op ..WO2 ........ROACH ......................................Sherman Lewis ......................................................J/86595 ..........RCAF.... U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. Joint Grave 5. J. 7

AG .......Sgt ...........KELLY .........................................Ralph Gordon .........................................................J/88769.......... RCAF.....U

.............Buried in Choloy War Cemetery, France. 2. F. 3

AG .......Sgt ...........SKEET ..........................................Frederick George................................................. 618386........................... U

.............Buried in Choloy War Cemetery, France2. F. Joint Grave 4 - 5

Took off from Linton-on-Ouse at 00:08. Three of the crew were buried in Berlin, whilst the other four were buried at Choloy in France. This is possibly due to the graves being re-opened by two different graves investigation units


LL720 ..408(Goose)Sqdn EQ-R Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BII by Armstrong Whitworth

This aircraft was one of 100 Mk II Lancasters with Hercules XVI engines, from a 1942 order for 450 aircraft,(100 BII / 350 BI) and delivered between October 1943 & March 1944

Pilot ....F/Lt ..........WINN ...........................................Elmer Stanley ..................................J/8840 .................................RCAF..... U

..............Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp. Iva. C. 34

Engr ...Sgt ............BOLT ...........................................Ellis William ...................................642443 ..................................................U

..............Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp. Iva. C. 35

Nav .....F/O ...........LEAMAN ......................................James Richard ................................J/24215 .............................RCAF .U

.............Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp. Iva. C. 32

B/Aim F/O ...........BONNEVILLE ............................John Raymond .................................J/25732 ..............................RCAF...... U

.............Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp. Iva. C. 31

W/Op .F/Sgt ........WADE ..........................................Reginald Herbert ............................J/86403 ..............................RCAF .U

.............Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp. Iva. C. 41

AG .....T/S .............BROWN .....................................N H H .............................................................................................USAAF .U

.............Buried in the American Military Cemetery at Neuville-en-Condroz

AG .....PO .............DRAMNITZKI ............................Eldore .................................................J/88338 ...............................RCAF .....U

............Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp. Iva. C. 27

Took off from Linton-on-Ouse at 23:48.


DS776 ..426(Thunderbird)Sqdn OW-A Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BII by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft

This aircraft was one of 173 from an order for200 from Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft in 1941 and built as Lancaster BII with Hercules XVI Radial engines.

Pilot ....F/Sgt .......MCKENZIE .................................Morris Allen .....................................J/86163.............................. RCAF .U

..............Buried in Woensel General Cemetery. Plot KK. Coll Grave 7

Engr ....Sgt ..........GWYNNE ....................................John Vernon ......................................1764165................................................U

..............Buried in Woensel General Cemetery. Plot KK. Grave 7

Nav ......F/O ..........HANCOCK .................................Harold Alton...................................... J/20963...............................RCAF.......U

..............Buried in Woensel General Cemetery. Plot KK. Grave 8

B/Aim PO ............ALLEYN ......................................Foster Richard .................................J/85507 ..............................RCAF .U

..............Buried in Woensel General Cemetery. Plot KK. Coll Grave 7

W/Op .F/O ...........COX .............................................Paul Conroy ......................................J/11843 ..............................RCAF .U

..............Buried in Woensel General Cemetery. Plot KK. Coll Grave 7

AG ......Sgt ............WHALEN ....................................Vernon George ................................J/88871 ..............................RCAF .U

..............Buried in Woensel General Cemetery. Plot KK. Grave 10

AG ......P/O ...........DOWE .........................................Edward Albert....................................J/86196 ..............................RCAF .....U

.............Buried in Woensel General Cemetery. Plot KK. Grave 11

Took off from Linton-on-ouse at 23:54. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed 2 km E of Valkenswaard (Noord-Brabant) 10 km S of Eindhoven at 05:45


JB610 ..460(Australian)Sqdn AR-H Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A. V. Roe (Chadderton)

550 Lancasters ordered from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) late in 1941 and delivered as Mk. III from June to December 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed in early production, Merlin 28 or 38 engines at mid-production, and Merlin 38 engines only on late production.

