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RAF Wickenby



   RAF Wickenby was situated near Langworth in Lincolnshire. During the winter of 1942/43 No. 12 Squadron converted to Lancasters at Wickenby, having arrived from Binbrook. On November 7th 1943, C Flight was expanded to become 626 Squadron On September 24th 1945, 12 Squadron moved back to Binbrook. 12 Squadron suffered the second highest percentage losses in Bomber Command (highest was 57 Sqn) 626 Squadron was disbanded on at Wickenby on October 14th, 1945 The base was later taken over by 93 MU and later 92 MU until base was closed in 1956.

During Wickenby's short active service 1080 lives were lost from the base. This sacrifice is commemorated by a memorial with the form of Icarus on an obelisk at the entrance to the airfield. Today the site is a private airfield used as an aviation school and is home to The RAF Wickenby Memorial Museum.

 

25th Sept 1942 Move

Dec 1942 Re-equipped

9th Jan 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

18th Jan 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

24th Jan 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

13th Feb 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

27th Feb 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

21st Apr 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

21st Apr 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

29th Apr 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

29th Apr 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

14th May 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

18th Jun 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

29th Jun 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

29th Jun 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

3rd Aug 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

24th Aug 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

27 November 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

28th Aug 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

1st Sep 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

1st Sep 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

24th Sep 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

24th Sep 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

9th Oct 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

23rd Oct 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

4th Nov 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

23rd Nov 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

27th Nov 1943 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

6th Jan 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

3rd May 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

28th May 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

24th Jun 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

29th Jun 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

6th Jul 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

21st Jul 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

29th July 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

26th Aug 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

26th Aug 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

15th Dec 1944 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

16th Mar 1945 12 Squadron Lancaster lost

25th April 1945 


If you can provide any additional information, please add it here.



