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RAF Lisset

   RAF Lissett was a Bomber Command Airfield in Yorkshire


 History of RAF Lisset



29th Sep 1941 Aircraft Lost

22nd Nov 1942 Aircraft Lost

3rd Apr 1943 Aircraft Lost

16th Apr 1943 Halifax Lost

28th Apr 1943 Aircraft Lost

18th Aug 1943 158 Squadron Halifax lost

20th Feb 1944 Halifax Lost

19th Mar 1944 

10th Apr 1944 Aircraft Lost

11th Apr 1944 Halifax Lost

18th Apr 1944 Halifax Lost

18th Apr 1944 Halifax Lost

18th Jul 1944 Aircraft Lost

26th Jul 1944 Aircraft Lost

3rd Mar 1945 Bomber Command Targetted

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Those known to have served at

RAF Lisset

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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A. G. "Pop" Salter pilot 158 Sqd.

My father, Gwyn Jenkins, flew 16 sortees with A.G. "Pop" Salter from Lisset. Pop Salter was completing his second tour. If anybody remembers my father or any of the others in Pop Salters crew please send me an email.

Peter Jenkins

Gwyn "Snowy" Jenkins flt eng. 158 Sqd.

My father, who is the last surviving member of A.G. "Pop" Salter's crew was based at Lisset from June 1944 until the Squadron moved to Stradishall and exchanged their Halifaxes for Stirlings and changed destinations from Fortress Europe to India. Dad flew 36 operations, 16 of them as "spare" Flight Engineer as Pop Salter "only" had to do 20 ops to complete his second tour. If anybody remembers my father or any of the others in Pop Salters crew please send me an email.

Peter Jenkins

Kenneth L. Smith 158 Squadron

My grandfather, Kenneth L. Smith, served as Rear Gunner 158 Squadron, on Halifax, J-Jiggs out of Lissett England. We would love to be able to find someone that flew with him or served at the same time as him.

Sue Sharpe

Flt.Sgt. Harold Chambers 158 Squadron

Harold Chambers was my father. He very rarely talked about his experiences and we have only a few things that we know. He was with 158 Sqaudron at Lissett. He was the Flight Sgt on a Halifax 111 bomber, MZ734 NP-U. They took off from Lissett at 12:42 hours on 25th October 1944, the target being Essen, unfortunately they were shot down and the crew were taken prisoners. The crew consisted of
  • Flt Lt WD Harrison pilot
  • Fl Officer H Lanzetter
  • F1 Officer RJ Armstrong
  • Sgt H Chambers
  • Sgt TW Rutland
  • Sgt GR Johnson
  • Sgt WT Williams
Sgt Williams died in captivity on the 13th of April 1945, he was only 19 years old. Dad arrived back in England March 1945, which was earlier that other POW's. Rhis information was given to me by Rodger Stanton from the WW2 Escape Lines Memorial Society. Dad told us that he had escaped during the long march but this does not seem to fit with when others say the camp was moved. If anyone can advise on this I would be most grateful

Beverley Eccleston

F/Sgt. Alan Charles Widdowson 158 Sqdn.

I am lookng for information regarding my grandfather Alan Widdowson who was a pilot. I believe he was stationed at RAF Rufforth, Yorkshire around 1945. Anyone who remembers him please contact me.


If your grandfather was Alan Charles Widdowson, 158 Squadron, F/Sgt Pilot, who went on to RAF Lissett from Rufforth, Halifax mark 3 bomber, he may well be my father's good friend and that of his crew, including Sgt Cyril Sibbley and Les Mewis. (David Towers)


My father was the navigator in this crew. (Neil Toogood)

K Guest

Sgt. Cyril Sibbley 158 Sqdn.

Sgt. Sibbley was a member of an aircrew along with Les Mewis, Alan Widdowson and Toogood.

Les Mewis 158 Sqdn.

Les Mewis was a member of an aircrew along with Sgt. Sibbley, Alan Widdowson and Toogood.

Toogood 158 Sqdn.

Sgt Toogood was a member of an aircrew along with Sgt. Sibbley, Alan Widdowson and Les Mewis.

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