RAF 166 Squadron

Individual Crew Photographs - Missing, Lost and Survived


Sgt. R. F. Arnold

RAF 1890774

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
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
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

RAF 1318348

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

                       RAF 1052600

Lancaster Mk III  AS-C2  EE137

14 January 1944

 

Tasking - Brunswick, Germany

L to R Front Row - Cheeseman, Preston, Butler, Collins & Soo
 

Plt. Off. Bernard Norman Touzel

RAF 146093

Air Bomber - Wellington Mk X  AS-Q  HF594

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

RAF 158583

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.
                         RAF 1319771

Wellington Mk X  AS-U  HE988

30 August 1943

Tasking - München Gladbach, Germany



Flt. Sgt. John Granville King

RAAF 410000

Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-F  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

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

Other Crew Members

 

Flg. Off. J. B. Russell - Navigator

Sgt. J. White - Flight Engineer

Sgt. W. A. Holt - Wireless Op.

Lancaster Mk III  AS-M2  LM694

27 August 1944

Gardening - Danzig Bay, Poland

RAF 48419 RCAF R215210 RCAF R221219 RAF 153386

Plt. Off. Douglas M. Bridges &  Sgt. John Fenwick Weatherell

Plt. Off. Douglas M. Bridges -Survived

Pilot


Sgt. John Fenwick Weatherell

Mid Upper Gunner


Sgt. John Alfred Hargreaves

Flight Engineer

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
Lancaster Mk I AS-B LL903

Lost: 28 April 1944

Tasking - Friedrichshaven, Germany
                                RAF 605522 RAF 575689
 & Sgt. John Alfred Hargreaves


Flg. Off. Royden G. Bradley

RCAF J28537

Pilot

Lancaster Mk III  AS-R  LM652
Lost: 27 August 1944

Gardening - Danzig Bay, Poland
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
Photograph Courtesy  Geraldine Chase


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

  RAF 1637596                                                    RAF 170737

Plt. Off. A E Brown
Pilot
Sgt. C. G. Thompson
Flight Engineer
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

RCAF J18235

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

Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-E  ME318
Lost: 4 December 1944

Tasking - Karleruhe, 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)



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


 
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


Pilot

Wellington Mk X  AS-M  HZ278
Photograph Courtesy  Søren C. Flensted
Lost: 29 April 1943

Gardening mouth of Elbe River

(this was their 1st operation)
Other Crew Members

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



Plt. Off. Colin Phelps (survived became POW)

RAF 416889


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)
Sgt. R. Winder - Wireless Op.
Sgt. W. H. Clarke - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. H. Gibbon - Rear Gunner


Flg. Off. Jack Lesney Lochhead

RNZAF 427215



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)
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



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



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)


Sgt. Cyril Edward Mayne & Flg. Off. Robert Duncan Crone


Lancaster Mk III  AS-G  ND651


Flg. Off. Robert Duncan Crone
RCAF J23474

Navigator
Photograph Courtesy Richard Jones

Sgt. Cyril Edward Mayne
RAF 1601056

Rear Gunner
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


Flg. Off. Bryan Patrick Fraser & Flt. Sgt. William Murphy

RAAF 434396                                                          RAAF  419669



Flg. Off. Bryan Patrick Fraser

Navigator

Flt. Sgt. William 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
Sgt. R. Williams - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. N. D. Staff - Rear Gunner


Flg. Off. Earl John Underhill

RCAF J237224



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. Target - Air Bomber (Survived)
Sgt. R. Tugman - Wireless Op.
Sgt. O. S. Roberts - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. E. F. Pates - Rear Gunner


Sgt. Alfred William Gowland

RAF 1818907



Mid Upper Gunner

Lancaster Mk I  AS-J2  LL749
Lost: 27 March 1944
 
Tasking - Essin, 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



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



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



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
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


Plt. Off. Trevor Wilmont Boyce  &  Flg. Off. Andrew Burgess Leonard  &  Flg. Off Maurice Arnold Monks