Those known to have served at

RAF Wickenby

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Dartnell. Fred
  • Biggs. William Frank. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Adair. Leslie James. WO1. (d.3rd Jan 1944)
  • Addinsall. Geoffrey William. Sgt (d.10th Jul 1943)
  • Aldritt DFM. J. Sgt
  • Alexander Ian Hamilton. Sgt (d.13th May 1943)
  • Alexander. Thomas. Sgt (d.17th June 1943)
  • Anderson R. Sgt
  • Anderson, F.. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Anderson. C. B. Sgt
  • Anderson. Frederick . Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Anderson. J G . Sgt
  • Arthur F.. Sgt
  • Ashburner. Norman. P/O (d.24th Aug 1943)
  • Aspden. Leonard Wilson. W/O (d.28th Aug 1943)
  • Aston. Maurice Robert. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Avery Reginald Arthur Charles. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Ayerst. Francis Donovan. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Aylard. Arthur Charles. Sgt (d.17th Jun 1943)
  • Bailey Alan R.. Sgt.
  • Bailey Sydney Arthur James. Sgt (d.26th May 1943)
  • Baines. Alfred Humphrey Peter. F/S (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Baird D. R.. Sgt
  • Baird. Donald Robert. Sgt (d.4th Ju1 1943)
  • Barham. Sam. Sgt (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Barrass. Richard. Sgt (d.24th Aug 1943)
  • Bartlett William Henry. Sgt (d.7th Jul 1943)
  • Bartlett. Percival John. Sgt
  • Baseley. Arthur Leonard. Sgt (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Bassant Cliff A. Sgt
  • Baxter P O. Sgt
  • Baxter. Robert George Leslie. S/Ldr (d.7th Jul 1943)
  • Bedford H T. Sgt
  • Bell. John. F/S (d.2nd Jan 1944)
  • Bell. Ronald. Sgt (d.13th May 1943)
  • Bennet. R C. P/O.
  • Bennett. R. J.. P/O
  • Berry. Weston Robert. F/S (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Betts. Sydney James. Sgt (d.7th Ju1 1943)
  • Bevis. Kenneth Jack . Sgt (d.28th Aug 1943)
  • Binder Harry.
  • Binder Hector. W/O
  • Birkin. Frank. Sgt (d.29th Jun 1943)
  • Bish. Arthur Reginald. Sgt (d.13th Aug 1943)
  • Bishop. DFM. Tommy P.. F/S
  • Booth DFC. Arnold. F/O (d.31st Aug 1943)
  • Borland DFC. James. P/O (d.3rd Jan 1944)
  • Bowditch Brian. Sergeant
  • Bowen. Roland John. P/O (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Bowes. Kenneth. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Boxall. James Roy. Sgt (d.29th Jun 1943)
  • Boynton. DFM. J W . Sgt
  • Braybrook DFC . Donald Ernest. P/O
  • Braybrook. . Sgt
  • Brewer. DFC . R J. P/O
  • Britnell J E. Sgt
  • Brooks. DFC DFM. Edward. Sgt
  • Brown. DFC. Murray Gordon. F/S
  • Brown. Seymour Villiers. P/O (d.31st Aug 1943)
  • Burger. DFC . Thomas. P/O (d.29th Jun 1943)
  • Burkhardt DFC. Jack. F/L
  • Butcher DFC.. Arthur Lepine.
  • Butler D W J . Sgt
  • Butterly. John Desmond. Sgt (d.7th Jul 1943)
  • Bye. Verner Charles. P/O (d.24th Aug 1943)
  • Calton J K. Sgt
  • Campbell. Douglas Noel. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Capp. Leslie Stanley. Sgt (d.4th Jun 1943)
  • Carney. DFM. Iorwerth Francis. Sgt
  • Carpenter. George Ralph. F/O (d.18th Aug 1943)
  • Carter. Thomas. Sgt (d.15th Jun 1943)
  • Cassidy DFC. Jim. F/O
  • Chapman. Stanley . Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Chew. Norman Alfred Pinxton. Sgt (d.28th Aug 1943)
  • Clarke T. Sgt
  • Clarke. DFC. Robert. P/O
  • Clayton. Eric Wilfred. Sgt (d.28th Aug 1943)
  • Clements Jim. Sgt
  • Cloutman William. Sgt
  • Coll R. B.. Sgt
  • Colles. J. W. L.. Sgt
  • Collier Geoff T. Sgt
  • Collins. R. A.. Sgt
  • Combres. Maurice Emile. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Constable. Edgar. John (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Copping. DFM. I J. Sgt
  • Cox H F. Sgt
  • Craddock Ronald Gerrard. Flt.Sgt. (d.24th Apr 1944)
  • Craddock Vera.
  • Creevy. Douglas William. Sgt (d.26th May 1943)
  • Croxon. . Sgt
  • Cruickshank DFM. William. Sgt
  • Cruse Bert C. F/S
  • Cunliffe William Edward. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Curran. DFC . W. F/S
  • Currie. DFC. Jack. P/O
  • Darwish Derwish Haj. Sgt (d.28th Jul 1943)
  • Davey J. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Davidson. K. B.. F/S
  • Davidson. Keith Benedict. F/S (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Davidson. L. Sgt
  • Davies. Brinley Oliver. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Davies. R.. Sgt
  • Davies. Ronald. Sgt (d.9th Oct 1943)
  • Davis. Charles George. Sgt
  • Deasley. George Leonard Albert. Sgt (d.13th Jul 1943)
  • Dews. A. Sgt
  • Dobbins R W. Sgt
  • Dobbins. Ronald Williams. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Dodds DFM. Joseph Alan. Sgt
  • Dodds. George Noon. Sgt (d.1st Sep 1943)
  • Doel. Alfred William. F/L (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Downs. Robert. Sgt (d.1st Sep 1943)
  • Drew. DFC . Harry. F/O
  • Dunn E . Sgt
  • Durham DFM. Robert. W/O (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Dwyer. Pat.
  • Eades Douglas. Sgt
  • Edgeworth Bob. Sergeant
  • Edmondson. Thomas Eric. Sgt (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Edwards DFC . Charles Albert. P/O
  • Edwards. DFC . John Trevor. F/O
  • Egan A E. Sgt
  • Evans Arthur. Sgt
  • Evans M. Sgt
  • Evans. Leslie Robert. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Evans. DFC. T H. Sgt
  • Eversfield. Sidney Eric. Sgt (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Everton. Leslie Harold. Sgt (d.4th July 1943)
  • Fairbairn. DFM. Charlie. Sgt
  • Fawcett. Rowland Eden. S/Ldr (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Fee T. Sgt
  • Fisher G W. P/O
  • Fletcher. Reginald. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Forbes. Thomas Benzie. P/O (d.13th Jul 1943)
  • Ford. Patrick Raymond. F/Lt. (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Ford. Sidney Lazarus. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Fordyce. Gordon William. W/O (d.23rd Now 1943)
  • Foreman DFM . Maurice Eric. Sgt
  • Foster. Kenneth. Sgt (d.14th May 1943)
  • Fountain. G L. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Foy. John Edwin. Sgt (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Fraser. George William. Sgt (d.24th Aug 1943)
  • Fraser. Richard Douglas. F/Sgt (d.13th May 1943)
  • Frazer. Norman Roscoe. Sgt (d.31st Aug 1943)
  • Furnell H L . F/O
  • Galloway. DFC, DFM. Joe. Sgt
  • Gardiner R E. F/Lt
  • Gardiner. DFC . Norman. F/Lt
  • Gawn Harry. Sgt
  • Gerrard DFC . George E D. F/O
  • Gershaw J. Sgt
  • Gill. Alan Arthur. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Gillanders. William Andrew. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Gillis. DFC. Hartley David. F/Lt. (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Gillman. DFC. Mervyn Durham. F/O (d.16th Jan 1944)
  • Girdlestone DFC . Trevor W. P/O
  • Gleeson. Thomas James. Sgt (d.24th Aug 1943)
  • Goodkey Leonard. P/O
  • Goodman J G . Sgt
  • Gorton. J. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Goudge I. P.C.. F/Lt
  • Goudge. Philip Chester. Ivor (d.30th May 1943)
  • Graham. Albert Edward. Sgt (d.30th May 1943)
  • Gratwick. Ronald Ernest. Sgt (d.9th Oct 1943)
  • Grealy R G R. Sgt
  • Green. Leonard Edward Frank. Sgt (d.1st Sep 1943)
  • Green. Malcolm Lionel. Sgt (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Gregory. George.
  • Griffiths. David Idwal. F/O
  • Gross. C. T.. Sgt
  • Haddingham . F/O
  • Hale H B. F/Sgt
  • Hales. Alfred. Sgt (d.13th Jul 1943)
  • Hall G G. Sgt
  • Hall W. Sgt
  • Hames. DFM. Denis Charles. Sgt
  • Hamill. Edward. Sgt (d.28th Jun 1943)
  • Hardman. Joseph. Sgt (d.30th May 1943)
  • Harries R. Sgt
  • Harris. Myer. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Harrison. Edgar David. Sgt (d.13th May 1943)
  • Hatch. Norman Morgan. Sgt (d.30th May 1943)
  • Headley. George Matthew. Sgt (d.2nd Jan 1944)
  • Heath L W. Sgt
  • Heath. Brian S. Sgt
  • Herron. Arnold Raymond. F/O (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Hesketh K G. F/Sgt
  • Heyworth DFC & Bar . A Jim. S/Ldr.
  • Hiddleston. George Adam. F/Sgt (d.25th Jun 1943)
  • Highet. Robert. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Hilderbrand H W . Sgt
  • Hill H K. Sgt
  • Hill. Norman Ernest . Sgt (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Hill. DFM . W C. Sgt
  • Hill. DFC & Bar.. William John Francis. F/O
  • Hindmarch. John Ernest. Sgt (d.7th Jul 1943)
  • Hinks. Brinley Charles. F/S (d.2nd Jan 1943)
  • Hodge R H. Sgt
  • Hodges E. Sgt
  • Hodges. Ronald Horace. Sgt (d.23rd Nov 1943)
  • Hodgson Arthur. F/S
  • Hoey. DFM . H. H.. F/S
  • Hone. Don T . Sgt
  • Hooper. Cecil Bertie. P/O (d.26th May 1943)
  • Hopkinson. Leslie. Sgt (d.7th Jul 1943)
  • Hopton. DFC . Cecil George. S/Ldr. (d.8th Jun 1943)
  • Howells DFC.. L. W/O
  • Humphries. Sydney James. Sgt (d.1st Sep 1943)
  • Hutchinson DFC. Jack Pierce. F/O
  • Irwin. John. Sgt (d.10th Jul 1943)
  • Jackson. A. Sgt
  • Jeffries. Leonard Frank. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Johnson George. Sgt
  • Jolly A. Sgt
  • Jones. Owen Kenyon. F/O (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Jowett. W B. Sgt
  • Kauter. DFC . Frederick John. F/S
  • Kelloway. Edward. F/S (d.28th Aug 1943)
  • Kennedy. Bernie J. Sgt
  • Kettles DFC . William Millar. F/O
  • King. Graham. P/O (d.28th Aug 1943)
  • Kingman. DFC . L. F/O
  • Kirby L N. P/O
  • Knight Frederick John. S/Ldr (d.29th Jun 1943)
  • Kroemer DFC. . Cyril R. P/O
  • Lackey. Henry Joseph Patrick. Sgt (d.17th Jun 1943)
  • Lambert P A. Sgt
  • Lambourne. Victor H . P/O
  • Lancaster DFC. . R.. P/O.
  • Landells. Les.
  • Lanham DFC. Charlie Wesley. P/O
  • Laverick. Harold. P/O (d.24th Aug 1943)
  • Lawrence DFM . Charles Oliver Alfred. F/S
  • Lawrence. Ernest Frederick. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Lax. Eric. Sgt (d.18th Jun 1943)
  • Lee. Alan William. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Lee. John Patrick. Sgt (d.28th Jul 1943)
  • Legg Kenneth George. Sgt (d.24th May 1943)
  • Leigh B B. Sgt
  • Lewis Jenkin Gildas. Sgt (d.18th Jun 1943)
  • Lighton. DFC . Owen George. F/O
  • Lindsay G T. Sgt
  • Lindup J. B.. Sgt (d.18th Jun 1943)
  • Lindup. John Broomfield. Sgt (d.18th Jun 1943)
  • Luke. Albert George. Sgt (d.2nd Dec 1943)
  • Lyford. DFC. Percy Robert. Sgt (d.2nd Jan 1943)
  • Lynch. Paul . P/O (d.28th Jul 1943)
  • Macey Ken. F/S
  • Macey. Kenneth Joseph. F/Sgt. (d.25th Feb 1944)
  • MacIntyre. John Francis Bell. F/S (d.18th Aug 1943)
  • Mackenzie. Stuart. F/S
  • MaGinnis R. Sgt
  • Manning. Cecil Walter Alvin. P/O (d.18th Aug 1943)
  • Martindale. Eric.
  • Matthews I. Sgt
  • Matthews T. Sgt
  • Matthews. Leslie. Sgt
  • McCauley. Gordon J. Sgt
  • McCormack R. Sgt
  • McKay Alfred Thompson. F/O (d.27th April 1944)
  • McKay. Frank Gordon. Sgt (d.15th Jun 1943)
  • McKenzie. Duncan Benjamin Grant. Sgt (d.3rd Jan 1943)
  • McLaughlin DFC. Benjamin Edward. F/Lt.
  • McMillan. DFC . Duncan James. Sgt
  • Meyer. Claude Jean Philippe. Sgt (d.10th Jul 1943)
  • Miller DFM. Andrew Stanley. Sgt
  • Miller. Robert Sidney George. Sgt (d.24th May 1943)
  • Mills. F . Sgt
  • Milton P R. Sgt
  • Minogue. DFC . James Steel. Sgt
  • Mitchell Lawrence Douglas . Sgt
  • Mitchell DFM . W R. Sgt
  • Mizon. DFC. Warren Frederick. P/O
  • Moore Tommy. Sgt
  • Moore. DFM. G D. Sgt
  • Moore. Victor Clague. Sgt (d.1st Sep 1943)
  • Morbaix G E. Sgt
  • Moreton Harry. Sgt
  • Morgan. Frederick William. Sgt (d.14th May 1943)
  • Morley P S. Sgt
  • Morley. DFM . P J. F/Sgt.
  • Mounsey. William Norman. F/O (d.24th May 1943)
  • Moyes. DFC. Peter James. F/Lt. (d.8th Jun 1944)
  • Muge H E. Sgt
  • Murrison Gordon. W/O
  • Myers. Leonard. Sgt (d.18th Aug 1943)
  • Myring Larry E.. F/Sgt.
  • Neale. C L. F/Sgt
  • Neeson. John. Andrew
  • Newman . Sgt
  • Newman. William Howe. F/O
  • Nicholls E H . Sgt
  • Noble. Mervyn Barnaby. F/S (d.29th Jun 1943)
  • OBrien Jim. Sgt
  • Oldham. Eric Bertram. P/O (d.10th Jul 1943)
  • Oliver. DFC . David R. P/O
  • OReilly. James. Sgt (d.9th Oct 1943)
  • Orr James. P/O
  • Orr. G A. Sgt
  • Osborn. James Lambert. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Osbourne. James Leslie. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Pagett. Thomas Robert. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Parker. G. Sgt
  • Parry DFC . Derrick J.. P/O
  • Patterson. DFC. W . W/O
  • Peace. Walter Thomas. Sgt (d.24th Aug 1943)
  • Pearn Henry. Sgt
  • Pearson DFC . H W. P/O
  • Peckham DFM. J E. Sgt
  • Phillips. D. Sgt
  • Phillips. Phillip Henry. F/O (d.18th Aug 1943)
  • Pierpoint. Harry. Sgt (d.24th May 1943)
  • Pink. Frederick Norman. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Polgrean William Henry. F/Lt
  • Powell Harry Mervyn.
  • Powell. Edward Temple. Sgt (d.26th May 1943)
  • Pringle William Thomas. Sgt
  • Pritchet M. O.. F/S
  • Protheroe. George V. Sgt
  • Prowse Norman F. Sgt
  • Prowse. Alexander Alwyn. Sgt (d.26th May 1943)
  • Purmal Vincent Robert. P/O
  • Purslow. G W. F/Sgt
  • Pyle. Tom. Sgt (d.1st Sep 1943)
  • Rabett DFC.. Reginald Paul. W/O. (d.9th Oct 1943)
  • Rabett. DFC. Reginald Paul. Sgt (d.9th Oct 1943)
  • Ramsey. J E . Sgt
  • Randall J L . Sgt
  • Range L F. Sgt
  • Rees DFM . E T M . P/O
  • Rees R F. Sgt
  • Rees. E T. Sgt
  • Rennick. John Stanley. Sgt (d.25th Jun 1943)
  • Richmond John Reginald. F/S (d.14th May 1943)
  • Richmond. Ronald Stuart. Sgt (d.30th May 1943)
  • Rigley. R. Sgt
  • Riley. Colin O.. Sgt
  • Roberts. Trevor. Sgt (d.9th Oct 1943)
  • Robinson Charles William . Sgt (d.25th Jun 1943)
  • Robinson. Ken V.. Sgt
  • Rome. Edwin. Sgt (d.13th MAy 1943)
  • Routledge. Thomas Anthony. F/Sgt. (d.26th May 1943)
  • Rowland. DFC & Bar . N. J
  • Roy. Charles N. F/Sgt. (d.10th Jul 1943)
  • Russell D. H.. Sgt
  • Russell. DFM . G H. F/Sgt.
  • Salmers. Eugene. F/Sgt. (d.18th Jun 1943)
  • Salthouse. Wilfred. W/O (d.28th July 1943)
  • Sargent. DFC . Des. P/O
  • Saunders. Eric V. F/O
  • Saunders. DFC . Ian William. F/Lt (d.29th Jul 1944)
  • Schroeder L C. F/Sgt
  • Schroeder. Leslie Charles. F/Sgt. (d.26th May 1943)
  • Scott. G V. Sgt
  • Scott. Joseph. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Seaton. DFC . James Arhibald McNair. W/O
  • Shepherd. Horace. F/Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Short. Joseph Henry. P/O (d.31st Aug 1943)
  • Short. Samuel George. Sgt (d.9th Oct 1943)
  • Shrimpton. George W.. Sgt
  • Simpson. John Johnston. Sgt (d.15th Jun 1943)
  • Slade. DSO. . Fraser Burstock. S/Ldr. (d.18th Aug 1943)
  • Smale. Thomas Gerald. Sgt (d.13th Jun 1943)
  • Smith R S. F/Sgt
  • Smith R. Sgt
  • Smith. E. W.. W/O
  • Smith. Francis Melville. F/O (d.7th Jun 1943)
  • Smith. Leonard William. Sgt
  • Smith. Wally. Sgt
  • Smitheringale KB, DFC . K B. F/Sgt
  • Sneesby Reginald. Sgt (d.25th Jun 1943)
  • Snell. DFC. Frederick. Walter
  • Snelling. Denis Cyril George. F/Sgt. (d.3rd Jan 1944)
  • Soluk. Paul. Sgt (d.25th Jun 1943)
  • Southon. Ernest. Sgt
  • Sparling. Clarence Wesley Albert. Sgt
  • Spiece. Gordon Thomas. Sgt
  • Stacey Mervyn. Sgt (d.31st Aug 1943)
  • Stainer Edgar F. Sgt
  • Stancliffe. J K. Sgt
  • Steele. Robert James. Sgt (d.26th May 1943)
  • Stenborg. DFC. Harold Olaf. P/O
  • Stephens. John Ackroyd. Sgt (d.13th May 1943)
  • Stephenson. Leslie. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Steward. W T. Sgt
  • Stewart W I. P/O
  • Stinson G E S. Sgt
  • Stone. Marcus Walter. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Storey. Albert.
  • Straker R T. F/Sgt
  • Street. Leslie Charles John. Sgt (d.2nd Dec 1943)
  • Swain. Rex. Sgt (d.17th Jun 1943)
  • Swan J W. Sgt
  • Tagg. Kenneth John. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Tattersall DFM. . Doug R. Sgt
  • Templeman. D. L.. Sgt
  • Terry Ray. Sgt
  • Thomas G D. Sgt
  • Thomas. William Frank. Sgt (d.13th Jul 1943)
  • Thompson J E. Sgt
  • Thomson. Daniel McNicol. F/Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Thorborn . Sgt
  • Threadgold. . Boris
  • Tibbs Dave. Sgt
  • Towle. John Gordon. W/Cdr. (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Treherne. Howard Cedric. F/O (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Tribe. DFM . David Francis. Sgt
  • Truelove. K. P/O
  • Tucker. William John. F/Sgt. (d.15th Jun 1943)
  • Turgoose . Ernest .
  • Turner H T. Sgt
  • Turner. William. Sgt (d.1st Sep 1943)
  • Turvill E F. Sgt
  • Twitty. Geoffrey William. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • VanHal. Henrui Antonius. Sgt (d.2nd Dec 1943)
  • Vickers. DFC . Geoffrey. P/O (d.2nd Jan 1944)
  • Villiers David Hugh. S/Ldr
  • Vincent. Leslie Reginald. Sgt (d.10th Jul 1943)
  • Wadsworth DFM . F. Sgt
  • Walker George. Sgt
  • Walker Kenneth James. Sgt
  • Walker. John A. P/O
  • Waller. Alan Abraham. Sgt (d.3rd Jan 1943)
  • Ward. T M. Sgt
  • Ward. William Middleton. Sgt (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Washbrook DFC . A. P/O
  • Watson B. P/O
  • Weeks. D G. F/O
  • Wells. DFM . Maurice Jamison. F/Sgt
  • Wells. Victor. Sgt (d.30th May 1943)
  • Westlake. John Wilfred Noel. Sgt (d.17th Jun 1943)
  • Whitaker. William Butler. P/O (d.24th May 1943)
  • Whitelock. Stewart. Sgt (d.4th Jul 1943)
  • Whyman. Owen Kendrick. F/Sgt. (d.12th Jun 1943)
  • Wicks DFM . William Ross. F/Sgt. (d.27th Sep 1943)
  • Wild DFM. P.. F/Sgt.
  • Wildbore. Ralph. Sgt (d.31st Aug 1943)
  • Wilkinson. John. F/O (d.31st Jan 1944)
  • Williams H. Sgt
  • Williams Sam.
  • Williams. David Hugh. F/Sgt (d.13th May 1943)
  • Williams. Maurice Roy. Sgt (d.17th Jun 1943)
  • Willis Geoffrey Charles . Sgt. (d.15th Oct 1942)
  • Wood DFM. G H . F/Sgt
  • Wood. DFC DSO. Richard Sidney Clements. W/Cdr.
  • Wood. DFC. V. F/Lt.
  • Woolford. Reginald John. Sgt (d.28th Jul 1943)
  • Wright DFC . Jim F. F/O
  • Wright Ken R. Sgt
  • Yeo. Howard Garfield. Sgt (d.25th Jun 1943)
  • Young C W. Sgt
  • Young Peter Henry Wilson. F/O
  • Young. P H W. P/O
  • Young. DFC DSO . Ralph Erskine. W/Cdr.

