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No. 622 Squadron Royal Air Force

   No 622 Squadron was formed at Mildenhall from C Flight of No 15 Squadron, on 10 August 1943. It was operational the same night it was formed, part of the main force of 3 Group Bomber Command. It conducted attacks on German industrial targets until April 1945. Between this and disbanding on 15 August 1945, No 622 dropped food to the Dutch, repatriated POWs and ferried troops back to Britain from Italy.

Airfields No. 622 Squadron flew from:
  • RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, from 10th August 1943 (formed. Stirling III, Lancaster I, Lancaster III)
  • disbanded 15th August 1945.


19th Nov 1943 622 Squadron Stirling lost

25th Feb 1944 622 Squadron Lancaster lost

30th Mar 1944 Aircraft Lost

29th Jul 1944 622 Squadron Lancaster lost

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Those known to have served with

No. 622 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Comber Douglas Ralph. Sgt. (d.16th Aug 1943 )
  • Comber Douglas Ralph. Sgt. (d.19th Nov 1943)
  • Ferguson George Robert. Flt.Sgt. (d.12th Sep 1944)
  • Garbutt James Robin. Sgt. (d.15th Feb 1944 )
  • Jameson Andrew. F/Lt. (d.25th April 1944)

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Sgt. Douglas Ralph Comber Bomb Aimer 622 Squadon (d.16th Aug 1943 )

My Uncle was a crew member shot down in Bussy-Le-Chateau, France in a Stirling EJ 113Q on a return bombing raid. The villagers took the eight bodies from the plane under German instructions and took them to the village Church where they are buried in the Church Grave area. We visted and spoke to a man who was 14 at the time who helped take the crew to the Church. Also he still has part of the propeller to the Stirling in his Farm yard dug up some years later.

Toni Henderson

Sgt. Douglas Ralph Comber Bomb Aimer 622 Squadron (d.19th Nov 1943)

My Uncle Douglas Comber was shot down over Bussy-le-Chateau in Nov 1943. The villagers under German instructions were told to take the bodies of the eight crew members to the church. Later all the crew members of the Stirling 622 Squadron were buried in the village churchyard. I have since visted the village in France and made friends with some of the people that saw the event and helped.

Valerie Henderson

Sgt. James Robin Garbutt 622 Squadron (d.15th Feb 1944 )

I am the great niece of James Robin Garbutt. I would love to find out more about him and his mission during World War 2.

Fiona Owers

Flt.Sgt. George Robert Ferguson 622 Squadron (d.12th Sep 1944)

George Ferguson was my uncle.

Bonnie Keough

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