Pilot .....W/O ........GODWIN ....................................Kenneth James ................................412945 ................................RAAF..... U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 258

Engr ....Sgt ...........WOOD .......................................Cyril Charles ...................................1602462 ................................................U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 240

Nav ........Sgt .........WIGGIN...................................... M D ......................................................................................................................POW

................Prisoner No 1758 at Stalag Kopernikus

B/Aim ..F/Sgt ......DELLIT .......................................V W ....................................................................................................RAAF .....POW

...............No POW file traced

W/Op ..F/Sgt .......HENNESSEY...............................Francis Arthur ................................421332 .................................RAAF..... U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 4. B. 6

AG ......Sgt ...........CLARKSON ...............................Francis ..............................................1007251................................................ U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 4. B. 8

AG ......F/O........... MORRIS .....................................John Nathan ......................................419274 ...............................RAAF..... U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 4. B. 9

Took off from Binbrook at 23:34.


ND569 ..460(Australian)Sqdn AR-E Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot ....F/Sgt .......MACKRELL ...............................Stanley Vincent ................................410248 ...............................RAAF..... U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 261

Engr ...Sgt ...........FIDLER ........................................Gordon Alwyn ...................................1543138.............................................. U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 229

Nav ......F/Sgt .......TAPPENDEN ..............................J E .....................................................................................................RAAF..... POW

.............Prisoner No 1740 at Stalag Kopernikus

B/Aim .F/Sgt .......THOMSOM ................................Ian Alexander ..................................421771................................ RAAF .....U

.............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 262

W/Op.. F/Sgt .......GROVES .....................................K K ...................................................................................................RAAF .....POW

.............Prisoner No 1735 at Stalag Kopernikus

AG ......Sgt ............WELLER .....................................Leslie Herbert George .................1895614 ..............................RAAF..... U

.............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 240

AG ......F/Sgt .........RANDELL ..................................Norman James ...............................423323 ................................RAAF .....U

.............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 261

Took off from Binbrook at 23:48


DV338 ..463(Australian)Sqdn JO-C Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan Vickers

This aircraft was one of 91 from an order for 200 from Metropolitan Vickers built as Lancaster BI with Merlin 22 engines and delivered between May and November 1943

Pilot ......F/O .........FAYLE .........................................Ernest Athol .....................................412936 ...............................RAAF .U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 257

Engr .....Sgt ..........BAKER .......................................Christopher Thomas .......................1583703.................................................U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 224

Nav ........F/O ........CHAPPELL ................................Charles Lancelot ..............................133724 ..................................................U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 205

B/Aim ..Sgt ..........TOPHAM ...................................Lyndon Kenneth ...............................1419910.................................................U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 239

W/Op ...Sgt ..........FARRELL ...................................Richard Joseph ...............................1386762.................................................U

................Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 229

AG ........F/Sgt ......BENNETT ...................................Brian Percival ..................................425264.............................. RAAF ......U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 260

AG ........Sgt ..........VICKERY ....................................Albert Leonard Norman ................1419019................................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 239

Took off from Waddington at 23:20. Lost without trace


DS736 ..514Sqdn JI-D2 Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BII by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft

This aircraft was one of 173 from an order for200 from Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft in 1941 and built as Lancaster BII with Hercules XVI Radial engines

Pilot ....F/Sgt .......HALL ...........................................Norman ..............................................978968 ........U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 218

Engr ...Sgt ...........HODSON ....................................Arthur Reginald ..............................1582498................................................. U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 231

Nav ......Sgt ..........WILLIAMS .................................John Roland ......................................1585416 ................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 240

B/Aim .Sgt ..........CRAGG .......................................Kenneth Leonard ..............................1338713................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 227

W/Op ..Sgt ..........LEWIS .........................................Frank Reginald ................................1419042................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 233

AG .......Sgt ..........WATKINS ..................................William Kenneth ..............................1651897 ...............................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 240

AG .......Sgt ..........WOODFORD .............................Thomas Samuel ................................1806800 ..............................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 241

Took off from Waterbeach at 00:20. Lost without trace


DS823 ..514Sqdn JI-M Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BII by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft

This aircraft was one of 173 from an order for200 from Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft in 1941 and built as Lancaster BII with Hercules XVI Radial engines