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F/O Jack Pierce Hutchinson DFC 626 Squadron

On 24/25 February 1944 Lancaster ll797 of 626 Squadron from Wickenby was brought down over Marsal France on the way to bomb Schweinfurt. This was to be the 30th operation of their first tour.

The crew were:

  • F/O Jack Pierce Hutchinson DFC RAAF (Pilot)
  • F/O Peter Henry Wilson Young (Air Bomber)
  • P/O Leonard Goodkey RCAF
  • F/S Arthur Hodgson
  • F/S Ken Macey
  • Sgt Bob Edgeworth
  • W/O Hector Binder RCAF
  • and second pilot Sgt Brian Bowditch.

    I believe an issue of the Wickenby Register from around 2002 contains a report about this crew. If anybody should have a copy of this, or any information at all about the crew and the circumstances of their crash, I would be very pleased to hear from them.

  • A Varten



    Ernest Turgoose 626 Sqd.

    My wife's late grandfather, Ernie Turgoose, volunteered and entered the RAF in 1939/40, aged approx 35. He was in Groundcrew throughout WW2, in the UK. I believe he ended the war at Wickenby, I saw his squadron photo taken in front of a Lanc, which I believe was shot there when was he with 626 Squadron. My wife recalls him saying he was also at Honiley (Warwickshire) which is our 'local' airfield. He may also have been at Honeybourne (Worcs). Does anyone remember him or know anything more about his service?

    Richard Pratt



    Arthur Lepine Butcher DFC. 12 Squadron

    My father, Arthur Lepine Butcher served with 12 Squadron at RAF Wickenby from October 1944 to April 1945. Before that he was a flying instructor. I would like to find out more, can anyone fill in any details?

    Tony Butcher



    Flt.Sgt. Ronald Gerrard Craddock 626 Sqd. (d.24th Apr 1944)

    Flt Sgt Ronald Gerrard Craddock was a W-Op/Air Gunner, on Lancaster ED424, lost April 24th, 1944 returning from mission over Karlsruhe. His wife, my late aunt Vera Craddock nee Davidson was in the Airforce also stationed at Wickenby and was on duty on that night. Their daughter, my cousin Joy was born in November 1944. I am investigating my family history and would be grateful for any info.

    Keith Oliver



    W/O. Reginald Paul Rabett DFC. 166 Squadron (d.9th Oct 1943)

    My grandfather's brother, W/O Reginald Rabett flew from RAf Wickenby. On th e8th of October 1943 he took off for Ludwigshaven, Germany in a Lancaster BII, marked ED993 of 166 SQ. The aircraft which had been recently mended due to engine trouble, was scheduled for Reg Rabett as the pilot to fly out and bomb his destination. On the way more trouble had occured and there were notes of cabin or engine fire on the way. With determination and great bravery he carried on to the target and succesfully bombed the location. On return with problems on the way, the plane crashed landed. The crash broke off the tail setting the rear gunner free from the craft and a crew man in the centre turret was also thrown free from the Lancaster, both of whom survived. Unfortunatly the remaining crew, W/O Rabett included, all died in the aircraft which broke into fire after the crash landing. Due to his bravery, after the mission, my Great Grandparents recived the DFC medal in honour of their son Reginald Paul Rabett.

