RAF 166 Squadron

Individual Crew Photographs - Missing, Lost and Survived


Sgt. R. F. Arnold
RAF 1890774
R F Arnold
Rear Gunner

Lancaster Mk I  AS-E  ME643

Lost: 4 May 1944

Tasking: MAILLY-LE-CAMP, France

Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. W. E. Myers - Pilot
Sgt. R. A. Green - Flight Engineer
Plt. Off. A. P. Pappajohn - Air Bomber
Flt. Sgt. S. Wilson - Navigator
Sgt. W. T. Jones - Wireless Op.
Sgt. J. P. Kenny - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Oscar Patrick McFadden
RAAF 424303
O P McFadden
Wireless Op.

Lancaster Mk I  AS-X  LL916

Lost: 28 May 1944

Tasking: AACHEN, Germany

Other Crew Members

W/O. F. A. Mander - Pilot
Sgt. H. J. Evans - Flight Engineer
W/O. G. J. Overend - Air Bomber
Flt. Sgt. V. L. Newell - Navigator
Flg. Off. B. A. White - Mid Upper Gunner
W/O. H. Shaw - Rear Gunner
Australian War Memorial Image #P0377.001

Flt. Lt. John Barritt - DFC  &  Flt. Sgt. Charles Edward Miller
J Barritt C E Miller
Flt. Lt. John Barritt
Gunnery Leader

Mid Upper Gunner
Flt. Sgt. Charles Edward Miller

Navigator
RAF 130337
RAF 1397989
Lancaster Mk I  AS-A  PA179

Lost: 21 February 1945

Tasking: DORTMUND, Germany

Other Crew Members

Sqn. Ldr. K. L. Collinson - Pilot  DFC
Plt. Off. A. J. Adams - Flight Engineer  DFC
Flg. Off. J. M. Sinclair - Air Bomber  DFC
Flt. Sgt. A. C. Harrison - Wireless Op.
Sgt. C. R. Anderson - Mid Upper Gunner

W/O. William Valentine Butler  & Flt. Sgt. Ronald Soo
Butler Crew W V Butler R Soo
RAF 1318348
RAF 1052600
Other Crew Members

Sgt. R. E. W. Cheeseman - Flight Engineer
Sgt. J. Holden - Air Bomber (Survived)
Sgt. J. W. Thomas - Navigator (Survived)
Sgt. F. C. Collins - Wireless Op.
Sgt. J. M. Preston - Rear Gunner

Lancaster Mk III  AS-C2  EE137

Lost: 14 January 1944

Tasking - BRUNSWICK, Germany

W/O. William Valentine Butler - Pilot
Flt. Sgt. Ronald Soo - Mid Upper Gunner
L to R Front Row - Cheeseman, Preston, Butler, Collins & Soo

Plt. Off. Bernard Norman Touzel
B N Touzel
RAF 146093
Air Bomber

Wellington Mk X  AS-Q  HF594

Lost: 25 June 1943

Tasking - WUPPERTAL, Germany

Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. R. E. Currie - Pilot
Sgt. N. Cawthra - Navigator
Sgt. G. H. Williams - Wireless Op.
Sgt. F. Needham - Rear Gunner


Plt. Off. Henry Wilson Heron  & Sgt. Leslie James Wakerell
L J Wakerell H W Heron
RAF 158583
RAF 1319771
Sgt. Leslie James Wakerell - Rear Gunner
Plt. Off. Henry Wilson Heron - Pilot
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. P. E. Musto - Navigator
Sgt. J. Smith - Air Bomber
Sgt. T. I. Betts - Wireless Op.

Wellington Mk X  AS-U  HE988

Lost: 30 August 1943

Tasking - MÜNCHEN GLADBACH, Germany



Flt. Sgt. John Granville King

RAAF 410000

J G King
Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-F2  ND705

Lost: 19 March 1944

Tasking: FRANKFURT, Germany

Other Crew Members

Sqn. Ldr. D. A. Sewell - Pilot
Flt. Off. R. A. Glasson - Second Dickie Pilot
Sgt. C. W. Lloyd - Flight Engineer
Sgt. L. S. Preator - Air Bomber
Sgt. W. J. Proffitt - Wireless Op.
Flg. Off. D. W. C. Hawken - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. R. Emson - Rear Gunner