Pilot ....P/O ..........HENRY .......................................Walter ................................................171394 ........U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 7. C. 8

Engr ...Sgt ............BENNETT ..................................Alfred Edwin .....................................1603741.................................................U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 9. A. 8

Nav ......Sgt ...........RICKETTS .................................Stanley William ..............................1323954.................................................U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 9. A. 17

B/Aim .P/O ..........BALL ..........................................William Sidney ................................J/86161 .............................RCAF .U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 7. C. 9

W/Op ..Sgt ...........VALLANCE ...............................Francis Beardsley ..........................1576668 ...............................................U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. Coll Grave 9. A. 14 - 16

AG .......Sgt ...........KENNY .......................................Douglas .............................................542541..................................................U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. Coll Grave 9. A. 14 - 16

AG .......Sgt ...........LANNIGAN ...............................William .............................................1821076................................................U

..............Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. 9. A. 18

Took off from Waterbeach at 23:51. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 02:30 at Essern-Osterloh on the SW edge of Grosses Moor, 11 km NE of Rahden.


LL681 ..514Sqdn JI-J Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BII by Armstrong Whitworth

This aircraft was one of 100 Mk II Lancasters with Hercules XVI engines, from a 1942 order for 450 aircraft,(100 BII / 350 BI) and delivered between October 1943 & March 1944

Pilot ....F/Lt ..........KINGWELL ................................Leonard John ...................................133610 ........U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 202

Pilot2 .WO1 ........DODDING ...................................James David..................................... R/133286 .............................RCAF..... U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 253

Engr ..Sgt .............NEWBURY ..................................Dennis William ..............................1812145.................................................U

.............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 235

Nav .....Sgt ............KNIGHT .......................................George Edward ................................1396522................................................ U

.............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 232

B/Aim Sgt ............BATES .........................................William Alexander ........................1585341................................................. U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 224

W/Op .Sgt ............WHICHELOW ............................Harold Marcus ...............................1220052 .................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 223

AG ......Sgt .............TAYLOR .....................................Harry ...............................................1581481................................................. U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 238

AG ......W/O ...........FIDGE ..........................................Harold Stanley............................... 409037................................ RAAF .U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede memorial. Panel 259

Took off from Waterbeach at 00:17. Lost without trace


LM461 ..550Sqdn BQ-U Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Yeadon)

This aircraft was one of 340 Lancaster MkIII with Merlin 38 engines, from an order for 350 aircraft (340 BIII & 10 BI) delivered between October 1942 & October 1944

Pilot ....W/O ........MILLER....................................... John Irving .......................................172075 ........U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 6. D. 3

Pilot2 ...F/Sgt .......HARRISON ................................J P ........................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1734 at Stalag Kopernikus

Engr.....Sgt ...........WHITE ........................................R E ........................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1098 at Stalag Kopernikus

.Nav......Sgt ...........EVANS ........................................D V H ...................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1891 at Stalag Luft Heydekrug

B/Aim..Sgt ...........HURST ........................................P H .......................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 2113 at Stalag Luft Heydekrug

W/Op...Sgt ...........BROWN .....................................G E ........................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1596 at Stalag Kopernikus

AG.......Sgt ...........WILLIAMS ................................Thomas Kenneth Morgan ...............1709098 ....................................................U

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 6. D. 2

AG.......Sgt ............THOMAS................................... Frank Charles.................................. 1255715................................................... U ...

.............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 6. D. 1

Took off from North Killingholme at 23:32. Attacked and shot down by a night fighter from 21,000 feet


DV386 ..576Sqdn UL-E2 Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan Vickers

This aircraft was one of 91 from an order for 200 from Metropolitan Vickers built as Lancaster BI with Merlin 22 engines and delivered between May and November 1943

Pilot .....F/Sgt ......KIRK ............................................Andrew Joseph .................................1459778 ...................................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 219

Engr ....Sgt ..........MOORES ....................................Walter ................................................2216165................................................... U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 234

Nav ......F/Sgt .......SMITH .........................................Royston Laurence ............................1313019 ...................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 222

B/Aim Sgt ...........HOWARD ...................................Eric MacPherson .............................1577657 ...................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 231

W/Op .F/Sgt ........KITSON ......................................William ..............................................1199896 ........U

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 219

AG ......F/Sgt ........CHURCHMAN ...........................Maurice .............................................1067662 ...................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 216

AG ......Sgt ............FINNERTY ..................................Thomas ..............................................1533514 ...................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 229

Took off from Elsham Wolds at 23:45. Lost without trace


ME588 ..625Sqdn CF-A Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan-Vickers

250 Lancaster Mis ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers in May 1942 and delivered from November 1943 to January 1944 with Merlin 22 engines initially installed up to ME639 and Merlin 24 engines from ME640 except for ME668-9 with Merlin 22 engines.