    The men flying in the Lancaster which crashed during the emergency landing on 9th of October 1943 were: Sgt James O'Reilly (Nav.)1549441, Ronald Davies, (W/T) 1032360 Age: 23, Sgt Ronald Ernest Gratwick (B/A) 1324750 Age: 20 and Trevor Roberts (F/E) 1413356. Sgt E Croxon (M/U) and Sgt L. Davidson (R/G) both survived the landing.

    David Rabett



    Vera Craddock

    My late aunt Vera Craddock nee Davidson was in the Airforce, stationed at Wickenby and was on duty on the night her husband Flt Sgt Ronald Gerrard Craddock failed to return from mission over Karlsruhe. He was a W-Op/Air Gunner, on Lancaster ED424, lost April 24th, 1944. Their daughter, my cousin Joy was born in November 1944. I am investigating my family history and would be grateful for any info.

    Keith Oliver



    W/O Gordon "Flash" Murrison 12 Squadron

    My brother W/O Gordon (Flash) Murrison served at Wickenby, he was a mid upper gunner with 12 Squadron and completed his tour 30 missions.

    David Murrison



    Harry Mervyn "Taffy" Powell

    Have been looking through the records WW2 and can't find any information on my father's location during the War his name was Harry Powell. My brother, David, has put Dad's log book and photographs into the Wickenby Museum, as we have always understood that's where he was based during WW2. If anyone has any information, please email me.

    Marilyn Davis



    WO1. Leslie James Adair. 156 Sqd. (d.3rd Jan 1944)

    Leslie Adair served as a rear Gnr. with Lancaster JB553 GT-J of 156 Sqn.




    Sgt Geoffrey William Addinsall. 12Sqd. (d.10th Jul 1943)

    Geoffrey Addinsall served as a midd upper Gunner with 12 Sqd. He was killed on 10th July 1943 in Lancaster DV164 PH-W.




    Sgt Ian Hamilton Alexander 12Sqd. (d.13th May 1943)

    Ian Hamilton was the pilot of Lancaster III ED476 PH-N of 12sqd




    Sgt Thomas Alexander. 12Sqd. (d.17th June 1943)

    Thomas Alexander was the navigator of Lancaster ED629 PH-K of 12sqd




    Sgt C. B Anderson. 12 Sqd.

    Sgt Anderson was the Mid Upper Gnr. on Lancaster I W4374 PH-D of 12 Sqd.




    Sgt Frederick Anderson. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Frederick Andersons was a Mid Upper Gnr. he was killed on the 12th June 1943 in Lancaster W4373 PH-F of 12sqd




    P/O Norman Ashburner. 12Sqd. (d.24th Aug 1943)

    Pilot Norman Ashburner was killed on 24th August 1943 flying Lancaster DV158 PH-A2 with 12sqd.




    W/O Leonard Wilson Aspden. 12Sqd. (d.28th Aug 1943)

    Leonard Aspden was a pilot killed on 28th Aug 1943 flying Lancaster DV187 PH-A with 12sqd




    Sgt Maurice Robert Aston. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Maurice Aston, served as a navigator, he was kiled on 25th June 1943 in Lancaster ED968 PH-P Bar of 12sqd




    Sgt Reginald Arthur Charles Avery 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Reginald Avery served as a Flt Eng. he was killed on 12th June 1943 in Lancaster W4373 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Francis Donovan Ayerst. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Francis Ayerst served as a W/Op, he was lost on 29th June 1943 in Lancaster EE195 GZ-B of 12sqd




    Sgt Arthur Charles Aylard. 12Sqd. (d.17th Jun 1943)

    Pilot Arthur Aylard was killed on 17th June 1943 flying Lancaster ED629 PH-K of 12sqd




    Sgt. Alan R. Bailey 12 Sqdn.

    Alain Bailey served as a Bomb Aimer




    Sgt Sydney Arthur James Bailey 12Sqd. (d.26th May 1943)

    Sydney Bailey served as a Mid Upper Gnr. he was killed on 26th May 1943 in Lancaster ED967 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Sam Barham. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    W/Op Sam Barham was killed on 4th July 1943 in Lancaster III ED820 PH-A of 12sqd




    Sgt Donald Robert Baird. 12Sqd. (d.4th Ju1 1943)

    Nav. Donald Baird was lost on 4th July 1943 in Lancaster ED820 PH-A of 12sqd.




    Sgt Richard Barrass. 12Sqd. (d.24th Aug 1943)

    Flt Eng Richard Barrass died on 24th August 1943 flying in Lancaster DV158 PH-A2 of 12sqd




    Sgt Percival John Bartlett. 12Sqd.

    Rear Gnr. Percy Bartlett was shot down in Lancaster III EE142 PH-G of 12 Sqd and was taken POW, held in Stalag Muhlberg-Elbe




    Sgt William Henry Bartlett 12Sqd. (d.7th Jul 1943)

    Rear gunner William Bartlett died on 7th July 1943 during training in Lancaster I ED548 PH-X of 12 Sqd.




    Sgt Arthur Leonard Baseley. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    Midd Upper Gnr. Arthur Baseley was kiled on 4th July 1943 in Lancaster ED820 PH-A of 12sqd




    S/Ldr Robert George Leslie Baxter. 12sqd (d.7th Jul 1943)

    Robert Baxter lost his life on 7th July 1943 during training in Lancaster I ED548 PH-X.




    P/O. R C Bennet. 626 Sqd.

    My father, Pilot Officer Bennet R.C. served at Wickenby from April to August 1944 on 626 Squadron.

    Robert Bennett



    F/S John Bell. 156Sqd. (d.2nd Jan 1944)

    Bomb Aimer John Bell was killed on 2nd Jan 1944 in Lancaster III JA925 GT-La of 156 Sqn




    Sgt Ronald Bell. 12Sqd. (d.13th May 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr. Ronald Bell died on 13th May 1943 in Lancaster III ED476 PH-N of 12sqd




    F/S Weston Robert Berry. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Rear Gnr.Weston Berry died on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster W4791 PH-W of 12sqd




    Sgt Sydney James Betts. 12Sqd. (d.7th Ju1 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr Sydney Betts lost his life on 7th July 1943 during training in Lancaster I ED548 PH-X with 12 Sqd




    Sgt Kenneth Jack Bevis. 12Sqd. (d.28th Aug 1943)

    Flt Eng. Kenneth Bevis lost his life on 28th Aug 1943 flying Lancaster DV187 PH-A of 12sqd




    Sgt William Frank Biggs. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    William Biggs was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster DV157 PH-Z of 12sqd




    Sgt Frank Birkin. 12Sqd. (d.29th Jun 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr. Fank Birkin died on 29th June 1943 in Lancaster EE195 GZ-B of 12sqd




    Sgt Arthur Reginald Bish. 12Sqd. (d.13th Aug 1943)

    W/Op. Arthur Bish died 31st Aug 1943 in Lancaster III ED972 PH-R of 12sqd




    F/O Arnold Booth DFC 12Sqd. (d.31st Aug 1943)

    Pilot Arnold Booth died on 31st Aug 1943 in Lancaster III ED972 PH-R of 12sqd.




    P/O James Borland DFC 156Sqd. (d.3rd Jan 1944)

    Pilot James Borland was killed on 3rd Jan 1944 flying Lancaster JB553 GT-J with 156 Sqn




    Sgt John Broomfield Lindup. 12Sqd. (d.18th Jun 1943)

    Pilot John Lindup died on 18th June 1943, flying Lancaster I W4374 PH-D with 12 Sqd.




    P/O Roland John Bowen. 156Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Midd Upper Gnr. Roland Bowen died 2nd Jan 1944 in Lancaster III JA925 GT-La of 156 Sqn.




    Sgt Kenneth Bowes. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Kenneth Bowes, Nav. died on 12th June 1943 in Lancaster ED357 PH-S of 12sqd.




    Sgt James Roy Boxall. 12Sqd. (d.29th Jun 1943)

    Rear Gnr. James Boxall died 29th June 1943 in Lancaster EE195 GZ-B of 12sqd




    P/O Seymour Villiers Brown. 12Sqd. (d.31st Aug 1943)

    Navigator Seymour Brown died on 31st Aug 1943 he was on the crew of Lancaster III ED972 PH-R with 12sqd




    P/O Thomas Burger. DFC 12Sqd. (d.29th Jun 1943)

    Nav. Thomas Burger died on 29th Jan 1944 in Lancaster III JB717 MG-V of 12sqd




    Sgt John Desmond Butterly. 12Sqd. (d.7th Jul 1943)

    Flt Eng. John Butterley was killed on 7th July 1943 during training in Lancaster I ED548 PH-X of 12 Sqd




    P/O Verner Charles Bye. 12Sqd. (d.24th Aug 1943)

    Nav. Verner Bye died 24th August 1943 in Lancaster DV158 PH-A2 of 12sqd




    Sgt Douglas Noel Campbell. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Bomb aimer Douglas Campbell was killed on 12th June 1943 in Lancaster ED357 PH-S of 12sqd.