Flt. Lt. Fredrick James Dee,  Flt. Sgt. John Fitzgerald,  Flt. Sgt. Jacob Schaffer, Flg. Off. George William Palmer, Sgt. Jack White & Flg. Off.  James Balfour Russell

RAF 48419
RCAF R215210
RCAF R221219
RAF 153386
RAF 55958
RCAF J29521
J Fitzgerald F J Dee J Schaffer G W Palmer J White J B Russell
Flt. Lt. Fredrick James Dee - Pilot
Flt. Sgt. John Fitzgerald - Rear Gunner
Flt. Sgt. Jacob Schaffer - Mid Upper Gunner
Flg. Off. George William Palmer - Air Bomber
Sgt. Jack White - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. James Balfour Russell - Navigator
Lancaster Mk III  AS-M2  LM694

Lost: 27 August 1944

Gardening: DANZIG BAY, Poland

Other Crew Member

Sgt. W. A. Holt - Wireless Op.


Plt. Off. Douglas M. Bridges,   Sgt. John Fenwick Weatherell & Sgt. John Alfred Hargreaves

Survived
RAF 605522
RAF 575689
D M Bridges J F Weatherell J A Hargreaves
Plt. Off. Douglas M. Bridges (Survived) - Pilot
Sgt. John Fenwick Weatherell - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. John Alfred Hargreaves - Flight Engineer
Lancaster Mk I AS-B LL903 LM694

Lost: 28 April 1944

Tasking - FRIEDRICHSHAVEN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. J. L. Atherton - Navigator
Flg. Off. D. G. Wood - Air Bomber
Sgt. J. A. Buncher - Wireless Op.
Sgt. J. J. Opie - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. Royden G. Bradley
RCAF J28537
R G Bradley
Pilot

Lancaster Mk III AS-R LM652

Lost: 27 August 1944

Gardening - DANZIG BAY, Poland
Photograph Courtesy  Geraldine Chase
Other Crew Members

Sgt. W. France - Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. E. V. Hammond - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. R. N. Smith - Air Bomber
Flg. Off. A. Scott - Wireless Op.
Flg. Off. G. Flagel - Mid Upper Gunner
Flg. Off. K. F. Morley - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Charles George Thompson & Plt. Off. Arthur Edward Brown

RAF 1637596
RAF 170737

C G Thompson A E Brown
Sgt. Charles George Thompson - Flight Engineer
Plt. Off. A E Brown - Pilot
Photograph courtesy Bernard Brown used with permission Aircrew Remembered

Photograph used with permission Aircrew Remembered

Lancaster Mk III AS-S JB639

Lost: 17 December 1943

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sgt. H. A. Williams - Navigator
Sgt. N. N. Griffin - Air Bomber
Sgt. L. D. Perry - Wireless Op.
Sgt. E. V. Smith - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. D. W. Inglis - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. Robert Bruce Melville
RAF 170737
R B Melville
Wireless Op.

Lancaster Mk III  AS-I  NE170

Lost: 31 August 1944

Tasking - AGENVILLE, France
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. F. D. Elliott - Pilot (Survived)
Sgt. J. H. Comley - Flight Engineer (Survived)
Sgt. N. W. L. Linton - Navigator (Survived)
Flt. Sgt. M. L. Oliphant - Air Bomber (Survived)
Flt. Sgt. G. M. Canning - Mid Upper Gunner
Flt. Sgt. K. G. Rhodes - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. Allen James Reid

RCAF J36936
A J Reid
Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-E  ME318

Lost: 4 December 1944

Tasking - KARLERIHE, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. G. C. Clewley - Pilot
Sgt. A. J. Taylor - Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. E. F. Williams - Air Bomber
Flt. Sgt. J. A. Joyce - Wireless Op.
Flt. Sgt. H. R. Thyret - Mid Upper Gunner
Flt. Sgt. R. J. Barr - Rear Gunner

Sgt. A. C. Smith  (survived became POW)

RAF 1459147
A C Smith
Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-A  JA865

Lost: 24 November 1943

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members

W/O. E. F. Grove - Pilot (survived became POW)
Sgt. A. Rossi - Flight Engineer (survived became POW)
Flt. Sgt. E. Hunt - Air Bomber (survived became POW)
Sgt. S. Paterson - Wireless Op. (survived became POW)
Sgt. J. Davies - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. J. E. W. Iverson - Rear Gunner

Flt. Sgt. Henry Gregg & Sgt. Francis Gilbert Brooks

RAF 1436515
RAF *Rhodesian 777769
F G Brooks H Gregg
Sgt. Francis Gilbert Brooks
Flight Engineer

Flt. Sgt. Henry Gregg
Air Bomber

Lancaster Mk I  AS-F  ME637

Lost: 20 February 1944

Tasking - LEIPZIG, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sqn. Ldr. R. Bows - Pilot
Flg. Off. W. F. Hughes - Navigator
Sgt. A. K. Barlow - Wireless Op.
Sgt. E. L. Morton - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. D. B. Asquith - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. Lawrence Maurice Clark

RCAF J20082
L M Clark
Pilot

Wellington Mk X  AS-S  HZ278

Lost: 29 April 1943

Gardening mouth of Elbe River

(this was their 1st operation)
Photograph Courtesy  Søren C. Flensted
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. J. A. Dalton - Air Bomber
Sgt. D. E. Giles - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. H. J. MacEachen - Wireless Op.
Sgt. E. L. Morton - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. H. R. Fisher - Rear Gunner (Survived became POW)


Plt. Off. Colin Phelps  (survived became POW)

RAF 416889
C Phelps
Pilot

Lancaster Mk III  AS-W  DV180

Lost: 29 January 1944

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sgt. E. E. Hillyard - Flight Engineer
Master Sgt. W. W. Mitchell - Air Bomber
Plt. Off. E. D. Nesbitt - Navigator (Survived became POW)
Sgt. R. Winder - Wireless Op.
Sgt. W. H. Clarke - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. H. Gibbon - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. Jack Lesney Lochhead

RNZAF 427215
J L Lochhead
Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-R  ND399

Lost: 13 June 1944

Tasking - GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. J. S. Kirton - Pilot
Sgt. J. P. Coogan - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. P. L. Andrews - Air Bomber
Plt. Off. E. D. Nesbitt - Navigator (Survived became POW)
Sgt. A. J. Brazier - Wireless Op.
Sgt. F. I. Spence - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. C. McLean - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. Peter William Byers

RAAF 421158
P W Byers
Wireless Op.

Lancaster Mk III  AS-O  ND626

Lost: 26 October 1944

Gardening - Frisian Islands
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. J. R. Burton - Pilot
Sgt. E. A. Eades - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. J. B. Hill - Air Bomber
Flg. Off. D. E. Walker - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. V. Turbard - Mid Upper Gunner
Flt. Sgt. G. S. Elders - Rear Gunner
National Archives of Australia

Image # A9301 421158

Flt. Sgt. Eric Alexander Roy

RNZAF 4213333
E A Roy
Air Bomber

Lancaster Mk III  AS-J2  PB153

Lost: 17 March 1945

Tasking - NUREMBURG, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sgt. W. L. Hilder - Pilot
Sgt. R. T. C. Guscott - Flight Engineer
Sgt. J. W. Richards - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. M. D. S. Davis - Wireless Op.
Sgt. E. C. Wilkie - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. L. Titmus - Rear Gunner  (Survived became POW)

Sgt. Cyril Edward Mayne & Flg. Off. Robert Duncan Crone
RCAF J23474
RAF 1601056
R D Crone C E Mayne
Flg. Off. Robert Duncan Crone

Air Bomber
Photograph Courtesy Richard Jones

Sgt. Cyril Edward Mayne

Rear Gunner
Lancaster Mk III  AS-G  ND651

Lost: 3 June 1944

Tasking - CALAIS, France
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. D. G. Jones - Pilot
Sgt. H. T. Gregory - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. C. G. Neville - Air Bomber
Sgt. J. Maquire - Wireless Op.
Sgt. B. T. Williams - Mid Upper Gunner

Flt. Sgt. William Murphy
RAAF 434396
W Murphy
Wireless Op.
Photograph courtesy Colin Gerrard
Lancaster Mk III  AS-Y  ND628

