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DABBS
John Dabbs, RAF 1099128 – Flight engineer  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with JH Russell’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
05/06/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands



DABORN

Harold Sideny Frank Daborn, RAF 1376732, 116534 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 5
total sorties undertaken 5 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with BB Wood’s crew as  Nav
1 Op with R Broadbent’s crew as  Nav
2 Ops with RD Max’s crew as  Nav
1 Op with AMF Alexander’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal (BB Wood), 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg (R Broadbent), 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 16/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Modene (RD Max), 08/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bremen (AMF Alexander), 18/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim (RD Max)



DAINES

Bernard Peter Adam Daines, RAF 1513708, 142086 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 29
total sorties undertaken 31, including 2 DNC (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 31 Ops with AG Gray’s crew as  Nav, including 2 DNC – 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires

Tour History
21/03/1944 Mining off Cherbourg, 22/03/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 30/03/1944 Mining of the coast of Holland, 18/04/1944 Attack Against Rouen, 24/04/1944 Attack Against Karlsruhe, 26/04/1944 Attack Against Essen, 01/05/1944 Attack Against Chambly, 07/05/1944 Attack Against Chateau Bolgon Aerodrome, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain, 24/05/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes (DNC), 02/06/1944 Attack Against Wissant, 04/06/1944 Mining off the Hook of Holland, 05/06/1944 Attack Against Ouistreham, 06/06/1944 Attack Against Lisieux, 08/06/1944 Attack Against Fougeres, 10/06/1944 Attack Against Dreux, 11/06/1944 Attack Against Nantes, 21/06/1944 Attack Against Domleger, 23/06/1944 Attack Against L’Hey, 24/06/1944 Attack Against Rimeux, 30/06/1944 Attack Against Villers Bocage, 02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Bois Des Jardine, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 22/07/1944 Mining in the Kattegat Area, 23/07/1944 Attack Against Kiel



DALE

James Atkinson Dale, RNZAF NZ425562 – Navigator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 22    killed on 23rd Op
total sorties undertaken 24, including 1 DNC (92 % completion rate)

Undertook 24 Ops with JA Fleming’s crew as  Nav, including 1 DNC – 17/06/1944 Attack Against Montdidier

Tour History
14/06/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 15/06/1944 Attack Against Valenciennes, 17/06/1944 Attack Against Montdidier (DNC), 23/06/1944 Attack Against L’Hey, 24/06/1944 Attack Against Rimeux, 07/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 09/07/1944 Attack Against Linzeux, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 12/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/07/1944 Attack Against Kiel, 24/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 28/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 01/08/1944 Attack Against Le Nieppe, 03/08/1944 Attack Against L’Isle Adam, 11/08/1944 Attack Against Lens, 12/08/1944 Attack Against Brunswick, 14/08/1944 Attack Against Hamel, 15/08/1944 Attack Against The Aerodrome at St. Trond, 18/08/1944 Attack Against Bremen, 25/08/1944 Attack Against Russelsheim

Lancaster Mk.I LM593 AA-N was brought down over Germany, crashing near Neunkirchen; 38 miles North West of the target. There were no survivors. All seven crew are now buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery.

Killed age 27 on the 25th of August 1944.
Son of James Murray Dale and Maude Mary Dale, of Wellington City, New Zealand.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 8. K. 8-10.



DALE

Reginald Dale, RAF 1818763 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 21
total sorties undertaken 25, including 4 DNC (84 % completion rate)

Undertook 25 Ops with FAJ Scott’s crew as  R/Gnr, including 4 DNC – 02/03/1944 Mining off Cherbourg, 11/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 84 (ABORTIVE), 16/03/1944 Attack Against Targets at Amiens, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg

Tour History
07/11/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 19/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Leverkusen, 11/02/1944 Mining off Morlaix, 15/02/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 21/02/1944 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 24/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 25/02/1944 Mining in Baltic Sea, 02/03/1944 Mining off Cherbourg (DNC), 03/03/1944 Mining off St. Malo, 11/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 84 (ABORTIVE (DNC), 13/03/1944 Mining off Lorient, 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period BOB 78 (SUCCESSFUL), 16/03/1944 Attack Against Targets at Amiens (DNC), 18/03/1944 Mining in the Heliogoland Bight, 19/03/1944 Mining of River Adour, 21/03/1944 Mining off St. Malo, 23/03/1944 Attack Against Targets at Laon, 01/05/1944 Attack Against Chambly, 09/05/1944 Attack Against Cap Gris Nez, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg (DNC), 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 24/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen



DALE

R. Dale, RAF – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3
total sorties undertaken 6 including 3 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with ELK Meharry’s crew as  Mu/Gnr plus 3 Post War flights

Tour History
29/03/1945 Attack Against Salzgitter, 22/04/1945 Attack on Bremen, 24/04/1945 Attack on Bad Oldesloe, 01/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 04/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 29/06/1945 Checking German Radar Equipment



DALKINS

Robert William Dalkins, RAF 1583058 – Flight Engineer   
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8
total sorties undertaken 8 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with WH Batger’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
06/08/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 10/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 12/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 17/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Peenemunde, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenbburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 05/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim



DALLIMORE

Donald John Dallimore, RAF 4053316 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 32
total sorties undertaken 34, including 2 DNC (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 34 Ops with DR Sadgrove’s crew as  R/Gnr, including 2 DNC – 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 27/02/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen

Tour History
29/10/1944 Attack Against West Kapelle, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 11/11/1944 Attack Against Castrop Rauxel, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 11/12/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 12/12/1944 Attack Against Witten, 16/12/1944 Attack Against Siegen, 21/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 23/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 27/12/1944 Attack Against Rheydt, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne (DNC), 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 01/01/1945 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 03/01/1945 Attack Against Dortmund Oil Refinery, 05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 22/01/1945 Attack Against Duisburg, 28/01/1945 Attack Against Cologne (Gremberg), 01/02/1945 Attack Against Munchen Gladbach, 02/02/1945 Attack Against Wiesbaden, 03/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg13/02/1945 Attack Against Dresden, 22/02/1945 Attack Against Osterfeld, 26/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 27/02/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen (DNC), 28/02/1945 Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen)



DALY

Alfred George Daly, RNZAF NZ4211789 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0
total sorties undertaken  2 post war flights. (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 0 Ops as Pilot, plus 2 Post War flights

Tour History
18/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 25/06/1945 Checking German Radar Equipment



DALZELL

Errol Thomas Peterson Dalzell, RNZAF NZ411738 – Observer   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 4 (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with AG Tolley’s crew as  Obs
1 Op with AFA Osborn’s crew as  Obs

Tour History
20/08/1942 Gardening Off St. Nazaire (AG Tolley), 24/08/1942 Gardening Off Frisian Islands, 24/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 27/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kassel (AFA Osborn)

Wellington Mk.III BJ.708 was brought down near the town of Melsungen, 18miles south of Kessel, probably as a result of flak damage. There were no survivors. All five crew were initially buried in the Korle Cemetery, Melsungen, but later reinterred at Hanover.