    Sgt Leslie Stanley Capp. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jun 1943)

    Nav. Leslie Capp died on 4th July 1943 in Lancaster III ED820 PH-A of 12sqd




    F/O George Ralph Carpenter. 12Sqd. (d.18th Aug 1943)

    Nav. George Carpenter died on 18th August 1943 in Lancaster III DV168 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Thomas Carter. 12Sqd. (d.15th Jun 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Thomas Carter was killed on 15th June 1943 in Lancaster III W4992 GZ-A Bar of 12sqd




    Sgt Stanley Chapman. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Flt Eng. Stanley Chapman died on 18th August 1943 in Lancaster III DV168 PH-F of 12sqd.




    Ivor Philip Chester Goudge. 12Sqd. (d.30th May 1943)

    Pilot Ivor Goudge died on 30th May 1943 in Lancaster ED996 GZ-J of 12sqd




    Sgt Norman Alfred Pinxton Chew. 12Sqd. (d.28th Aug 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Norman Chew was killed on 28th Aug 1943 in Lancaster DV187 PH-A of 12sqd




    Sgt Eric Wilfred Clayton. 12Sqd. (d.28th Aug 1943)

    Eric Clayton was a Mid Upper Gnr. He was killed on 28th Aug 1943 in Lancaster DV187 PH-A of 12sqd




    Sgt R. A. Collins. 12 Sqd.

    Bomb Aimer Collins flew with Lancaster I W4374 PH-D in 12 Sqd




    Sgt Maurice Emile Combres. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Maurice Combres lost his life on 4th July 1943 Lancaster ED820 PH-A) 12sqd




    John Edgar Constable. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Flt Eng. John Constable was killed on 12th Jun 1943 flying Lancaster ED522 PH-U of 12sqd




    Sgt Douglas William Creevy. 12Sqd. (d.26th May 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Douglas Creevy was killed on 26th May 1943 in Lancaster ED967 PH-F with 12sqd




    Sgt Croxon. 166 Sqn

    Sgt Croxton was the Midd Upper Gnr. of Lancaster ED993 in 166 Sqn.




    Sgt William Edward Cunliffe 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Nav. William Cunliffe was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster W4791 PH-W of 12sqd.




    Sgt Derwish Haj Darwish 12Sqd. (d.28th Jul 1943)

    Derwish Haj Darwish was lost on 28th July 1943 in Lancaster III EE142 PH-G of 12sqd




    Sgt L Davidson. 166Sqd.

    Rear Gnr. Sgt Davidson flew with Lancaster ED993 of 166 Sqn




    Sgt Ronald Davies. 166Sqd. (d.9th Oct 1943)

    W/Op. Ronald Davies was killed on 9th Oct 1943, he was crew onboard Lancaster ED993 of 166 Sqn




    F/S Keith Benedict Davidson. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Keith Davidson was a Mid Upper Gnr. on Lancaster W4791 PH-W with 12sqd




    Sgt Brinley Oliver Davies. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Bomb Aimer. Brinley Davies died on 15th June 1943 on Lancaster III W4992 GZ-A Bar of 12sqd




    Sgt George Leonard Albert Deasley. 12Sqd. (d.13th Jul 1943)

    Rear Gnr. George Deasley lost his life on 13th July 1943 in Lancaster LM328 GZ-F2 of 12sqd.




    Sgt A Dews. 12Sqd.

    Bomb Aimer Sgt Dews flew with Lancaster I W4861 PH-M of 12 sqd. He was taken POW and held in Stalag Luft VI at Heydekrug.




    Sgt George Noon Dodds. 12Sqd. (d.1st Sep 1943)

    W/Op. George Dodds was killed on 1st Sep 1943 in Lancaster DV241 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Ronald Williams Dobbins. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    W/Op Ronald Dobbins was killed on 28th Aug 1943 in Lancaster DV187 PH-A with 12sqd




    F/L Alfred William Doel. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Pilot Alfred Doel was killed on 12th Jun 1943 flying Lancaster DV157 PH-Z of 12sqd.




    Sgt Robert Downs. 12Sqd. (d.1st Sep 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Robert Downs was killed on 1st Sep 1943 in Lancaster DV241 PH-F of 12sqd




    W/O Robert Durham DFM 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Nav. Robert Durham was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster DV157 PH-Z of 12sqd




    Sgt Thomas Eric Edmondson. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    W/Op Thomas Edmondson died on 4th July 1943 in Lancaster ED820 PH-A of 12sqd




    Sgt Leslie Robert Evans. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr. Leslie Evans died on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster ED522 PH-U of 12sqd




    Sgt Sidney Eric Eversfield. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Sidney Eversfield was killed on 4th July 1943 in Lancaster III ED820 PH-A of 12sqd




    Sgt Leslie Harold Everton. (d.4th July 1943)

    My uncle was Mid Upper Gnr. Sgt Leslie Howard Everton, he was killed on 4th July 1943, the aircraft he was lost in was W4958 PH-B the Captain was Sgt N.E Hill. The records I have tally with other information I have gained. The operations records show that ED820 PH-P was piloted by F/O Herron and was the only other aircraft lost on the Cologne raid.




    S/Ldr Rowland Eden Fawcett. 156 Sqd (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Pilot Rowland Fawcett was killed on m 2nd Jan 1944 flying Lancaster III JA925 GT-La of 156 Sqn from RAF Wickenby




    Sgt Reginald Fletcher. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Mid Uper Gnr. killed on .15th June 1943 Lancaster III W4992 GZ-A Bar of 12sqd




    P/O Thomas Benzie Forbes. 12Sqd. (d.13th Jul 1943)

    Pilot Thomas Forbes lost his life on 3th July 1943 flying Lancaster LM328 GZ-F2 with 12sqd




    F/Lt. Patrick Raymond Ford. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Pilot Patrick Ford was killed on 12th June 1943 flying Lancaster W4373 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Sidney Lazarus Ford. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    W/Op. Sidney Ford was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster ED522 PH-U of 12sqd




    W/O Gordon William Fordyce. 156Sqd. (d.23rd Now 1943)

    Pilot Gordon Fordyce was killed on 23rd Nov 1943 with 156 Sqn




    Sgt Kenneth Foster. 12Sqd. (d.14th May 1943)

    Flt Eng. Kenneth Forster was killed on 14th May 1943 in Lancaster I W4266 PH-R of 12sqd




    Sgt G L Fountain. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Nav Sgt Fountain was on the crew of Lancaster I W4266 PH-R. He was taken POW and held in Stalag Luft Heydekrug.




    Sgt John Edwin Foy. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    Flt Eng. John Foy was killed on 4th July 1943 flying Lancaster III ED820 PH-A of 12sqd




    Sgt George William Fraser. 12Sqd. (d.24th Aug 1943)

    George Fraser was the Mid Upper Gnr. of Lancaster DV158 PH-A2 with 12sqd




    F/Sgt Richard Douglas Fraser. 12Sqd. (d.13th May 1943)

    Nav. Richard Fraser was killed on 13th May 1943 flying Lancaster III ED476 PH-N of 12sqd




    Sgt Norman Roscoe Frazer. 12Sqd. (d.31st Aug 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Norman Fraser was killed on 31st Aug 1943 in Lancaster III ED972 PH-R with 12sqd




    Sgt Alan Arthur Gill. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Allan Gill was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster W4791 PH-W of 12sqd




    Sgt William Andrew Gillanders. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Nav. William Gillanders was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster ED522 PH-U of 12sqd




    F/Lt. Hartley David Gillis. DFC 156Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Nav. Hartley Gillis died on 8th June 1944 flying Lancaster III ND577 GT-E of 156 Sqn




    Sgt Thomas James Gleeson. 12Sqd. (d.24th Aug 1943)

    W/Op Thomas Gleeson was killed on 24th August 1943 in Lancaster DV158 PH-A2 of 12sqd




    Sgt J Gorton. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Sgt Gorton was the Navigator of Lancaster ED996 GZ-J. He was taken as POW and held in Stalag Kopernikus.




    Sgt Albert Edward Graham. 12Sqd. (d.30th May 1943)

    Albert Graham was the Flt Eng. of Lancaster ED996 GZ-J with 12sqd




    Sgt Ronald Ernest Gratwick. 166Sqd. (d.9th Oct 1943)

    Ronald Gratwick was the Bomb Aimer of Lancaster ED993, 166 Sqn




    Sgt Leonard Edward Frank Green. 12Sqd. (d.1st Sep 1943)

    Leonard Green was the pilot of Lancaster DV241 PH-F with 12sqd




    Sgt Malcolm Lionel Green. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    Malcolm Green was the Flt Eng. of Lancaster ED820 PH-A in 12sqd




    Sgt Alfred Hales. 12Sqd. (d.13th Jul 1943)

    Alfred Hales was Flt Eng. on Lancaster LM328 GZ-F2 with 12sqd




    Sgt Edward Hamill. 12Sqd. (d.28th Jun 1943)

    Edward Hamill was the Flt Eng. on Lancaster III EE142 PH-G of 12sqd




    Sgt Joseph Hardman. 12Sqd. (d.30th May 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Joesph Hardman was killed on 30th May 1943 on Lancaster ED996 GZ-J of 12sqd




    Sgt Myer Harris. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    W/Op Myer Harris died on 12th June 1943 flying on Lancaster W4373 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Edgar David Harrison. 12Sqd. (d.13th May 1943)

    Bomb aimer Edgar Harrison was killed on 13th May 1943 on Lancaster III ED476 PH-N of 12sqd




    Sgt Norman Morgan Hatch. 12Sqd. (d.30th May 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr. Norman Hatch was killed 30th May 1943 on Lancaster ED996 GZ-J of 12sqd




    Sgt George Matthew Headley. 12Sqd. (d.2nd Jan 1944)

    Flt Eng. George Headley was killed on 2nd Jan 1944. He flew with Lancaster III JA925 GT-La of 156 Sqn




    Sgt Brian S Heath. 12Sqd.

    Brian Heath flew on Lancaster PH-X- ED995 of 12sqd




    F/O Arnold Raymond Herron. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    Arnold Herron was an RCAF pilot who lost his life on 4th July 1943 flying Lancaster ED820 PH-P of 12sqd




    F/Sgt George Adam Hiddleston. 12Sqd. (d.25th Jun 1943)

    Bomb Aimer George Hiddleston was killed on 25th June 1943 in Lancaster ED968 PH-P Bar of 12sqd




    Sgt Robert Highet. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Robert Highet was killed on 12th Jun 1943 he was the pilot of Lancaster ED522 PH-U of 12sqd




    Sgt Norman Ernest Hill. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    Norman Hill lost his life on 4th July 1943, he was the pilot of Lancaster III ED820 PH-B of 12sqd




    Sgt John Ernest Hindmarch. 12Sqd. (d.7th Jul 1943)

    W/Op John Hindmarsh was killled on 7th July 1943 during training in Lancaster I ED548 PH-X of 12 Sqd.




    F/S Brinley Charles Hinks. 156Sqd. (d.2nd Jan 1943)

    Rear gnr. Brinley Hinks was killed on 2nd Jan 1944 in Lancaster III JA925 GT-La of 156 Sqn




    Sgt Don T Hone. 12Sqd.

    Don Hone was on the crew of Lancaster PH -X ED995 of 12sqd




    P/O Cecil Bertie "Bob" Hooper. 12Sqd. (d.26th May 1943)

    Nav. Bob Hooper lost his life on the 26th May 1943 flying Lancaster ED967 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Leslie Hopkinson. 12Sqd. (d.7th Jul 1943)

    Nav. Leslie Hopkinson was killed on 7th July 1943 during training in Lancaster I ED548 PH-X of 12 Sqd.




    S/Ldr. Cecil George Hopton. DFC 156Sqd. (d.8th Jun 1943)

    Cecil Hopton was killed on 8th June 1944, he was the pilot of Lancaster III ND577 GT-E with 156 Sqn




    Sgt Sydney James Humphries. 12Sqd. (d.1st Sep 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Sydney Humphries was killed on 1st Sep 1943 in Lancaster DV241 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt John Irwin. 12Sqd. (d.10th Jul 1943)

    Flt Eng. John Irwin was killed on 10th July 1943 in Lancaster DV164 PH-W of 12sqd




    Sgt Leonard Frank Jeffries. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Pilot Leonard Jeffries was killed on 10th July 1943 flying Lancaster DV164 PH-W with 12sqd




    F/O Owen Kenyon Jones. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Owne Jones was killed on 12th Jun 1943 flying Lancaster DV157 PH-Z of 12sqd




    Sgt W B Jowett. 12Sqd.

    Flt Eng. Sgt Jowett was shot down in Lancaster I W4861 PH-M, of 12 sqd. taken as POW and ehld in Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug




    F/S Edward Kelloway. 12Sqd. (d.28th Aug 1943)

    Nav.Edward kelloway was killed on 28th Aug 1943 in Lancaster DV187 PH-A of 12sqd




    P/O Graham King. 12Sqd. (d.28th Aug 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Graham King was killed on 28th Aug 1943 in Lancaster DV187 PH-A of 12sqd




    S/Ldr Frederick John Knight 12Sqd. (d.29th Jun 1943)

    Frederick Knight was the pilot of Lancaster EE195 GZ-B of 12sqd




    Sgt Henry Joseph Patrick Lackey. 12Sqd. (d.17th Jun 1943)

    W/Op. Henry Lackey was killed on 17th June 1943 in Lancaster ED629 PH-K of 12sqd




    P/O Harold Laverick. 12Sqd. (d.24th Aug 1943)

    Bomb aimer Harold Laverick was killed on 24th August 1943 in Lancaster DV158 PH-A2 of 12sqd




    Sgt Ernest Frederick Lawrence. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Flt Eng. Ernest Lawrence was killed on 29th June 1943 in Lancaster EE195 GZ-B of 12sqd




    Sgt Eric Lax. 12Sqd. (d.18th Jun 1943)

    W/Op. Eric Lax was killed on 18th June 1943, flying Lancaster I W4374 PH-D of 12 Sqd.




    Sgt Alan William Lee. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Alan Lee was Rear Gnr.of Lancaster ED522 PH-U with 12sqd.




    Sgt John Patrick Lee. 12Sqd. (d.28th Jul 1943)

    W/Op John Lee was killed on 28th July 1943 in Lancaster III EE142 PH-G of 12sqd




    Sgt Kenneth George Legg 12Sqd. (d.24th May 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr. Kenneth Legg was killed on 24th May 1943 in Lancaster I W4861 PH-M of 12sqd




    Sgt Jenkin Gildas Lewis 12Sqd. (d.18th Jun 1943)

    Flt Eng.Jenkin Lewis was killed on 18th June 1943 in Lancaster I W4374 PH-D of 12 Sqd




    Sgt Albert George Luke. 626Sqd. (d.2nd Dec 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Albert Lake was killed on 2nd December 1943 flying with 626 sqd.




    Sgt Percy Robert Lyford. DFC 156Sqd. (d.2nd Jan 1943)

    Nav. Percy Lyford was killed on 2nd Jan 1944 in Lancaster III JA925 GT-La of 156 Sqn




    P/O Paul Lynch. 12Sqd. (d.28th Jul 1943)

    Nav Paul Lynch was killed on 28th July 1943 in Lancaster III EE142 PH-G of 12sqd




    Sgt R MaGinnis 12Sqd.

    Sgt MaGinnis flew onboard Lancaster I W4266 PH-R. He was taken POW and held in Stalag Luft III at Sagan




    F/S John Francis Bell MacIntyre. 12Sqd. (d.18th Aug 1943)

    W/Op John McIntyre was killed on 18th August 1943 in Lancaster III DV168 PH-F of 12sqd.




    Sgt Frank Gordon McKay. 12Sqd. (d.15th Jun 1943)

    Flt Eng.Frank McKay was killed on 15th June 1943 in Lancaster III W4992 GZ-A Bar of 12sqd




    Sgt Duncan Benjamin Grant McKenzie. 156Sqd. (d.3rd Jan 1943)

    W/Op. Duncan Mckenzie was killed on 3rd Jan 1944 in Lancaster JB553 GT-J of 156 Sqn




    P/O Cecil Walter Alvin Manning. 12Sqd. (d.18th Aug 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Cecil Manning was killed on 18th August 1943 in Lancaster III DV168 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Leslie Matthews. 12Sqd.

    Leslie Matthews was held as a POW in Stalag XXA, Kopernikus.




    Sgt Claude Jean Philippe Meyer. 12Sqd. (d.10th Jul 1943)

    Rear Gnr. claude Meyer was killed on 10th July 1943 in Lancaster DV164 PH-W of 12sqd




    Sgt Robert Sidney George Miller. 12Sqd. (d.24th May 1943)

    W/Op Robert Miller was killed on 24th May 1943 in Lancaster I W4861 PH-M of 12sqd




    Sgt F Mills. 12Sqd.

    Sgt Mills was the Rear Gnr. of Lancaster I W4374 PH-D in 12 Sqd




    Sgt Lawrence Douglas Mitchell 12Sqd.

    W/Op Lawrence Mitchell flew with Lancaster LM328 GZ-F2 he was taken POW and held at Stalag Luft Heydekrug.




    Sgt Victor Clague Moore. 12Sqd. (d.1st Sep 1943)

    Flt Eng. Victor Moore was killed on 1st Sep 1943 in Lancaster DV241 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt P S Morley 12Sqd.

    Sgt Morley flew with the crew of Lancaster PH-X ED995 in 12sqd




    Sgt Frederick William Morgan. 12Sqd. (d.14th May 1943)

    Pilot Fredierock Morgan of the RAAF was killed on 14th May 1943 flying Lancaster I W4266 PH-R of 12sqd




    F/O William Norman Mounsey. 12Sqd. (d.24th May 1943)

    Pilot William Mounsey was killed on 24th May 1943 flying Lancaster I W4861 PH-M of 12sqd




    F/Lt. Peter James Moyes. DFC 156Sqd. (d.8th Jun 1944)

    W/Op Peter Moyes was kiledon 8th June 1944 in Lancaster III ND577 GT-E of 156 Sqn




    Sgt Leonard Myers. 12Sqd. (d.18th Aug 1943)

    Rear Gunr. Leonard Myers lost his life on 18th August 1943 in Lancaster III DV168 PH-F of 12sqd




    F/S Mervyn Barnaby Noble. 12Sqd. (d.29th Jun 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Mervyn Noble from Southern Rhodesia was killedo n 29th June 1943 in Lancaster EE195 GZ-B of 12sqd




    Sgt James OReilly. 166Sqd. (d.9th Oct 1943)

    Nav. James OReilly was killed on 9th Oct 1943 in Lancaster ED993 of 166 Sqn




    P/O Eric Bertram Oldham. (d.10th Jul 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Eric Oldham was kiled on 10th July 1943 in Lancaster DV164 PH-W of 12sqd




    Sgt James Lambert Osborn. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Nav. James Osborn was killed on 12th June 1943 in Lancaster W4373 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt James Leslie Osbourne. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Flt Eng. James Osbournes was killed on 12th June 1943 Lancaster ED357 PH-S of 12sqd




    Sgt Thomas Robert Pagett. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Thomas Pagett lost his life on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster DV157 PH-Z of 12sqd




    Sgt Walter Thomas Peace. 12Sqd. (d.24th Aug 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Walter peace was killed on 24th August 1943 in Lancaster DV158 PH-A2 of 12sqd




    F/O Phillip Henry Phillips. 12Sqd. (d.18th Aug 1943)

    Mid upper Gnr. Phillip Phillips oof the RAAF was killed on 18th August 1943 in Lancaster III DV168 PH-F of 12sqd.




    Sgt Harry Pierpoint. 12Sqd. (d.24th May 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Henry Pierpoint was killed on 24th May 1943 in Lancaster I W4861 PH-M of 12sqd




    Sgt Frederick Norman Pink. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Flt Eng. Frederick Pink was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster W4791 PH-W of 12sqd




    Sgt Edward Temple Powell. 12Sqd. (d.26th May 1943)

    W/Op Edward Powell was killed on 26th May 1943 Lancaster ED967 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt William Thomas Pringle 12Sqd.

    Wiliam pringle flew with Lancaster I ED357 PH-S, he was taken POW and held in Stalag Kopernikus.




    Sgt Alexander Alwyn Prowse. 12Sqd. (d.26th May 1943)

    Flt Eng. Alexander Prowse was killed on 26th May 1943 in Lancaster ED967 PH-F with 12sqd




    Sgt Tom Pyle. 12Sqd. (d.1st Sep 1943)

    Midd Upper Gnr. Tom Pyle was killed on 1st Sep 1943 in Lancaster DV241 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Reginald Paul Rabett. DFC 166Sqd. (d.9th Oct 1943)

    Nav. Regimald Rabett was killed on 9th Oct 1943 in Lancaster ED993 of 166 Sqn




    Sgt John Stanley Rennick. 12Sqd. (d.25th Jun 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr. John Rennick was killed on 25th June 1943 in Lancaster ED968 PH-P Bar fo 12sqd




    F/S John Reginald Richmond 12Sqd. (d.14th May 1943)

    Reggie Richmond was killed on 14th May 1943 in Lancaster I W4266 PH-R of 12sqd




    Sgt Ronald Stuart Richmond. 12Sqd. (d.30th May 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Ronald Richmond was killed on 30th May 1943 in Lancaster ED996 GZ-J of 12sqd




    Sgt Trevor Roberts. 166Sqd. (d.9th Oct 1943)

    Flt Eng. Trevor roberts was killed on 9th Oct 1943 in Lancaster ED993 of 166 Sqn.




    Sgt Charles William Robinson 12Sqd. (d.25th Jun 1943)

    Flt Eng. Charles Robinson was killed on 25th June 1943 Lancaster ED968 PH-P Bar of 12sqd




    Sgt Edwin Rome. 12Sqd. (d.13th MAy 1943)

    Flt Eng. Edwin Rome lost his life on 13th May 1943 in Lancaster III ED476 PH-N with 12sqd




    F/Sgt. Thomas Anthony Routledge. 12Sqd. (d.26th May 1943)

    Thomas Routledge was killed on 26th May 1943 in Lancaster PH-X ED995 of 12sqd




    F/Sgt. Charles N Roy. 12Sqd. (d.10th Jul 1943)

    Nav. Charles roy was killed on 10th July 1943 in Lancaster DV164 PH-W of 12sqd




    F/Sgt. Eugene Salmers. 12Sqd. (d.18th Jun 1943)

    Nav Eugene Salmers was killed on 18th June 1943, Lancaster I W4374 PH-D of 12 Sqd




    W/O Wilfred Salthouse. 12Sqd. (d.28th July 1943)

    The Lancaster III EE142 PH-G piloted by my mothers cousin, W/O Wilfrid Salthouse was shot down over Hamburg on "that night" 28th July 1943, Lancaster. Miraculously, I believe the rear gunner J.P. Bartlett survived and was made POW in Mahlberg Elbe [see Jim Forbes 12 Squadron website.] We have not a single document, photo etc of any of the crew and so I hoped to find out about the raid and perhaps some docs from the family of Sgt Bartlett whom I assume bailed out. Hope you can help

    P.W.King



    F/O Eric V Saunders. 12Sqd.

    Eric Saunders flew in Lancaster PH-X ED995 with 12sqd




    F/Lt Ian William Saunders. DFC 12Sqd. (d.29th Jul 1944)

    Mid Upper Gnr. Ian Saunders was killed on 29th July 1944 in Lancaster III DV168 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Joseph Scott. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Flt Eng. Joseph Scott was killed on 17th June 1943 in Lancaster ED629 PH-K of 12sqd




    F/Sgt. Leslie Charles Schroeder. 12Sqd. (d.26th May 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Leslie Schroeder was killed on 26th May 1943 in Lancaster ED967 PH-F of 12sqd




    F/Sgt Horace Shepherd. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Horace Shephers was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster W4791 PH-W of 12sqd




    P/O Joseph Henry Short. 12Sqd. (d.31st Aug 1943)

    Bomb Aimer. Joseph Short was killed on 31st Aug 1943 in Lancaster III ED972 PH-R of 12sqd




    Sgt Samuel George Short. 12Sqd. (d.9th Oct 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Samuel Short died on 9th Oct 1943.




    Sgt George W. Shrimpton. 12Sqd.

    Rear Gnr. George Shrimpton fleew with Lancaster PH-X ED995 of 12sqd




    Sgt John Johnston Simpson. 12Sqd. (d.15th Jun 1943)

    W/Op John Simpson was killed on 15th June 1943 in Lancaster III W4992 GZ-A Bar of 12sqd




    S/Ldr. Fraser Burstock Slade. DSO. 12Sqd. (d.18th Aug 1943)

    Pilot Fraser Slade was killed on 18th August 1943 flying Lancaster III DV168 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Thomas Gerald Smale. 12Sqd. (d.13th Jun 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Thomas Samle was killed on 13th June 1943 with 12sqd




    F/O Francis Melville Smith. 12Sqd. (d.7th Jun 1943)

    Bomb aimer Francis Smitth was killed on 7th July 1943 during training in Lancaster I ED548 PH-X with 12 Sqd




    Sgt Wally Smith. 12Sqd.

    Wally Smith flew with Lancaster PH-X ED995 in 12sqd.




    Sgt Reginald Sneesby 12Sqd. (d.25th Jun 1943)

    W/Op Reginald Sneesby was killed on 25th June 1943 in Lancaster ED968 PH-P Bar of 12sqd




    F/Sgt. Denis Cyril George Snelling. 156Sqd. (d.3rd Jan 1944)

    Bomb Aimer Denis Smelling was killed on 3rd Jan 1944 in Lancaster JB553 GT-J of 156 Sqn




    Sgt Paul Soluk. 12Sqd. (d.25th Jun 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Paul Soluk was killed on 25th June 1943 in Lancaster ED968 PH-P Bar of 12sqd




    Sgt Ernest Southon. 12 Sqd.

    Ernest Southon was taken POW and held in Stalag XXA Kopernikus




    Sgt Clarence Wesley Albert Sparling. 12Sqd.

    Rear Gnr. Clarence Sparling flew iwth 12 Sqd in Lancaster I ED357 PH-S, he was taken POW and held in Stalag Luft IV Sagan.




    Sgt Gordon Thomas Spiece. 12Sqd.

    Rear Gnr. Gordon Spiece flew in Lancaster I W4266 PH-R of 12 sqd. He was taken POW and held in Stalag Luft IV Sagan.




    Sgt Mervyn Stacey 12Sqd. (d.31st Aug 1943)

    Flt Eng. Mervyn Stacey was killed on 31st Aug 1943 in Lancaster III ED972 PH-R of 12sqd




    Sgt Robert James Steele. (d.26th May 1943)

    Pilot Robert Steele was killed on 26th May 1943 flying Lancaster ED967 PH-F with 12sqd




    Sgt John Ackroyd Stephens. 12Sqd. (d.13th May 1943)

    W/Op John Stephens was killed on 13th May 1943 in Lancaster III ED476 PH-N of 12sqd




    Sgt Leslie Stephenson. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    W/Op. Leslie Stephenson was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster W4791 PH-W of 12sqd




    Sgt Marcus Walter Stone. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Rear Gnr. Marcus Stone was killed on 12th June 1943 in Lancaster W4373 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Leslie Charles John Street. 626 Sqd. (d.2nd Dec 1943)

    Nav. Leslie Street was killed on 2nd December 1943 with 626 Sqn




    Sgt Rex Swain. 12Sqd. (d.17th Jun 1943)

    Rear Gnr Rex Swain died on 17th June 1943 in Lancaster ED629 PH-K of 12sqd




    Sgt Kenneth John Tagg. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Kenneth Tagg was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster ED522 PH-U of 12sqd




    Sgt Doug R Tattersall DFM. 12Sqd.