RNZAF  422047
RAF  152791
RAF  152996

Plt. Off. Trevor W. Boyce

Pilot
Flg.. Off. Andrew B. Leonard

Navigator
Flg.. Off. Maurice A. Monks

Air Bomber
Lancaster Mk III  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


FFlt. Sgt. Ronald James McClean Bell

RNZAF 4215788



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.br /> Sgt. D. J. Barlow - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. J. Benson - Rear Gunner span class="style106">(Survived)


Flt. Sgt. John Cletus Daze & Flg. Off. M. Bernyk

RCAF R82170                                        RCAF J38740



Flt. Sgt. John Cletus Daze

Rear Gunner
 
Flg. Off. M. 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



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 
Flg. Off. John Henry Stopp

Navigator 
National Archives of Australia

Image # A9301 419738
Sgt. Joseph Eric Bawtree

Flight Engineer 
Flg. Off.. Keith James Moses

Rear Gunner 
Lancaster Mk I  AS-K2  ME777

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



Wireless Op.

Wellington Mk X  AS-C  HE924
Lost:  22 June 1943
 Tasking - Krefeld, Germany

shot down 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 414961                                                             RAAF 401744



Plt. Off. Owen Eastwood Collins
Pilot

Flt. Sgt. Stanley Noel Curtiss
Rear Gunner

Wellington Mk III   X3965  AS-L

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.
Flt. Sgt. S. N. Curtiss - Rear Gunner


Sgt. George Fredrick Clark

RAF 1335626



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
Flt. Sgt. R. A. R. Smith - Air Bomber
Flt. 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
Flt. Sgt. A. B. Sheddan

Air Bomber
Flt. Sgt. J. F. Moore

Wireless Op.
Lost:  21 December 1943

Lancaster Mk I  AS-P2  R5552
 
Tasking - Frankfurt, Germany

Other Crew Members

Flt. Sgt. K. B. Renelt - Pilot
Sgt. E. C. Toms - Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. J. W. Thompson - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. D. J. Stokes - Wireless Op.
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 1392263
RAF 1286485
Sgt. C. A. Land

Air Bomber
Photograph with permission Aircrew Remembrered
 Sgt. A. G. Wells

Wireless Op.
Photograph Courtesy  Richard Williams
with permission Aircrew Remembered
Lost:  25 July 1943

Wellington Mk X  AS-P  HZ314
 
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
Sgt. Alwyn Nicholson,  RAF

Wireless Op.
Photographs Courtesy  Pam Mlodawski
Lost:  5th April 1945

Lancaster Mk I  AS-Y  LM289
 
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 - Bombaimer
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
Flt. Sgt. Patrick Douglas McClemont - RAF 

Air Bomber
Photographs Courtesy  Matthew McClemont
Lost:  5th October 1945

Lancaster Mk I  AS-A  NG304
 
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 - Bombaimer
Flt. Sgt. E. S. Seligmann,  RAF - Wireless Op.
Sgt. A. F. Betts,  RAF - Air Gunner
Sgt. J. C. H. Breakwell,  RAF - Air Gunner


Sgt. Fredrick John Ricketts


 
Sgt. Fredrick John Ricketts,  RAF

Navigator   POW
Photographs Courtesy  Andrew Ricketts
Shot down:  22/23rd March 1944

Lancaster Mk I  AS-O  JB151
 
Tasking - FRANKFURT, Germany


Other Crew Members

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


Flt. Sgt. Arthur James Henderson


 
Flt. Sgt. Arthur James Henderson,  RCAF

Mid Upper Gunner
Photograph Courtesy  David Henderson

Lancaster Mk III  AS-U  ND634

Shot down:  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


 
Plt. Off. Arthur Denis Johnson,  RAF

Wireless Op.
Photograph Courtesy  Trevor Johnson

Wellington Mk X  AS-W  HE752

Shot down:  27th May 1943

Tasking - ESSEN, Germany

by Oblt Hans-Heinz Augenstein

of  III/NJG1

Other Crew Members

Flt. Lt. D. Tonkinson, RAF - Pilot
Sgt. P.  Guest,  RAF - Navigator
Flg. Off. T. D. Brown,  RAF - Air Bomber
Sgt. N. P. Rayner,  RAF - Rear Gunner


Sgt. Victor Jones & Flt. Sgt. W. C. J. Reynolds


RAF 1045917                               R274514 
Sgt. Victor Jones,  RAF

Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. W. C. J. Reynolds,  RCAF

Rear Gunner
Photographs Courtesy  Heather Manning
Lost:  16/17th March 1945

Lancaster Mk I  AS-M  PA234
 
Tasking - NUREMBURG, Germany

Other Crew Members

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


Flg. Off. Leonard Roche


RAF 165624       
Letter of loss to Mrs. Roche

his wife
Flg. Off. Leonard Roche,  RAF

Air Bomber
Photographs Courtesy  Annette Roche
Lost:  30th July 1945

Lancaster Mk I  AS-B2  PA236
 
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
Flt. Sgt. John Alban Allen,  RAF - Navigator
Sgt. Clervauz Francis Morley Saunders,  RAF - Air Gunner
Sgt. Harry Gilbert  Russell,  RAF - W/Op.


Sgt. Jeffery Thomas Ernest Chalk

RCAF R209550


 
 Sgt. Jeffrey Thomas Ernest Chalk,  RCAF

Mid Upper Gunner
Photograph courtesy  the Chalk family

Lancaster Mk III  AS-A2  JB644

Shot down:  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. J. P. Broad,  RAF - Air Bomber - Evaded capture
Sgt. D. F. Paton,  RAF - Wireless Op.
Flg Off. L. H. Ellerker,  RAF - Navigator
Sgt. F. J. Collins,  RAF - Mid Upper Gunner


Flg. Off. Herbert Sydney William Blaber

RAF 152948


 
 Flg. Off. Herbert Sydney William Blaber,  RAF

Navigator

Lancaster Mk III  AS-V  LM386

Shot down:  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. Fitzoatrick,  RAF - Mid Upper Gunner
Sgt. F. W. Fisher,  RAF - Rear Gunner


Sgt. Harold Edward Williams

RAF 1237135


 
 Sgt. Harold Edward Williams,  RAF

Air Bomber

Wellington Mk III  AS-W  X3334

Shot down:  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


 
 Sgt. K. R. Ward,  RAF

Navigator
 Sgt. James Alfred Cunningham,  RAF

Flight Engineer
 Sgt. Edward George Smith,  RAF

Wireless Op.

Lancaster Mk I  AS-N  LM135

Shot down:  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       
Flg. Off. James O'Driscoll - DFC
RCAF
Air Bomber
Sgt. David William Roderick Thomas
  RCAF
Rear Gunner
Other Crew Members

Flg. Off. Bill Brennan,  DFC,  RCAF - Pilot
Sgt. Sims,  RCAF - Flight Engineer
Flg. Off. Matten,  RCAF - Navigator
Flt. Sgt. Neil,  RCAF - W/Op.
Sgt. 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       
Flg. Off. John Ross Stoneman
RCAF
Navigator

Sgt. Gordon Russell McWhirter
  RCAF
Mid Upper Gunner
Plt. Off. Lyle William McChesnie
  RCAF
Pilot

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

Plt. Off. L. W. McChesnie,  RCAF - Pilot
Sgt. G. W. R. Cundick,  RAF - Flight Engineer
Flt. Sgt. D. J. Rodgers, RCAF - Air Bomber
Sgt. H. Lewis,  RCAF - W/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                                     
 
Sgt. Roland Dent,  RAF

Rear Gunner

Lancaster Mk I  AS-E  ME636

Shot down:  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 - W. Op.
Sgt. H. Daggett,  RAF - Mid Upper Gunner