Killed age 22 on the 28th of August 1942.
Buried Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 5. K. 10.



DALZELL

Herbert James Dalzell, RNZAF NZ414263 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 26
total sorties undertaken 26 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with V Mitchell’s crew as 2nd Pilot
25 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
24/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Milan (V Mitchell as 2nd Pilot), 25/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off Brest, 18/01/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 23/01/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 13/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 14/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 16/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 19/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wilhelmshaven, 27/02/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 03/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 05/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 08/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 22/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire, 27/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 29/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 04/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 08/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 10/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 14/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 16/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Ludwigshaven, 20/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Rostock, 04/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 12/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 13/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bochum, 23/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf



DALZELL

Walter Kenneth Dalzell, RNZAF NZ433854 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 5
total sorties undertaken 8 including 3 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with KE Amohanga’s crew as  Nav
1 Op with EF Butler’s crew as  Nav
0 Op with WG Reay’s crew as  Nav, plus 1 Post War flights.
0 Op with ELK Meharry ‘s crew as  Nv, plus 2 Post War flights.

Tour History
12/03/1945 Attack Against Dortmund (KE Amohanga), 14/03/1945 Attack Against Heinrich Hutte, 17/03/1945 Attack Against Auguste Viktoria, 21/03/1945 Attack Against Munster Viaduct, 22/04/1945 Attack on Bremen (EF Butler), 31/05/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive (WG Reay), 04/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive (ELK Meharry), 29/06/1945 Checking German Radar Equipment



DANCE

Alfred Thomas Dance, RNZAF NZ42495 – Air Bomber   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 11    killed on 12th Op
total sorties undertaken 12 (92 % completion rate)

Undertook 12 Ops with NCB Wilson’s crew as  A/B

Tour History
09/08/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 15/08/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 17/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Peenemunde, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 08/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Boulogne, 16/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Modane, 22/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover, 23/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 08/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 04/11/1943 Mining in the Baltic Sea

EE897 was lost without trace. All seven crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 25 on the 4th of November 1943.
Son of Albert William and Elizabeth Dance, of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 197.



DARBYSHIRE
Thomas Darbyshire, RAF 1032870 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 20
total sorties undertaken 20 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 17 Ops with AJ Mayfield’s crew as  Mu/Gnr
1 Op with AR Spiers’s crew as  Mu/Gnr
2 Ops with CE Armstrong’s crew as  Mu/Gnr

Tour History
12/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin (AJ Mayfield), 16/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 17/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Peenemunde, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenbburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 05/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim , 08/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bouolgne, 15/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Montlucon, 16/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Modene, 22/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover, 23/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 03/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 04/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 08/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 18/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 19/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Leverkusen04/01/1944 Mining North of Biarritz (AR Speirs), 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area (CE Armstrong), 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay



DARE

Maurice Edward Dare, RNZAF NZ425238 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 35
total sorties undertaken 35 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with FW Hubbard’s crew as  2nd Pilot
34 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
28/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart (FW Hubbard as 2nd Pilot), 01/08/1944 Attack Against Le Nieppe, 03/08/1944 Attack Against L’Isle Adam, 04/08/1944 Attack Against Bec D’Ambes, 16/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin, 18/08/1944 Attack Against Bremen, 31/08/1944 Attack Against Pont Reny, 05/09/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 06/09/1944 Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havre, 08/09/1944 Attack Against Doudenville, 10/09/1944 Attack Against Montivilliers, 17/09/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 28/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 03/10/1944 Attack Against the West Kapelle Dyke, 05/10/1944 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 06/10/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 07/10/1944 Attack Against Emmerich, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg (2), 19/10/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 21/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 23/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 25/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 06/11/1944 Attack Against Coblenz, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg



DARNEY

Jack Neville Darney, RNZAF NZ42376 – Pilot   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 4    killed on 5th Op
total sorties undertaken 6, including 1 DNC (67 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with HC Williams’s crew as  2nd Pilot, including 1 DNC –
4 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg (HC’ Williams as 2nd Pilot), 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 30/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Remscheld

Stirling Mk.III EH905 AA-R was lost without trace. All seven crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 22 on the 31st of July 1943.
Son of John Edmond Darney and of Olga Elenore Darney (Nee Berntsen), of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 198.



DARTNALL

John Victor Dartnall, RAF 1811761 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2    killed on 3rd Op
total sorties undertaken 3 (67 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with SR Thonley’s crew as  Mu/Gnr

Tour History
21/05/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal

Stirling Mk.III BF561 AA-O was brought down near the village of Gladbeck, 21 miles North West of the target. The crew may have been on their bombing run-up when hit by either AA fire or by a night- fighter. The bomb load was still on board when the aircraft crashed and exploded on impact, killing all on board. They were buried in a collective grave at Gladbeck but later reinterred at Reichswald Forest Cemetery.

Killed age 19 on the 30th of May 1943.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 29. E. 15-18.



DARTON

Thomas William Darton, RNZAF NZ416465 – Pilot   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0    killed on 1st Op
total sorties undertaken 1 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with WD Whitehead’s crew as  2nd Pilot
 Op as Pilot

Tour History
23/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund  (WD Whitehead as 2nd Pilot), 21/05/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf

Stirling Mk.I BK602 AA-R was shot down by a night-fighter off the Belgian/French coast and went down into the sea off IJmuiden. The attack probably took place within the dreaded German air defensive ‘Box’ when BK602 was en route to the target area. Four bodies were recovered and identified as Sergeant’s Coates, Whiteman, Redpath and Willsher. Coates and Whiteman are buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery; Redpath lies in Dunkerque Town Cemetery and Wilsher in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, Holland.

Sergeant’s Darton, McQuarter and Riordan are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 22 on the 26th of May 1943.
Son of George Edward and Louisa Jane Darton, of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 198.