Pilot ....P/O ...........ASPIN .........................................James Desmond ...............................171216 DFM .......U

..............Buried in Hotton War cemetery, Hotton, Luxenbourg. Coll Grave XI. C. 9 - 12

Engr ...Sgt ............WHEELDON ..............................Paul Robert .......................................1339602 ....................................................U

.............Buried in Hotton War cemetery, Hotton, Luxenbourg. Coll Grave XI. C. 9 - 12

Nav .....Sgt .............RILEY .........................................William Edward................................ 1515357 ....................................................U

.............Buried in Hotton War cemetery, Hotton, Luxenbourg. Coll Grave XI. C. 9 - 12

B/Aim Sgt ............LANDON ....................................John Conybeare ...............................1266011 ....................................................U

.............Buried in Hotton War cemetery, Hotton, Luxenbourg. Coll Grave XI. C. 9 - 12

W/Op .Sgt ............EASTWOOD .............................George Harry ...................................1535672.....................................................U

.............Buried in Hotton War cemetery, Hotton, Luxenbourg. Coll Grave XI. C. 9 - 12

AG ......Sgt ...........SKEBO .........................................Patrick Sylvester............................ R/188577................................ RCAF..... U

.............Buried in Hotton War cemetery, Hotton, Luxenbourg. Coll Grave XI. C. 9 - 12

AG ......Sgt ...........WATSON .....................................Ronald Somner ................................922306......................................................U

.............Buried in Hotton War Cemetery, Hotton, Luxenbourg. Coll Grave XI. C. 9 - 12

Took off from Kelstern at 23:31.

P/O Aspin won an immediate DFM on a raid to Leipzig in October 1943 which was gazetted on 23/11/43


JA862 ..625Sqdn CF-T Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A. V. Roe (Chadderton)

550 Lancasters ordered from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) late in 1941 and delivered as Mk. III from June to December 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed in early production, Merlin 28 or 38 engines at mid-production, and Merlin 38 engines only on late production.

Pilot ....S/Ldr....... DOUETIL ....................................B N .......................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 3594 at Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria

Engr ....Sgt ..........GILL .............................................John .........................................................................1675512 .........................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 10. B. 2

Nav .......F/Sgt ......PRICE ..........................................F T ........................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1615 at Stalag Kopernikus

B/Aim .Sgt ..........MCMILLAN ................................William Henry ......................................................1383001......................... U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 1. D. 16

W/Op ..P/O .........CUDE ............................................Basil Vincent ........................................................170096........................... U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 10. B. 1

AG ......Sgt ...........SPARKES ....................................Bernard Kenneth .................................................1320930 ........................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 16. C. 17

AG ......F/O ..........HALE .............................................Frederick Leslie ..................................................146250 ..........................U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 15. K. 12

Took off from Kelstern at 23:33. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 02:43, 6 km N of Langenhagen Airfield, near to Resse-Wiechendorf.

F/Sgt Price was badly wounded when a POW column in which he was marching was attacked by typhoons. He died 11 days later


LM384 ..625Sqdn CF-X Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Yeadon)

This aircraft was one of 340 Lancaster MkIII with Merlin 38 engines, from an order for 350 aircraft (340 BIII & 10 BI) delivered between October 1942 & October 1944

Pilot ....F/Sgt .......PEARSON ..................................Charles Ernest .................................1436390 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. MIEE. 12. G. 1

Engr ...Sgt ...........SINCLAIR ...................................Adam Thompson ..............................1071014 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 12. G. 3

Nav ......F/O ..........PEARL .........................................Jack Verner .....................................J/22368 ..................................RCAF..... U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 12. G. 5

B/Aim .Sgt ..........PATERSON ................................G A ..........................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 1748 at Stalag Kopernikus

W/Op ..Sgt .........CARTWRIGHT ...........................George Alfred ..................................1474347 ........U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 226

AG .......Sgt .........TRIVETT .......................................Arthur ..............................................1587176 ........U

..............Buried in Hannover War Cemetery. 12. G. 4

AG .......Sgt .........EVANS ..........................................Thomas Randall ..............................1299215................................................... U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 229

Took off from Kelstern at 23:53. Crashed at Bledeln, 3 km NW of Algermissen.


ME589 ..626Sqdn UM-D2 Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BI by Metropolitan-Vickers

250 Lancaster Mis ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers in May 1942 and delivered from November 1943 to January 1944 with Merlin 22 engines initially installed up to ME639 and Merlin 24 engines from ME640 except for ME668-9 with Merlin 22 engines.

Pilot .....F/Sgt ......MATHESON ...............................Alexander McGregor ....................J/85929 ................................RCAF .U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 252

Engr ....Sgt ..........DUNN ...........................................Henry ................................................154934 ...................................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 228

Nav ......Sgt ..........COOK ..........................................Harry .................................................1579359 ................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 227

B/Aim .Sgt ..........MITTON ......................................Arthur Westwood ...........................657731 ........U

..............Buried in Nes General Cemetery, Ameland. Plot D. Row 10. Grave 24

W/Op .Sgt........... LATHAM ....................................Malcolm ............................................1535809 ................................................U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 219

AG ......Sgt ...........BODYCOT .................................Gordon Harry ...................................1624767.................................................U

..............Buried in Vredenhof Cemetery, Schiermonnkoog. Grave 105

AG ......Sgt ...........PULLMAN ..................................Thomas Joseph ................................948791.................................................. U

..............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 236

Took off from Wickenby at 23:33. Believed to have crashed into the sea off the Frisian Islands.


JB710 ..630Sqdn LE-W Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of 550 Lancasters ordered from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) in 1941 and delivered between June & December1943with either Merlin 28 or 38 engines

Pilot .....F/Lt .........ARMOUR ...................................Clifford Harold .................................142201 ........................................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 201

Engr ....Sgt ...........BYARS .......................................John Adams .......................................1822196..................................................... U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 226

Nav .......P/O .........KIDD ............................................Harold ................................................145374.........................................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 207

B/Aim .F/O ..........CROSS ........................................John Stanley ....................................151248........................................................ U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 205

W/Op ..Sgt ..........GILES ...........................................Ronald ................................................1337733 .....................................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 230

AG .......Sgt ..........YOUNG .........................................Leslie Alfred ....................................174106 .......................................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 213

AG .......Sgt ..........GRIFFITHS ..................................George Henry ..................................1835969 .....................................................U

...............Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 230

Took off from East Kirkby at 00:26. Lost without trace.


ND532 ..630Sqdn LE-N Op: Leipzig Lost 19-20/02/44

Lancaster BIII by A.V.Roe (Chadderton)

This aircraft was one of an order for 600 Lancaster Mk III, with Merlin 38 engines from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) and delivered between December 1943 & May 1944

Pilot ....P/O ..........YATES .......................................Wilson Birwell ..................................161407 DFC .................................................U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 5. E. 36

Engr ...Sgt ............ISAACS ....................................W A ................................................................................................................................POW

..............Prisoner No 3523 in Stalag Kopernikus

Nav .....Sgt ............SPENCE ....................................Alan ......................................................1493490....................................................... U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 5. E. 37

B/Aim F/Sgt ........FINDLOW ................................R G ...............................................................................................................RCAF..... POW

..............Prisoner No 2111 in Stalag Kopermikus

W/Op .Sgt ...........SCOTT ......................................D ....................................................................................................................................POW

..............POW File not found

AG ......F/Lt .........STEAD .......................................Ernest ..................................................124125 MiD .................................................U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin

AG ......F/Sgt .......DAWSON .................................Dennis Arthur ...................................981812...........................................................U

..............Buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin. 5.E. 35

Took off from east Kirkby at 00:04.


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