    Doug Tattersall flew in Lancaster PH-X ED995 with 12sqd




    Sgt D. L. Templeman. 12Sqd.

    Sgt Templeman was the W/Op. of Lancaster DV157 PH-Z with 12sqd




    Sgt William Frank Thomas. 12Sqd. (d.13th Jul 1943)

    Bomb Aimer William Thomas was killed on 13th July 1943 in Lancaster LM328 GZ-F2 of 12sqd




    F/Sgt Daniel McNicol Thomson. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Daniel McNicol was a pilot in the RAAF her was killed on 12th June 1943 flying Lancaster ED357 PH-S of 12sqd




    W/Cdr. John Gordon Towle. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    John Towle was killed on 31st Aug 1943 flying Lancaster III ED972 PH-R of 12sqd




    F/O Howard Cedric Treherne. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Nav. Howard Treherne was killed on 29th June 1943 in Lancaster EE195 GZ-B of 12sqd




    P/O K Truelove. 12Sqd.

    P/O Truelove was the navigator on Lancaster III W4992 GZ-A Bar. He was taken POW and held in Stalag Luft III Sagan.




    F/Sgt. William John Tucker. 12Sqd. (d.15th Jun 1943)

    Pilot William Tucker of the RAAF died on 15th June 1943 flying Lancaster III W4992 GZ-A Bar with 12sqd




    Sgt William Turner. 12Sqd. (d.1st Sep 1943)

    Nav. William Turner was killed on 1st Sep 1943 in Lancaster DV241 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Geoffrey William Twitty. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Geoffrey Twitty was killed on 12th June 1943 in Lancaster W4373 PH-F of 12sqd




    Sgt Henrui Antonius VanHal. 626 Sqd. (d.2nd Dec 1943)

    Flt Eng. Henrui Van Hal was killed on 2nd December 1943 flying with 626 Sqn




    P/O Geoffrey Vickers. DFC 156Sqd. (d.2nd Jan 1944)

    W/op. Geoffrey Vickers died on 2nd Jan 1944 in Lancaster III JA925 GT-La of 156 Sqn




    Sgt Leslie Reginald Vincent. 12Sqd. (d.10th Jul 1943)

    W/Op Leslie Vincent was killed on 10th July 1943 in Lancaster DV164 PH-W of 12sqd




    Sgt Kenneth James Walker 12Sqd.

    Kenneth Walker flew with Lancaster I W4266 PH-R, he was taken POW and held in Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug.




    Sgt Alan Abraham Waller. 156 Sqd. (d.3rd Jan 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr. Alan Waller was killed on 3rd Jan 1944 in Lancaster JB553 GT-J of 156 Sqn




    Sgt William Middleton Ward. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    W/Op William Ward was killed on 12th June 1943 in Lancaster ED357 PH-S of 12sqd




    Sgt Victor Wells. 12Sqd. (d.30th May 1943)

    W/op Victor Wells was killed on 30th May 1943 in Lancaster ED996 GZ-J of 12sqd




    Sgt John Wilfred Noel Westlake. 12Sqd. (d.17th Jun 1943)

    Mid upper Gnr. John Westlake was killed on 17th June 1943 in Lancaster ED629 PH-K of 12sqd




    P/O William Butler Whitaker. 12Sqd. (d.24th May 1943)

    Nav. William Whitaker was killed on 24th May 1943 in Lancaster I W4861 PH-M of 12sqd




    Sgt Stewart Whitelock. 12Sqd. (d.4th Jul 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Stewart Whitelock was killed on 4th July 1943 in Lancaster III ED820 PH-A of 12sqd




    F/Sgt. Owen Kendrick Whyman. 12Sqd. (d.12th Jun 1943)

    Owne Whyman was killed on 12th Jun 1943 in Lancaster DV157 PH-Z of 12sqd




    Sgt Ralph Wildbore. 12Sqd. (d.31st Aug 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr. Raplh Wildbore was killed on 31st Aug 1943 in Lancaster III ED972 PH-R of 12sqd




    F/O John Wilkinson. 626Sqd. (d.31st Jan 1944)

    Mid Upper Gnr. John Wilkinson was killed on 31st Jan 1944




    F/Sgt David Hugh Williams. 12Sqd. (d.13th May 1943)

    Rear Gnr. David Williams died on 13th May 1943 in Lancaster III ED476 PH-N of 12sqd




    Sgt Maurice Roy Williams. 12Sqd. (d.17th Jun 1943)

    Bomb Aimer Maurice Williams was killed on17th June 1943 in Lancaster ED629 PH-K of 12sqd




    Sgt Reginald John Woolford. 12Sqd. (d.28th Jul 1943)

    Mid Upper Gnr. Reginald Woolford was killed on 28th July 1943 Lancaster III EE142 PH-G with 12sqd




    F/O Jim F Wright DFC 12Sqd.

    Jim Wright was the pilot of Lancaster PH-X ED995 with 12sqd




    Sgt Howard Garfield Yeo. 12Sqd. (d.25th Jun 1943)

    Pilot Howard Yeo was killed on 25th June 1943 flying Lancaster ED968 PH-P Bar of 12sqd




    Sgt C W Young 12Sqd.

    Sgt Young was on teh crew of Lancaster III ED820 PH-A of 12 sqd. He was taken POW and held in Stalag Kopernikus.




    P/O P H W Young. 12Sqd.

    P/O Young was on the crew of Lancaster PH -X ED995 of 12sqd




    W/Cdr. Ralph Erskine Young. DFC DSO 12Sqd.

    Pilot Ralph Young flew Lancaster III JB717 MG-V of 12sqd




    Sgt. Geoffrey Charles Willis 12 Sqdn. (d.15th Oct 1942)

    I am still researching about my grandfather, Geoffrey Charles Willis who served with 12 Squadron. On the 15th of October 1942 Wellington III BJ606 PH-S piloted by Sgt. Robert Bayley took off at 18.42 hrs. from RAF Wickenby to join a total of 289 aircraft (1 Wellington, 74 Halifaxes. 62 Lancasters and 44 Stirlings) to bomb Cologne. The aircraft was lost over Limburg, Holland. The crew were:
    • Pilot. Sgt. Robert Bayley 1210044 RAFVR Age 20.
    • Nav. Sgt. Alec Gordon Willans 1381545 RAFVR Age 30.
    • Nav. Sgt. Geoffrey Charles Willis 1023440 RAFVR Age 32.
    • W/Op Air.Gnr. F/Sgt Jack Johannesen AUS/412146 RAAF Age 22.
    • W/Op Air.Gnr.: F/Sgt. John Edward Freese Martin AUS/403060 RAAF age 31.
    • Air/Gnr: F/Sgt. Edmund St. Aubin Richardson R/82608 RCAF Age 31.

    I would love to hear from anyone who served in No 12 Squadron, or anyone whose relatives served, to see if there are any logs in their relative's books that refer to my grandfather.

    Samantha Anderson



    F/O Alfred Thompson McKay 12 Sqdn. (d.27th April 1944)

    In the early morning of April 27th 1944 RAF Lancaster ND 873 12 squadron from Wickenby was shot down by a German nightfighter and crashed about 7 km from my home town in the south of the Netherlands. The seven crew members didn't survive. Their graves are now at Jonkerbos war cemetery in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The crewmembers were:
    • Flying officer McKay, Alfred Thompson 21 years, navigator. Son of Alfred and Margaret Thompson McKay, of Knockando, Morayshire.
    • Sergeant Laybourne, Roy William 21 years, flight engineer. Son of William and Martha Laybourne, of Worsley, Lancashire.
    • Sergeant Shiels, Alexander Kelso 21 years, air gunner. Son of James Lyle Shiels and Catherine Wilson Shiels, of Auchinloch, Lanarkshire.
    • Flying officer Smith, Lawrence Lindsay 21 years, air bomber. Son of the Revd. Lawrence Bradway Smith, B.A., B.D., and of Lillian Frances Smith (nee Casselman), of Westmeath, Ontario, Canada.
    • Sergeant McJannett, Alexander Strathern 21 years, wireless operator. Son of Margaret May McJannett; husband of Freda Joyce McJannett, of Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, from Wigston Magna, Leicestershire.
    • Sergeant Dyerson, Harold Edward 32 years, airgunner. Son of Alfred Dyerson, and of Ada Bell Dyerson, of Plaistow, Essex.
    • Pilot officer Nicholls, George Edwin 32 years, pilot. Son of James Edwin and Evelyn Nicholls, of Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall; husband of Madeline Nicholls, of Heamoor.

    The seven crew members of ND 873 were killed immediately. Their bodies were buried by the German occupying forces at a tempory military cemetery in Venlo (in fact a part of a terrain at the Dr Blumenkampstraat near the hospital of Venlo, claimed by the German army soon after the occupation of the Netherlands in 1940 and initially intended only for their killed soldiers). In August 1947 the bodies of the seven crew members were removed to Jonkerbos War Cemetery in Nijmegen, 50 km north of Venlo.

    We, a small group of interested persons, are trying to collect information about this Lancaster and especially his crew. Is there more information about the crew members? Photographs are very welcome. Are there next of kin still alive? They are invited to contact me. Perhaps we have some information or pictures of interest for them.

    Theo van de Mortel







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