DAVENPORT

Wesley Geoffrey ‘Geoff’ Davenport, RAF 1817811/ 196353 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 33
total sorties undertaken 34, including 1 DNC (97 % completion rate)

Undertook 34 Ops with MA Kirkpatrick’s crew as  W/Op, including 1 DNC – 02/03/1945 Attack Against Cologne

Tour History
28/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Wessling, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Bottrop, 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 06/11/1944 Attack Against Coblenz, 11/11/1944 Attack Against Castrop Rauxel, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 04/12/1944 Attack Against Oberhausen, 06/12/1944 Attack Against Mersburg Leuna Oil Refinery, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 11/12/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 06/01/1945 Mining off Pilau, 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer, 22/01/1945 Attack Against Duisburg, 28/01/1945 Attack Against Cologne (Gremberg), 29/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld M/Y, 16/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 18/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 19/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 22/02/1945 Attack Against Osterfeld, 25/02/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 27/02/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 28/02/1945 Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen), 02/03/1945 Attack Against Cologne (DNC), 05/03/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 06/03/1945 Attack Against Salzbergen, 09/03/1945 Attack Against Datteln, 11/03/1945 Attack Against Essen, 23/03/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 29/03/1945 Attack Against Salzgitter



DAVEY

Charles Raglan Davey, RNZAF NZ413937 – Pilot   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 17    killed on 18th Op
total sorties undertaken 19, including 1 DNC (89 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with J Jackson’s crew as  2nd Pilot
18 Ops as Pilot , including 1 DNC – 08/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off Ostend

Tour History
08/01/1943 Gardening off the North Sea of Denmark  (J Jackson as 2nd Pilot), 08/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off Ostend (DNC), 09/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off East Frisian Islands, 11/10/1942 Operations. Gardening in the Kattegat and Little Belt, 13/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 12/01/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 23/01/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 13/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 14/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 16/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 18/02/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 19/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wilhelmshaven, 25/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 26/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 27/02/1943 Mining off St. Jean de Lurz, 01/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 03/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 05/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 08/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg

Stirling Mk.I BF437 AA-L was brought down near Philippsburg, 22 miles North North East of Carlsruhe (18 miles south of Mannheim). All seven crew were killed. Sgt’s Davey and Brodie were buried at Mannheim but later reinterred at Durnbach. The other five crew members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Killed age 21 on the 8th of March 1943.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Charles Davey, of Dargaville, Auckland, New Zealand.
Buried Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 2. G. 11.



DAVEY

R S Davey, RAF  – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 27
total sorties undertaken 27 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with NJN Hockaday’s crew as  F/Gnr
26 Ops with EGD Jarman’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
13/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Dunkirk (EGD Jarman ), 25/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at St.Nazaire and Essen, 26/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen and Le Havre, 28/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Lubeck, 10/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen, 12/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at LeHavre and Essen, 14/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Dortmund and Le Havre, 15/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Le Havre and Dortmund, 17/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 22/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 15/05/1942 Gardening – Kiel Bay, 19/05/1942 Attacks Against Mannheim and St. Nazaire, 21/05/1942 Gardening at La Pallice and Lorient, 30/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 01/06/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 02/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 05/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 16/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 17/06/1942 Mine-Laying off Frisian Islands, 19/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 20/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 22/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden (NJN Hockaday), 25/06/1942 Attack on Targets at Bremen (EGD Jarman ), 29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 07/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Frisian Islands (Gardening), 08/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Wilhemshaven, 10/07/1942 Daylight Sortie Against Dusseldorf



DAVIDSON

Alan Lloyd Davidson, RNZAF NZ411864 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 25
total sorties undertaken 25 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 25 Ops with RF Bennett’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
18/01/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 05/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 07/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 13/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 14/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 26/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 27/02/1943 Mining off St. Jean de Lurz, 01/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 03/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 05/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 08/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 12/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 29/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 08/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 10/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 14/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 16/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Ludwigshaven, 20/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Rostock, 22/04/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 12/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 13/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bochum, 23/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal



DAVIDSON

Alexander Davidson, RCAF R.181120 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9    killed on 10th Op
total sorties undertaken 10 (90 % completion rate)

Undertook 10 Ops with T Fear’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
03/07/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 05/07/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 08/07/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 10/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 12/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 16/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin

Stirling Mk.III EE938 AA-X was brought down at Mahlsdorf, 7 miles East South East of Berlin. There were no survivors. All crew members, except Sgt C Munro, are buried in the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery. The flight engineer has no known grave.

Killed age 19 on the 24th of August 1943.
Son of Alexander Davidson, and of A.D. Davidson, of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
Buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 1. J. 8.



DAVIDSON

Bernard Hugh Davidson, RNZAF NZ428086 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3
total sorties undertaken 3 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with IS Carroll’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
18/03/1945 Attack Against Bruchstrasse, 21/03/1945 Attack Against Munster Viaduct, 27/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm (Sachsen)



DAVIDSON

Neil Douglas Davidson, RNZAF NZ422057 – Pilot   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 5, including 1 DNC (60 % completion rate)

Undertook 5 Ops as Pilot , including 1 DNC – 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires

Tour History
15/07/1944 Attack Against Chalons Sur Marne, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg

Lancaster Mk.I HK569 AA-Q was attacked by a German night-fighter over Heibloem, Limburg, The Netherlands on its way to the target, the Fischer Tropsch oil refinery in Homberg, Germany

Pilot, F/S Neil Douglas Davidson RNZAF flew the badly damaged and blazing aircraft on over the River Maas towards Reuver, but turned and tried to land it in the river, he succeeded but it hit the river bank and exploded. The bomb aimer, Sgt. T.G. Little RAF, had managed to bail out, however his parachute failled to open fully and he was badly injured when he fell into the garden of a house in the village of Kessel. He was taken to a hospital, subsequently made a prisoner of war (POW No. 52469) in Muhlhausen POW camp and survived World War II, passing away in 1990.

The tail of the aircraft fell away from the fuselage into a field just before impact. F/S Hiscox, Rear Gunner, fell with the turret into a corn field. It is thought he died a day or two afterwards and was found two weeks later by a Dutch farmer’s labourer

Lost without trace age 21 on the 21st of July 1944.
Son of J. D. and Margaret Davidson, of Porangahau, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 263.



DAVIES

David John Davies, RAF 1074630 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3
total sorties undertaken 3 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with K Haliburton’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
06/04/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 14/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 26/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg



DAVIES

George Chamberlain Davies, RAF 1027862 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 4 (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with JN Darney’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 30/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Remscheld

Stirling Mk.III EH905 AA-R was lost without trace. All seven crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 31 on the 31st of July 1943.
Son of George Prophet Davies and Louise Davies; Husband of Joan R. M. Davies, of Southport, Lancashire.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 147.



DAVIES

George Stanley Davies, RNZAF NZ427262 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 24
total sorties undertaken 24 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 24 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 11/12/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 12/12/1944 Attack Against Witten, 16/12/1944 Attack Against Siegen, 21/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 23/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 27/12/1944 Attack Against Rheydt, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 01/01/1945 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 03/01/1945 Attack Against Dortmund Oil Refinery, 05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 06/01/1945 Mining off Pilau, 11/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld, 13/01/1945 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer, 16/01/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 28/01/1945 Attack Against Cologne (Gremberg), 29/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld M/Y, 01/02/1945 Attack Against Munchen Gladbach, 03/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg, 13/02/1945 Attack Against Dresden, 14/02/1945 Attack Against Chemnitz



DAVIES

H. Davies, RAF ….. – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 31
total sorties undertaken 31 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with FC Wood’s crew as  R/Gnr
30 Ops with L Boyer’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
03/09/1944 Attack Against The Aerodrom At Eindhoven (L Boyer Mu/Gnr), 17/09/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 20/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 23/09/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 25/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 26/09/1944 Attack Against Cap Gris Nez, 28/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 03/10/1944 Attack Against the West Kapelle Dyke, 05/10/1944 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg (2), 18/10/1944 Attack Against Bonn, 19/10/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 21/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 23/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 25/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 29/10/1944 Attack Against West Kapelle (FC Wood), 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen (L Boyer), 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 30/11/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 02/12/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 04/12/1944 Attack Against Oberhausen, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards



DAVIES

Raymond David Davies, RAF 1317623 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9    killed on 10th Op
total sorties undertaken 11, including 1 DNC (82 % completion rate)

Undertook 11 Ops with GW Rowberry’s crew as  Mu/Gnr, including 1 DNC – 04/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 174 (ABORTIVE)

Tour History
21/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area, 30/01/1944 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 24/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 25/02/1944 Mining in Baltic Sea, 03/03/1944 Mining off Cherbourg, 04/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 174 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 07/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 71 (SUCCESSFUL), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period MONGREL 11 (SUCCESSFUL) (R/Gnr)13/03/1944 Mining off St. Nazaire

No official account of the loss of the crew exists, or is officially accepted and as such the Rowberry crew are recorded as lost without trace.

Lost without trace age 21 on the 14th of March 1944.
Son of Margaret Davies, of Porth, Rhondda, Glamorgan.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 228.



DAVIES

Ronald Davies, RAF 751130 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 16    killed on 17th Op
total sorties undertaken 17 (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with NF Wilson’s crew as  F/Gnr
1 Op with JM Southwell’s crew as  F/Gnr
13 Ops with PGF Fletcher’s crew as  F/Gnr
2 Ops with JE Johnson’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
23/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Boulogne (NF Dixon), 06/04/1941 Bombing Attack on Targets GY477, Town 13a and CC29 (JM Southwell), 11/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf and Boulogne (PGF Fletcher), 21/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Dunkirk, 24/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Kiel and Dusseldorf, 27/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Bremen, 30/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 03/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 05/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Munster, 13/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen, 15/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Duisburg (PGF Fletcher as R/Gnr),03/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover, 06/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim and Calais, 08/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg, 12/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover and Le Havre, 18/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Docks at Dunkirk (JE Johnson), 06/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Huls

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9767 AA-S was intercepted by a German night fighter (flown by Oblt Emil Woltersdorft, Unit 111, NJG1) over Holland. The Wellington crashed into the sea at 00.11hrs near Borculo (Gelderland) South East of Lochem, Holland. None of the crew survived. Their bodies were subsequently recovered and later buried at Borculo General Cemetery.

Killed age 23 on the 6th of September 1941.
Son of William and Mary Davies, of Northampton; Husband of Nora W. Davies, of Northampton.
Buried Borculo General Cemetery, Holland.      .
Grave location – Plot U. Coll. grave 1-5.
‘His life,
A beautiful memory,
His death, a silent grief’



DAVIES

Roy Joseph Davies, RAF  – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 20    killed on 21st Op
total sorties undertaken 26, including 5 DNC (77 % completion rate)

Undertook 26 Ops with CE Armstrong’s crew as  R/Gnr & Mu/Gnr, including 5 DNC – 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 02/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 69 (ABORTIVE), 07/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 121 (ABORTIVE), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 121 (ABORTIVE), 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period MUSICIAN 5 (ABORTIVE),

Tour History
14/01/1944 Mining off the Frisian Islands (Mu/Gnr), 21/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target (Mu/Gnr), 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area, 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 15/02/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 20/02/1944 Mining off St. Malo, 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay (DNC), 24/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 02/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 69 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 04/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 129 (SUCCESSFUL), 07/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 121 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 121 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 13/03/1944 Mining off Lorient, 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period MUSICIAN 5 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 23/03/1944 Attack Against Targets at Laon, 25/03/1944 Attack Against targets at Aulneye, 09/04/1944 Attack against Villeneuve St. George, 24/04/1944 Attack Against Karlsruhe, 26/04/1944 Attack Against Essen, 27/04/1944 Attack Against Friedrichshafen, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg, 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund

Reports indicate that ND768 was struck by flak on approach to target – with a full bomb load, the aircraft exploded killing all on board. The crew’s remains were buried intially at Hauptfriedhof, Dortmund, but were later reinterred at the Rheinberg War Cemetery.

Killed age 21 on the 23rd of May 1944.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Davies, of Edmonton, Middlesex.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 3. G. 16. 86
‘In loving memory of our dear son Roy’



DAVIES

William John Davies, RAF 616191 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6    killed on 7th Op
total sorties undertaken 8, including 1 DNC (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with KN Mackay’s crew as  W/Op, including 1 DNC – 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires

Tour History
02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Chalons Sur Marne, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg

Lancaster Mk.III ND800 AA-J was lost without trace. All seven crew members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 25 on the 21st of July 1944.
Son of Benjamin and Grace Davies; Husband of Menai Davies, of Abertillery, Monmouthshire.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 213.



DAVIES

 Davies, RAF   – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3
total sorties undertaken 3 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with OR Matheson’s crew as  F/Gnr
1 Op with NF Dixon’s crew as  F/Gnr
1 Op with W Faulkner’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
01/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Boulogne (OR Matheson), 03/03/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne (NF Dixon), 12/03/1941 Bombing Attack on Targets GY477, Town 13a and CC29, 09/04/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Berlin (W Faulkner)



DAVIS

Alan William Davis, RNZAF NZ425834 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8
total sorties undertaken 15 including 7 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with RJ Hamilton’s crew as  W/Op plus 7 Post War flights

Tour History
09/03/1945 Attack Against Datteln, 10/03/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen Buer, 21/03/1945 Attack Against Munster Viaduct, 27/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm (Sachsen), 29/03/1945 Attack Against Salzgitter, 09/04/1945 Attack on Kiel, 20/04/1945 Attack on Regensburg, 24/04/1945 Attack on Bad Oldesloe, 01/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 05/05/1945 Supply Dropping at the Hague, 11/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt, 13/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 23/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 12/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 25/06/1945 Checking German Radar Equipment



DAVIS

Jim Jack Davis, RAF 629241 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 11    killed on 12th Op
total sorties undertaken 12 (92 % completion rate)

Undertook 12 Ops with KF Debenham’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
26/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 27/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 03/03/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 09/03/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 11/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 12/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 22/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire, 27/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 29/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 04/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 14/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 16/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Ludwigshaven

The circumstances surrounding the loss of Stirling Mk.I W7469 AA-O are unclear. It crashed at Katzenbach, south of Frankfurt, and all but the Flight Engineer, Sgt Wainwright, were killed. The sole survivor was listed as a P.o.W, suggesting he either baled out or escaped from the wrecked aircraft and was captured. The crew members who died are buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery, south of Wesel.

Killed age 26 on the 16th of April 1943.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 20. A. 11.



DAVIS

Ronald Fraser Davis, RNZAF NZ403569 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 33    killed on 34th Op
total sorties undertaken 34 (97 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with CM Hill’s crew as  W/Op
27 Ops with PJ Wilson’s crew as  W/op

Tour History
09/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen (CM Hill), 12/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 01/04/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hanau and Le Havre, 05/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Cologne, 06/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen, 10/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen, 12/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at LeHavre and Essen, 25/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Rostock and Dunkirk (PJ Wilson), 27/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne and Mine Laying off Heligoland, 29/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Gennevilliers, 02/05/1942 Gardening – St. Nazaire, 04/05/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Stuttgart, 07/05/1942 Gardening – Kiel Bay, 09/05/1942 Gardening – Kiel Bay, 30/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 01/06/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 02/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 05/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 06/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 08/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 16/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 17/06/1942 Mine-Laying off Frisian Islands, 19/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 20/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 22/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 25/06/1942 Attack on Targets at Bremen, 29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 13/07/1942 Attack Against Duisburg, 20/07/1942 Daylight Sorties Against Bremen, 21/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 23/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 26/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 27/07/1942 Daylight Attack on Bremen, 28/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg

The Wellington was shot down by AA fire near the target area, crashing at Fischbek, 18 miles South East of Stade. None of the crew survived. They were buried initially in a collective grave at Stade but later reinterred at Becklingen.

Killed age 22 on the 29th of July 1942.
Son of C. A. Davis, and of Elizabeth Mcewan Davis, of Outram, Otago, New Zealand.
Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – Coll. grave 14. F. 12-14.



DAVIS

Sydney Bernard Thomas Davis, RAF 1165309 – Pilot   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1    killed on 2nd Op
total sorties undertaken 2 (50 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with V Mitchell’s crew as  2nd Pilor
1 Op as Pilot

Tour History
27/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kassel (V Mitchell as 2nd Pilot), 28/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Nuremburg

Wellington Mk.III BJ.673 was brought down at about 23:15hrs, 10 miles West of St Niklaas (13miles South West of Antwerp), Belgium. There were no survivors. The time and position of the crash, proximity from base and known strategies of enemy night-fighters in this area, indicates a strong possibility that the aircraft was shot down while en route to the target. The bodies were first buried in the Moerbeke Cemetery but were later reinterred in the Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem.

Killed age 20 on the 29th of August 1942.
Son of Bert and Alice Davis, of Stroud, Gloucestershire, England; Husband of Edna May Davis, of Lightpill, Gloucestershire.
Buried Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – XII. E. 11.
‘He asked life of Thee,
And Thou gavest him
A long life:
Even for ever and ever’



DAVISON

 Davison, RAF  – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with JM Bailey’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
26/09/1942 Operations. Gardening off East Frisian Islands



DAWE

Desmond Marriott Dawe, RNZAF NZ417032 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9
total sorties undertaken 10, including 1 DNC (90 % completion rate)

Undertook 10 Ops as Pilot , including 1 DNC – 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay

Tour History
20/12/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 29/12/1943 Mining in the Bay of Biscay, 04/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 14/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 30/01/1944 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 04/02/1944 Mining in the Mouth of the Gironde Estuary, 19/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay (DNC), 25/02/1944 Mining in Baltic Sea



DAWES

Frank Ross Dawes, RNZAF NZ417273 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 32
total sorties undertaken 32 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with RJA Leslie’s crew as  Nav
30 Ops with NH Bright’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir (NH Bright), 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 07/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 09/07/1944 Attack Against Linzeux, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 12/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 05/08/1944 Attack Against Bassens (RJA Leslie), 03/10/1944 Attack Against the West Kapelle Dyke (NH Bright), 05/10/1944 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 06/10/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 07/10/1944 Attack Against Emmerich, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg (2), 22/10/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 23/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 25/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 28/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 02/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen (RJA Leslie), 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg (NH Bright), 11/11/1944 Sea Mining in Oslo Fjord, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 30/11/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg



DAWKINS

Roy Dawkins, RAF  – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0
total sorties undertaken  2 post war flights. (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 0 Op with AG Daly’s crew as  AG,  2 Post War flights

Tour History
18/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 25/06/1945 Checking German Radar Equipment



DAWSON

 Dawson ,   – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 7
total sorties undertaken 7 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with ?W Faulkner’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
23/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Boulogne, 26/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 01/03/1941 Bombing Attacks on Cologne, 03/03/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 12/03/1941 Bombing Attack on Targets GY477, Town 13a and CC29, 06/04/1941 Bombing Attacks against Brest, 07/04/1941 Bombing Attack on Targets at Kiel



DAWSON

Harold Clyde Dawson, RCAF R.178318 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6    killed on 7th Op
total sorties undertaken 7 (86 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with MHC Ashdown’s crew as  Mu/Gnr

Tour History
04/07/1943 Mining off Ille de RE, 08/07/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen

Stirling Mk.III EE892 AA-F came down in the sea off Southwold, Suffolk, while returning to base. Eyewitness reports indicated that the Stirlng was on fire before it struck the water. All on board perished. Four bodies were picked up by the Aldeburgh lifeboat crew. Sgt Dawson RCAF is buried in Scottow Cemetery; the others were taken back to their home-towns. Sgt’s Harrold, Threadgold and Cleveland are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Killed age 21 on the 26th of July 1943.
Buried Scottow Cemetery, Norfolk, England..
Grave location – Grave 300.



DAWSON

Richard Godfrey Dawson, RNZAF NZ421686 – Air Bomber  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 19
total sorties undertaken 25 including 6 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 6 Ops with WJ Farr’s crew as  A/B
19 Ops with M Watson ‘s crew as  A/B, plus 5 Post War flights.
0 Op with RJ Urlich ‘s crew as  A/B, plus 1 Post War flights.

Tour History
06/09/1944 Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havre (WJ Farr), 08/09/1944 Attack Against Doudenville, 10/09/1944 Attack Against Montivilliers, 20/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 04/10/1944 Mining in the Kattegat Area, 06/10/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 02/02/1945 Attack Against Wiesbaden (M Watson), 03/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg, 13/02/1945 Attack Against Dresden, 14/02/1945 Attack Against Chemnitz, 22/02/1945 Attack Against Osterfeld, 25/02/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 06/03/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 09/03/1945 Attack Against Datteln, 10/03/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen Buer, 12/03/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 14/03/1945 Attack Against Heinrich Hutte, 18/03/1945 Attack Against Bruchstrasse, 21/03/1945 Attack Against Munster Viaduct, 27/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm (Sachsen), 09/04/1945 Minelaying at Kiel, 14/04/1945 Attack on Potsdam, 20/04/1945 Attack on Regensburg, 24/04/1945 Attack on Bad Oldesloe, 01/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 11/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt, 13/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 14/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 28/05/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 10/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive (RJ Urlich)



DAWSON

S. Dawson, RAF 942476 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with PR Coney’s crew as  F/Gnr
 Op with PR Coney’s crew as 

Tour History
18/03/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Kiel and Rotterdam



DAWSON

Walter Dawson, RAF 1616285 – Flight Engineer  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 4
total sorties undertaken 4 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with TLW Teasdale’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
16/12/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 29/12/1943 Mining in the Bay of Biscay, 30/12/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 04/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target



DAY

Donald A. Day, RAF  –   
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 29
total sorties undertaken 30, including 1 DNC (97 % completion rate)

Undertook 30 Ops with DP Leadley’s crew as  Nav, including 1 DNC – 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer

Tour History
21/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 25/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 26/10/1944 Attack Against Leverkusen, 29/10/1944 Attack Against West Kapelle, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Wessling, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Bottrop, 02/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 06/11/1944 Attack Against Coblenz, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 02/12/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 04/12/1944 Attack Against Oberhausen, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards, 06/12/1944 Attack Against Mersburg Leuna Oil Refinery, 12/12/1944 Attack Against Witten, 21/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 23/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 27/12/1944 Attack Against Rheydt, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 01/01/1945 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 03/01/1945 Attack Against Dortmund Oil Refinery, 11/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld, 13/01/1945 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer (DNC), 16/01/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 28/01/1945 Attack Against Cologne (Gremberg), 29/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld M/Y, 01/02/1945 Attack Against Munchen Gladbach



DAY

Douglas Reginald Day, RAF 632877 – Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 10
total sorties undertaken 10 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 9 Ops with J Adams’s crew as  F/Gnr & R/Gnr
1 Op with AGL Humphreys ‘s crew as  W/Op
 Op with AGL Humphreys’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
14/11/1940 Bombing Attacks Against targets G.30, CC.47, SOESTERBURG AERODROME, AND SCHIPOL (AGL Humphreys),  W/Op, 13/03/1940 Happisburgh (J Adams as F/Gnr), 15/03/1940 Two Aircraft carried out Operational exercise. Special Sweep, as detailed in No.3 Group Operation Order No.7, dated 14.3.40. (F/Gnr), 27/03/1940 Reconnaissance and Nickle Operation. Brunswick – ULZEN – LUNEBURG) Raid No.s. PCB136, PCB137, PCB138, respectively. (F/Gnr), 12/04/1940 Search for enemy warships off the coast of Norway (F/Gnr), 17/04/1940 Bombing raid on STAVANGER, Norway (DNC) (F/Gnr), 21/04/1940 AALBORG AERODROME (F/Gnr), 25/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory (Target AR.10) and Reconnaissance of Area Between Courtrai and Brussels (R/Gnr), 31/05/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target G.1 Nieuport (R/Gnr), 05/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on Cross-Roads and Marshalling Yards at CAMBRAI (R/Gnr),


 

DAY
Maurice Ronald Day, RAF 1375181 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0    killed on 1st Op
total sorties undertaken 1 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with RB Barker’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
03/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dunkirk

Interestingly, the Squadron ORB makes no reference to the Barker crew’s participation in the Op. This is doubly confusing that firstly the aircraft crash landed at Stadishall after being attacked by an ME.109 night fighter. During this attack, Sgt McLaughlan was wounded and the Rear Gunner Sgt. Day was killed.
(Source: “Popeyes War”, by Lorie Lucas. page 146)

Killed age 20 on the 13th of October 1941
Son of Charles William and Edith Day, of Potters Bar.
Buried Paddington (Mill Hill) Cemetery, Hendon, Middlesex, England.
Grave 734.



DAY

Michael Irvine Ryder Day, RAF 1891503 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1    killed on 2nd Op
total sorties undertaken 2 (50 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with NN Parker’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
18/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 19/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Leverkusen

Stirling Mk.III LJ442 JN-F came under attack from a night-fighter (Lt Otto Fries, 5 /NJG1) a short time after take-off while en route to the target over the Belgian coast. After a series of attacks by the fighter causing considerable damage, fire broke out in LJ442’s starboard wing and a crash-landing attempt was made by the pilot at Horrues, North West of Soignies, Belgium. Only the Captain, Navigator and Air Bomber survived. Parker and Griffiths evaded capture but Hyde, who was seriously injured, was taken as P.o.W. The four who died were buried at Chievres, 10 miles from Horrues.

Killed age 19 on the 19th of November 1943.
Son of Herbert Alexander Day and Mary Ryder Day, of Horley, Surrey.
Buried Chiervres Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Grave 21.
‘In silence
We remember, beloved’



DEACON

R. Deacon, RAF  – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6
total sorties undertaken 14 including 8 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 6 Ops with JS McLernon’s crew as  Mu/Gnr & R/Gnr plus 8 Post War flights

Tour History
09/03/1945 Attack Against Datteln, 10/03/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen Buer, 12/03/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 14/03/1945 Attack Against Heinrich Hutte, 04/04/1945 Attack on Meresburg, 18/04/1945 Attack on Heligoland, 30/04/1945 Supply Dropping – Rotterdam, 02/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 10/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt (DNC), 12/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 24/05/1945 Repatriation of Belgian Refugees to Brussells, 30/05/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 18/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 23/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive


 

DEAN
Eric George Dean, RAF 42594 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 5
total sorties undertaken 5 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with A Jones ‘s crew as  2nd Pilot
2 Ops with G Wright’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
08/11/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.487 and A.70  (A Jones as 2nd Pilot), 11/11/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Target A.70 and A.71.  (A Jones as 2nd Pilot), 12/11/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target A.71.  (A Jones as 2nd Pilot), 16/11/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.248, M.245, SOESTERBURG, and SCHIPOL AERODROME  (G Wright as 2nd Pilot), 29/11/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.138 and M.66  (G Wright as 2nd Pilot)



DEAR

J. Dear, RAF  – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2
total sorties undertaken 2 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with JA Elmslie’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
07/10/1944 Attack Against Emmerich , 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg



DEBENHAM

Kevin Frederick Debenham, RNZAF NZ412211 – Pilot   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 13    killed on 14th Op
total sorties undertaken 14 (93 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with JM Bailey’s crew as  2nd Pilot
1 Op with PJO Buck’s crew as  2nd Pilot
12 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
09/12/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Turin  (JM Bailey as 2nd Pilot), 08/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg  (PJO Buck as 2nd Pilot), 26/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 27/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 03/03/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 09/03/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 11/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 12/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 22/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire, 27/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 29/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 04/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 14/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 16/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Ludwigshaven

The circumstances surrounding the loss of Stirling Mk.I W7469 AA-O are unclear. It crashed at Katzenbach, south of Frankfurt, and all but the Flight Engineer, Sgt Wainwright, were killed. The sole survivor was listed as a P.o.W, suggesting he either baled out or escaped from the wrecked aircraft and was captured. The crew members who died are buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery, south of Wesel.

Killed age 26 on the 16th of April 1943.
Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Ellen Debenham, of Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 20. A. 10.



DEEPROSE

L. Deeprose, RAF  – Flight Engineer  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 12
total sorties undertaken 20 including 8 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 12 Ops with I Taylor’s crew as  F/E plus 8 Post War flights

Tour History
19/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 01/03/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 02/03/1945 Attack Against Cologne (DNC), 04/03/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 12/03/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 14/03/1945 Attack Against Heinrich Hutte, 20/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm, 27/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm (Sachsen), 29/03/1945 Attack Against Salzgitter, 13/04/1945 Attack on Kiel, 20/04/1945 Attack on Regensburg, 24/04/1945 Attack on Bad Oldesloe, 29/04/1945 Supply Dropping in the Delf Area, 01/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 03/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft and the Hague, 09/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War, 11/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt, 13/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 14/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 30/05/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive



De HOOP

John Frank Alexander De Hoop, RAF 1810752, 191161 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 28
total sorties undertaken 28 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 23 Ops with WJ Wakelin’s crew as  W/Op
5 Ops with JR Rodgers’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
28/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing (WJ Wakelin), 29/10/1944 Attack Against West Kapelle, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Wessling, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Bottrop, 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 21/11/1944 Mining in Oslo Fjord, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 16/12/1944 Attack Against Siegen, 14/12/1944 Sea Mining in Kattegat Area, 21/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 27/12/1944 Attack Against Rheydt, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 01/01/1945 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 02/01/1945 Attack Against Nurnburg, 05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 28/01/1945 Attack Against Cologne (Gremberg), 29/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld M/Y, 01/02/1945 Attack Against Munchen Gladbach (JR’ Rodgers), 03/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg, 14/02/1945 Attack Against Chemnitz, 06/03/1945 Attack Against Salzbergen



De LABOUCHERE-SPARLING

Francis Albert Gabriel Joseph De Labouchere-Sparling, RAF 41990 – Pilot   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 5    killed on 6th Op
total sorties undertaken 6 (83 % completion rate)

Undertook 6 Ops with JN Collins’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
07/05/1940 Bombing raid on Stavanger Aerodrome  (JN Collins as 2nd Pilot), 10/05/1940 Bombing attack on Waalhaven Aerodrome  (JN Collins as 2nd Pilot), 15/05/1940 Bombing Attack on Target A.79 (Holten Sterkrade) and Target A.H.18 (Bridges at Turnhout)  (JN Collins as 2nd Pilot), 17/05/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets, A.64, A.75, A.79, M.435, M.464, M.458, AC.6 and AC.7  (JN Collins as 2nd Pilot), 19/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory  (JN Collins as 2nd Pilot), 21/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory (Aachen and Dinant)  (JN Collins as 2nd Pilot)

While attacking the road/rail bridge at Dinant from a height of approximately 3,000ft, Wellington Mk.1c R.3157 AA-H received a direct hit by an AA shell in the starboard engine. The aircraft crashed in flames near the township of Kain (Hainaut), 2-3 miles North North West of Tournai, Belgium. Both pilots were killed in the crash but the other crew-members baled out safely, thanks to courageous efforts by John Collins in controlling the burning aircraft long enough to enable them to escape at low level. They survived and were captured. This was 75 Squadron’s first operational loss of the war, and the death of F/O. Collins (one of the original members of the New Zealand Flight) was the RNZAF’s first fatal casualty of the war.

Killed age 20 on the 21st of May 1940.
Son of Francis De Labouchere-Sparling and of Alice De Labouchere-Sparling (Nee Pollet).
Buried Kain Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Grave 1.
‘For the people I love
I would gladly give my life’



De LUNGO

Leslie De Lungo, RAF 1627700 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 33
total sorties undertaken 37, including 4 DNC (89 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with H Whittington’s crew as  Mu/Gnr
36 Ops with DC Brown’s crew as  Mu/Gnr, including 4 DNC – 09/04/1944 Attack Against Lille, 11/04/1944 Mining off La Rochelle, 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 23/09/1944 Attack Against Neuss

Tour History
09/04/1944 Attack Against Lille (DNC) (DC Brown), 11/04/1944 Mining off La Rochelle (DNC), 18/04/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg, 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 24/05/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen (DNC), 28/05/1944 Attack Against Angers, 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg (H Whittington), 01/08/1944 Attack Against Le Nieppe (DC Brown), 03/08/1944 Attack Against L’Isle Adam, 04/08/1944 Attack Against Bec D’Ambes, 07/08/1944 Attack Against Mare De Magne, 08/08/1944 Attack Against Lucheux, 09/08/1944 Attack Against Fort D’Anglos, 14/08/1944 Attack Against Hamel, 15/08/1944 Attack Against the Aerodrome at St. Trond, 16/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin, 25/08/1944 Attack Against Russelsheim, 05/09/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 08/09/1944 Attack Against Doudenville, 11/09/1944 Attack Against Kamen, 17/09/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 23/09/1944 Attack Against Neuss (DNC), 25/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 05/10/1944 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 06/10/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg (2), 18/10/1944 Attack Against Bonn, 21/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 23/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 02/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg



DENMEE

John Walter Denmee, RCAF R.253298 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8
total sorties undertaken 12 including 4 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with AF Woodcock’s crew as  R/Gnr & Mu/Gnr plus 4 Post War flights

Tour History
22/02/1945 Attack Against Osterfeld, 25/02/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 27/02/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 28/02/1945 Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen), 02/03/1945 Attack Against Cologne (DNC), 09/04/1945 Attack on Kiel, 20/04/1945 Attack on Regensburg, 22/04/1945 Attack on Bremen, 01/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 07/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft11/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt (Mu/Gnr), 15/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt (MU/Gnr)



DENNIS

Gordon John Dennis, RNZAF NZ4215822 – Air Bomber  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0
total sorties undertaken  2 post war flights. (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 0 Op with AG Daly’s crew as  A/B,  2 Post War flights

Tour History
18/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 25/06/1945 Checking German Radar Equipment



DENNIS

Harry Dennis, RAF 659116 – Air Bomber   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0    killed on 1st Op
total sorties undertaken 1 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with RE Redding’s crew as  A/B

Tour History
05/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands

At 19.42hrs – 1hr 32mins after take-off – the crew of the third aircraft, Stirling Mk.I BK617 AA-D, despatched a signal to base indicating they had a further message to report, but none was received. It was later reported that the aircraft was seen to crash in flames just off Cromer, on the Norfolk Coast, on track for base. Nothing further was heard of the crew or the aircraft, although a thorough search was conducted by the Air Sea Rescue service. The circumstances seemed to indicate the likelihood of a catastrophic on-board fire resulting from a possible enemy air attack about 50miles from the SW end of the Frisian Islands, necessitating an emergency return to base.

Lost without trace age 31 on the 5th of February 1943.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Dennis, of Liverpool.
Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 147.



DENTON

F. Denton, RAF  – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2
total sorties undertaken 2 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with GH Wormersley’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
13/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 14/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Wilhelmshaven



DENTON

Frank Henderson Denton, RAF 36238 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 41
total sorties undertaken 41 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 22 Ops with J Adams’s crew as  2nd Pilot
1 Op with TH Smith’s crew as  2nd Pilot
18 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
05/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on Cross-Roads and Marshalling Yards at CAMBRAI  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 07/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on CHIMAY, ST. VALERY, ABBEVILLE, PONT REMY (DNC) (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 09/06/1940 Bombing Attacks over Enemy Territory  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 13/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets G9 and G6.  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 17/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target A.73.  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 19/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.39 and L.82.  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 28/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target C.37.  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 30/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on Forest South of FRANKFURT  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 04/07/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target F.49 and M.431  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 18/07/1942 Bombing Attacks on Target K.56  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 20/07/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.70 and A.71  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 25/07/1940 Bombing Attacks on targets, F.18, M.434, and KASSEL  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 28/07/1940 Bombing Attacks on targets A.8, A.73, and M.434. (DNC) (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 03/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target A.71 at HORST  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 09/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target L.84.  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 13/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets G.82, L.82, and D.7.  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 15/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target L.85.  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 17/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.97, K.62 and M.434 (DNC) (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 19/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets D.4, A.17 and M.431  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 24/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.161 and M.434 (DNC) (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 26/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on G.82, C.38 DUISBURG, ARNHEIM, and FLUSHING  (J Adams as 2nd Pilot), 01/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.116, A.17, F.40, and SOEST, 04/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Thurenger Forest, Black Forest, and Woods South of Strasburg, 07/09/1940 Bombing Attacks Against A.70, Essen, Black Forest and Colnac Aerodrome, M.101., 12/09/1940 Bombing Attack on Emden and Schwerte, 14/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Antwerp and Soest, 20/09/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Enemy Territory, 23/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets at Berlin, Le Havre and Hamburg, 26/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Le Havre, 29/09/1940 Bombing Atacks on Targets L.86, M.480, and OSNABRUCK, 29/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Gennevilliers, 02/05/1942 Gardening – St. Nazaire, 04/05/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Stuttgart, 06/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Stuttgart, 07/05/1942 Gardening – Kiel Bay, 19/05/1942 Attacks Against Mannheim and St. Nazaire, 30/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 01/06/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 02/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 05/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen  (TH Smith as 2nd Pilot)



DENYER

Ernest Claude Denyer, RAF 1262911 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 4 (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with MHC Ashdown’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
04/07/1943 Mining off Ille de RE, 08/07/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen

Stirling Mk.III EE892 AA-F came down in the sea off Southwold, Suffolk, while returning to base. Eyewitness reports indicated that the Stirlng was on fire before it struck the water. All on board perished. Four bodies were picked up by the Aldeburgh lifeboat crew. