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RAF Lindholme



7th Aug 1941 305 Squadron Wellington lost

10th July 1940 

26th Aug 1940 50 Squadron Hampden lost

2nd Mar 1941 Hampden Lost

1st Apr 1941 Hampden Lost

10th Apr 1941 50 Squadron Hampden lost

18th Jun 1941 Aircraft Lost

24th Jun 1941 408 Squdron formed

20th July 1941 

11th Aug 1941 408 Squdron fly first operational sortees

3rd Oct 1941 Aircraft Lost

13th Nov 1941 King visits 408 Squdron

15th Nov 1941 First Gallantry medal for 408 Squdron

12th Feb 1942 408 Squdron in action

Mar 1942 New CO for 408 Squadron

May 1942 Mancheter aircraft testing with 408 Squadron

30th May 1942 1000 Bomber Raid

1st Jun 1942 2nd 1000 Bomber Raid

26th Jul 1942 408 Squadron's 1000th sortie

Sep 1942 408 Squadron converts to Halifax

Oct 1942 Badge for 408 Squadron


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Those known to have served at

RAF Lindholme

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Andrews Edgar James. Sgt. (d.15th Oct 1940)
  • Edwards Peter Leslie. F/O. (d.3rd Jun 1942)
  • Jones F R. Flight Engineer (d.3rd September 1944)
  • Park James Aloysius. Sgt. (d.24 May 1943)
  • Pederson Vince Max.
  • Smettem Kenneth Richard K.. P/O. (d.30th Aug 1940)
  • Tabner George.

The names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, please Add a Name to this List

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Vince Max Pederson RAF Lindholme

I am inquiring about a Danish man in RAF by name of Vince Max Pederson stationed at RAF Lindholme 1941/2 My mother had Christmas card from him 1942 I was 9yrs old at time. He had escaped from Denmark,and he often came to see us and go about with my elder brother in Maltby, Rotherham. He was so happy the weekends he visited us, then all ceased. Does anyone know what happened to him?

George Johnson



Flight Engineer F R Jones 1656 HCU (d.3rd September 1944)

The Halifax bomber JD417 crashed into a hillside in North Wales while on a training flight on 3rd September, 1944, flying from RAF Lindholm. The crew consisted of six; five Australian, one Englishman, Flight Engineer Sergeant F R Jones.

I would like any information if anyone has it please. Also, is it possible to trace any relatives of the other crew members?

Jim Jones



George Tabner 576 Squadron

George Tabner, a very special friend, passed away September 30, 2009. His memorial service took place at 11am on Saturday, October 10th, at the RCAF, 427 London Wing, (2155 Crumlin Side Road, London, Ontario), the Venerable Dr. Timothy Connor, Archdeacon of the Deaneries of Brough and Medway officiating.

I have found this recorded transcript on the Canadian Dominion Institute's Digital Archive site. I think it would be appropriate to include this on your memory site as George was a navigator on 576 Squadron flying out of Lindholme. Listen to George's story

Martie Grof-Iannelli



Sgt. James Aloysius Park 101 Squadron (d.24 May 1943)

Aged 20 years old my Uncle Jimmy Park joined the RAF as a Volunteer Reserve in 1940. In February 1942 he was posted to Ansty were he completed his Elementary Flying Training and was then posted to Paulson, Manitoba, Canada for training. In August 1942 he was taking his Air Bomber Armament Qualification and in the October his Air Bombers Navigation Course.

He returned to the UK and in early May 1943 was at Lindholme 1656 Conversion Unit before being posted to the 101 Squadron at Holme, Spading Moor. He had three flights before his first ops which was on the 23rd May 1943. After a 9-day break in operations, Bomber Command dispatched 826 aircraft to Dortmund in the Battle of the Ruhr. Uncle Jimmy was part of the crew of Lancaster W4919 which took off at 10:30pm and was later shot down by a night fighter at 02:33 at Bergen, four miles into Holland. All the crew were killed on their first ever mission. He was buried in the military cemetery at Venlo and later interred at Jonkerboos.

Tony Park



Sgt. Edgar James Andrews 50 Sqdn (d.15th Oct 1940)

Edgar Andrews took off from RAF Lindholme in Handley Page Hampden X2993 c/s VN-T. Mission, to bomb Berlin, but was shot down by a nightfighter near Kalbe (between Hannover and Berlin). P/O Davies was also killed but Sgts Hurrell and Lee were taken prisoner and survived the war and eventually were repatriated. They were shot down by Hauptmann Werner Streib commanding 1/NJG 1 at 03.05 hrs

Tony Pringle



F/O. Peter Leslie Edwards 408 Sqn. (d.3rd Jun 1942)

Flying Officer Peter Leslie Edwards served with 408 (Goose) Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force and died on the 3rd June 1942.

Martin Pratley



P/O. Kenneth Richard K. Smettem 50 Squadron (d.30th Aug 1940)

My Uncle, K.R.K. Smettem who was a pilot with 50 Sq at Lindholme. His Hampden was shot down on the 30th of August 1940. The crew are buried in the Groesbeek War Cemetery:
  • P/O. K.R.K. Smettem, pilot
  • Sgt. A.A. Horsefall
  • Sgt. H.H. Best

Keith Smettem







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