Lost: 27 July 1944

Tasking - STUTTGART, Germany
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. G. L. Heath - Pilot
Sgt. L. A. Newell - Flight Engineer
Sgt. D. E. Simmons - Air Bomber
Flg. Off. B. P. Fraser
Sgt. R. Williams - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. N. D. Staff - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. Earl John Underhill

RCAF J237224
E J Underhill
Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-D  ND401

Lost: 25 March 1944

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. J. L. McGill - Pilot
Sgt. J. Mowbray - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. C. M. Torget - Air Bomber (Survived became POW)
Sgt. R. Tugman - Wireless Op.
Sgt. O. S. Roberts - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. E. F. Pates - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Alfred William Gowland

RAF 1818907
A W Gowland
Mid Upper Gunner

Lancaster Mk I  AS-J2  LL749

Lost: 27 March 1944

Tasking - ESSEN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flt. Sgt. V. L. Perry - Pilot
Sgt. J. J. McInroy - Flight Engineer
Sgt. A. G. Coney - Air Bomber (Survived became POW)
Flt. Sgt. L. V. Woodfield - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. M. D. H. Williams - Wireless Op.
Sgt. W. Harris - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Thomas Ball

RAF 1620011
T Ball
Rear Gunner

Wellington Mk X  AS-M  HE346

Lost: 26 June 1943

Tasking - GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany
Other Crew Members

W/O. C. A. Mattress - Pilot
Sgt. J. P. Priestley - Air Bomber
Sgt. A. Mortimer - Navigator
Sgt. N. R. Parry - Wireless Op.

Flt. Sgt. Lloyd Archibald Ferguson

RCAF R153401
L A Ferguson
Air Bomber

Lancaster Mk I  AS-V  ME686

Lost: 31 March 1944

Tasking - NUREMBERG, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flt. Lt. G. A. Proctor - Pilot
Flg. Off. P. E. Legard - Second Dickie Pilot
Sgt. H. Longton - Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. G. W. Trodd - Navigator
Plt. Off. D. B. McIntosh - Wireless Op.
Sgt. P. F. Walker - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. G. T. W. Reynolds - Rear Gunner

Flt. Sgt. William Russell Darling

RCAF R261453
W R Darling
Mid Upper Gunner

Lancaster Mk I  AS-X  LM176

Lost: 4 December 1944

Tasking - KARLSRUHE, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. S. R. Hanna - Pilot
Sgt. P. Morris - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. C. W. Macklaier - Air Bomber
Flg. Off. D. S. Howard - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. W. P. Wynnyk - Wireless Op.
Sgt. C. A. Fowler - Rear Gunner

Plt. Off. Trevor Wilmont Boyce,   Flg. Off. Andrew Burgess Leonard & Flg. Off Maurice Arnold Monks
RNZAF 422047
RAF 152791
RAF 152996
T W Boyce A B Leonard M A Monks
Plt. Off. Trevor W. Boyce

Pilot
Flg.. Off. Andrew B. Leonard

Navigator
Flg.. Off. Maurice A. Monks

Air Bomber
Lancaster Mk I  AS-X  LM581

Lost: 13 June 1944

Tasking - GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sgt. G. B. Carter - Flight Engineer
Sgt. A. Aldis - Wireless Op.
Sgt. H. Rothwell - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. I. M Ross - Rear Gunner
photographs courtesy Willem de Jong

Flt. Sgt. Ronald James McClean Bell

RNZAF 4215788
R J M Bell
Air Bomber

Lancaster Mk I  AS-Y  LM289

Lost: 5 April 1945

Tasking - LUTZKENDORF, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. R. A. Ayton - Pilot (Survived)
Sgt. K. H. Butcher - Flight Engineer
Sgt. A. G. S. Laidlaw - Navigator
Sgt. A. Nicholson - Wireless Op.
Sgt. D. J. Barlow - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. J. Benson - Rear Gunner (Survived)

Flt. Sgt. John Cletus Daze & Flg. Off. Michael Bernyk
RCAF R82170
RCAF J38740
J C Daze M Bernyk
Flt. Sgt. John Cletus Daze

Air Bomber

Flg. Off. Michael Bernyk

Navigator

Lancaster Mk I  AS-J  ME647

Lost: 31 December 1944

Tasking - OSTERFELD, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flt. Lt. J. A. Sherry - Pilot
Plt. Off. A. Martin - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. D. H. Bennett - Air Bomber
Flt. Sgt. K. Surman - Wireless Op.
Flt. Sgt. C. Young - Mid Upper Gunner

Flt. Sgt. Simon Stanley Solomons

RAAF 432281
S S Solomons
Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-U  PD226

Lost: 30 August 1944

Tasking - STETTIN BAY, Germany/Poland
National Archives of Australia

Image # A9301 432281
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. L. D. Heath - Pilot
Sgt. L. G. Lewis - Flight Engineer
Sgt. T. L. R. Griffiths - Air Bomber
Flt.Sgt. W. W. Hiscock - Wireless Op.
Sgt. G. A. Vaughan - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. W. P. Noble - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. John Henry Stopp,   Sgt. Joseph Eric Bawtree & Flg. Off. Keith James Moses
RAAF 419738
RAF 1893164
RAAF 432231
J H Stopp J E Bawtree K J Moses
National Archives of Australia

Image # A9301 419738
Flg. Off. John Henry Stopp

Navigator

Sgt. Joseph Eric Bawtree

Flight Engineer

Flg. Off.. Keith James Moses

Rear Gunner

Lancaster Mk I  AS-K2  ME7776

Lost: 13 June 1944

Tasking - GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. W. G. Grant - Pilot
Flg. Off. H. W. Davies - Air Bomber
Flt. Sgt. L. T. Hunt - Wireless Op.
Plt. Off. H. A. Brown - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. James Karl Stanley Somers

RAAF 411398
J K S Somers
Wireless Op.

Wellington Mk X  AS-C  HE924

Lost: 22 June 1943

Tasking - KREFELD, Germany

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

Flt. Sgt. A. Burgess - Pilot
Plt. Off. G. R. Wright - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. W. F. Payne - Air Bomber
Sgt. E. Jeffs - Rear Gunner

Plt. Off. Owen Eastwood Collins & Flt. Sgt. Stanley Noel Curtiss
RNZAF 41496
RAAF 401744
O E Collins S N Curtiss
Plt. Off. Owen Eastwood Collins

Pilot

Flt. Sgt. Stanley Noel Curtiss

Rear Gunner

Wellington Mk III  AS-L  X3965

Lost: 30 March 1943

Tasking - BOCHUM, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. L. Young - Navigator
Sgt. J. G. Hubbard - Air Bomber
Sgt. J. B. Bayliss - Wireless Op.

Sgt. George Fredrick Clark

RAF 1335626
G F Clark
Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-L  ED841

Lost: 16 February 1944

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. R. J. Robinson - Pilot
Sgt. H. K. Harrison - Flight Engineer
Sgt. R. A. R. Smith - Air Bomber
Sgt. D. J. Stokes - Wireless Op.
Sgt. N. Jones - Mid Upper Gunner
Flg. Off. B. O. Wright - Rear Gunner
Photograph Courtesy  Patricia Firman, John Barker and relatives of Sgt. G. Clark
with permission Aircrew Remembered

Flt. Sgt. Alexander Bernard Sheddan & Flt. Sgt. John Francis Moore
RNZAF 416210
RAAF 410689
J F Moore A B Sheddan
Flt. Sgt. A. B. Sheddan

Air Bomber

Flt. Sgt. J. F. Moore

Wireless Op.

Lancaster Mk I  AS-P2  R5552

Lost: 21 December 1943

Tasking - FRANKFURT, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flt. Sgt. K. B. Renelt - Pilot
Sgt. E. C. Toms - Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. J. W. Thompson - Navigator
Sgt. L. A. Henson - Mid Upper Gunner
Flt. Sgt. D. Bernard - Rear Gunner
Photograph Courtesy  Kees Stoutjesdijk
with permission Aircrew Remembrered
Photograph Courtesy  Kate Roper
with permission Aircrew Remembrered

Sgt. Cyril Arthur Land & Sgt. Alexander George Wells
RAF 1286485
RAF 1392263
A G Wells C A Land
Sgt. C. A. Land

Air Bomber
Sgt. A. G. Wells

Wireless Op.
Photograph with permission Aircrew Remembrered
Photograph Courtesy  Richard Williams
with permission Aircrew Remembered
Wellington Mk X  AS-P  HZ314

Lost: 25 July 1943

Tasking - HAMBURG, Germany
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. G. Ashplant - Pilot - CGM
Flt. Sgt. H. J. A. Reid - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. A. E. Jeffery - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Alwyn Nicholson

RAF 1990583
A Nicholson A Nicholson Grave Marker
Wireless Op.

Photographs Courtesy  Pam Mlodawski
Lancaster Mk I  AS-Y  LM289

Lost: 5th April 1945

Tasking - LUTZKENDORF, Germany

Crashed on approach to Kirmington
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off R. A. Ayton,  RNZAF - Pilot
Sgt. Kenneth Hardy Butcher,  RAF - Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. Ronald J McClean Bell,  RNZAF - Air Bomber
Sgt. Adrian Gordon Stewart Laidlaw,  RAF - Navigator
Sgt. Dennis John Barlow,  RAF - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. J Benson,  RAF - Rear Gunner

Flt. Sgt. Patrick Douglas McClemont

RAF 1584122
P D McClemont accident report P D McClemont
Air Bomber

Photographs Courtesy  Matthew McClemont
Lancaster Mk I  AS-A  NG304

5th October 1945

Training Exercise

Crashed on approach to Kirmington
Other Crew Members

Flt. Sgt. H. J. Lintott,  RAF - Pilot
Flt. Sgt. P. W. Youngman,  RAF - Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. R. C. Maiden,  RAF - Wireless Op.
Flt. Sgt. E. S. Seligmann,  RAF - Navigator
Sgt. A. F. Betts,  RAF - Air Gunner
Sgt. J. C. H. Breakwell,  RAF - Air Gunner

Sgt. Fredrick John Ricketts

RAF 1602110
F J Ricketts
Navigator

POW

Photographs Courtesy  Andrew Ricketts
Lancaster Mk I  AS-O  JB151

Lost: 22/23rd March 1944

Tasking - FRANKFURT, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flt. Lt. W. J. Stammers, RAF - Pilot
Sgt. W. E. Esley,  RAF - Flight Engineer  (Survived became POW)
Flt. Sgt. T. T.  Evans,  RAF - Air Bomber
Sgt. L. Parker,  RAF - Wireless Op.  (Survived became POW)
Sgt. R. A. L. Saunders,  RAF - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. B. G. Harper,  RAF - Rear Gunner

Flt. Sgt. Arthur James Henderson

RCAF R2191136
A J Henderson
Mid Upper Gunner

Photograph Courtesy  David Henderson
Lancaster Mk III  AS-U  ND634

Lost: 25th July 1944

Tasking - STUTTGART, Germany
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. W. G. Shearer, USAAF - Pilot
Sgt. B. S. W. Elliot,  RAF - Flight Engineer
Sgt. J. M. Moore,  RAF - Wireless Op.
Flt. Sgt. E. M. Bryant,  RCAF - Air Bomber
Flt. Sgt. G. A. Hodgkins,  RCAF - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. G. H. Sims,  RAF - Rear Gunner

Plt. Off. Arthur Denis Johnson & Flg. Off. Thomas David Brown

RAF 1388812
RAF 124924
A D Johnson T D Brown
Plt. Off. Arthur Dennis Johnson▬►

Wireless Op.

◄▬Flg. Off. Thomas David Brown

Air Bomber
Photograph Courtesy  Trevor Johnson
Wellington Mk X  AS-W  HE752

Lost: 27th May 1943

Tasking - ESSEN, Germany

claimed by Oblt Hans-Heinz Augenstein III/NJG1
Other Crew Members

Flt. Lt. D. Tonkinson, RAF - Pilot
Sgt. P. Guest, RAF - Navigator
Sgt. N. P. Rayner,  RAF - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Victor Jones & Flt. Sgt. William Cyril Jeffrey Reynolds
RAF 1045917
RCAF R274514
W C J Reynolds V Jones
◄▬ Sgt. Victor Jones RAF

Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. William Cyril Jeffrey Reynolds RCAF ▬►

Rear Gunner
Photographs Courtesy  Heather Manning
Lancaster Mk I  AS-M  PA234

Lost: 16/17th March 1945

Tasking - NUREMBURG, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sgt. K. P. Muncer  DFC,  RAF - Pilot - (Survived became POW)
Flg Off. W. N. Gerrard,  RAF - Navigator - (Survived became POW)
Flt. Sgt. J. Patterson,  RAF - Air Bomber
Flg. Off. R. G. Buckland,  RAF - Wireless Op.
Flg. Off. J. V.  Gardner,  RAF - Mid Upper Gunner

Flg. Off. Leonard Roche

RAF 165624
L Roche L Roche letter of loss
Letter of loss to Mrs. Roche his wife
Air Bomber

Photographs Courtesy  Annette Roche
Lancaster Mk I  AS-B2  PA236

Lost: 30th July 1945

Aircraft crashed on approach to Kirmington at 15:37 returning from Stradishall (after dropping another crew off) after a flight time of 37 minutes
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. Geoffrey Lionel Willis,  RAF - Pilot
Sgt. John Jackson Pattison,  RAF - Flight Engineer
Sgt. Harry Gilbert  Russell,  RAF - Wireless Op.
Flt. Sgt. John Alban Allen,  RAF - Navigator
Sgt. Clervauz Francis Morley Saunders,  RAF - Air Gunner

Sgt. Jeffery Thomas Ernest Chalk

RCAF R209550
J T E Chalk
Mid Upper Gunner

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

Lost: 12/13th July 1944

Tasking - REVIGNY, France
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. J. McLaren, RAF - Pilot
Sgt. D. R. Summer,  RAF - Flight Engineer - Evaded capture
Flg Off. L. H. Ellerker,  RAF - Navigator
Flg. Off. J. P. Broad,  RAF - Air Bomber - Evaded capture
Sgt. D. F. Paton,  RAF - Wireless Op.
Sgt. F. J. Collins,  RAF - Mid Upper Gunner

Flg. Off. Herbert Sydney William Blaber

RAF 152948
H S W Blaber
Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-V  LM386

Lost: 24/25th July 1944

Tasking - STUTTGART, Germany
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. B. T. Singleton, RAF - Pilot
Sgt. K. E. Welch,  RAF - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. S. K. Shrives,  RAF - Air Bomber
Sgt. V. J. Badger,  RAF - Wireless Op.
Sgt. J. Fitzpatrick,  RAF - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. F. W. Fisher,  RAF - Rear Gunner

Sgt. Harold Edward Williams

RAF 1237135
H E Williams
Air Bomber

Wellington Mk III  AS-W  X3334

Lost: 10/11th April 1943

Tasking - FRANKFURT, Germany

claimed by Staffelkapitän Gerhard Friedrich 10./NJG 4
Other Crew Members

Flt. Sgt. A. Urquhart, RAF - Pilot
Sgt. W. Kinniburgh,  RAF - Navigator
Sgt. R. G. Edwards,  RAF - Wireless Op.
Flt. Sgt. M. R. Dixon,  RCAF - Rear Gunner

Sgt. James Alfred Cunningham,   Sgt. Kenneth Rookby Ward  & Sgt. Edward George Smith
RAF 1803037
RAF 1459081
RAF 1600337
K R Ward J A Cunningham E G Smith
Sgt. K. R. Ward

Navigator

Sgt. Edward George Smith

Wireless Op.

Sgt. James Alfred Cunningham

Flight Engineer

Lancaster Mk I  AS-N  LM135

Lost: 10/11th June 1944

Tasking - ACHÈRES, France
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. P. Shaw, RAF - Pilot
Flt. Sgt. A. R. Moller - Air Bomber
Sgt. G. Hodder-Williams, RAF - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. W. R. Meddick, RAF - Rear Gunner

Flg. Off. J. O'Driscoll & Sgt. D. W. R. Thomas
RAF 1836874
RCAF J35128
D W R Thomas J O'Driscoll
Flg. Off. James O'Driscoll - DFC

RCAF

Air Bomber

Sgt. David William Roderick Thomas

RAF

Rear Gunner

Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. Bill Brennan,  DFC,  RCAF - Pilot
Sgt. L. Sims,  RCAF - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. W. C. Matten,  RCAF - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. R. D. Neil,  RCAF - Wireless Op.
Sgt. E. Simpson, RCAF - Mid Upper Gunner
The crew were posted to 166 Squadron on 16 July 1944.  They completed a full Tour of Operations.
31 Sorties(148 Hours)
1st op Kiel 23.7.44 and last Essen 25.10.44


Flg. Off. J. R. Stoneman,   Plt. Off. L. W. McChesnie  & Sgt. G. R. McWhirter
RCAF J36925
RCAF J881668
RCAF 1836874
G R McWhirter J R Stoneman L W McChesnie
Flg. Off. John Ross Stoneman

RCAF

Navigator

Sgt. Gordon Russell McWhirter

RCAF

Mid Upper Gunner

Plt. Off. Lyle William McChesnie

RCAF

Pilot

AS-V accident report

On October 12, 1944, P/O McChesnie was piloting Lancaster PD227  AS-V, engaged in Fighter Affiliation air firing detail. W/O Norman Pretlove was piloting Hurricane LF390 with 1687 Bomber Defence Training Flight. The aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision. An accident investigation officer stated: "I agree that the primary cause of the accident was that the Lancaster PD 227 166 Squadron was over Hemswell at 800-1000 feet instead of over Ingham at 300 feet. And that, insofar, the pilot of the Lancaster is primarily to blame. At the same time it was the duty of the Hurricane pilot to keep a good lookout, especially on a aerodrome circuit. No doubt he couldn’t see the Lancaster just before impact but a good look round before he went into his left hand turn would have saved the situation. It ‘takes two to make a collision,  especially in conditions of good visibility, when visual control is operative."



Other Crew Members

Sgt. G. W. R. Cundick,  RAF - Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. D. J. Rodgers, RCAF - Air Bomber
Sgt. H. Lewis,  RCAF - Wireless Op.
Sgt. J. Derbyshire, RCAF - Rear Gunner
Flt. Sgt. A. R. Williamson, RAF - Extra Air Gunner
Sgt. C. S. Offord,  RAF - Extra Air Gunner
Sgt. J. Fletcher, RAF - Extra Air Gunner

Sgt. Roland Dent

RAF 1575680
R Dent
Rear Gunner

Lancaster Mk I  AS-E  ME636

Lost: 16th February 1944

Tasking - BERLIN, Germany
Other Crew Members

Plt. Off. G. A. Woodcock-Stevens, RAF - Pilot
Sgt. C.  Glenn,  RAF - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. H. Miller,  RAF - Air Bomber
Flt. Sgt. L. Donaldson - Navigator
Sgt. R. Potter - Wireless Op.
Sgt. H. Daggett,  RAF - Mid Upper Gunner

Sgt. Arthur Henry Radbourne & Sgt. Thomas Henry Luscombe

RAF 1385949
RAF 1170005
A H Radbourne T H Luscombe
Sgt. Arthur Henry Radbourne

Pilot
Sgt. Thomas Henry Luccombe

Rear Gunner
Wellington Mk X  AS-V  HE631

Lost: 3 April 1943

Tasking - Gardening French coastal waters
Other Crew Members

Sgt. E. W. Aldridge - Navigator
Sgt. W. Carter - Air Bomber
Sgt. J. Stock - Wireless Op.

Sgt. Ronald Williams

RAF 1437991
R Williams
Rear Gunner

Wellington Mk III  AS-J  BJ973

Lost: 18/19th February 1943

Tasking - WILHELMSHAVEN, Germany

Crashed near Flensburg, Germany
Other Crew Members

Sgt. H. A. Bastick, RAF - Pilot
Sgt. J. H. Halliwell,  RAF - Air Bomber
Sgt. R. Allen - Navigator
Sgt. F. Saunders - Wireless Op.

Flt. Sgt. Edward Sharrott Brown

RAF 1322611
E S Brown
Navigator

Lancaster Mk I  AS-S  DV404

Lost: 14/15th January 1944

Tasking - BRUNSWICK, Germany
Other Crew Members

Wing Cmdr. C. Scragg, (American)RAF - Pilot (survived became POW)
Sgt. D. Abbott, RAF - Flt. Engineer
Flg. Off. P. E. Clayton,  RAF - Air Bomber
Flt. Sgt. H. Fewster - Wireless Op.
Plt. Off. A. E. Barnes, RAF - Mid Upper Gunner
Flt. Sgt. D. R. Taylor, RAF - Rear Gunner
Photograph Courtesy  Fleur Pearson

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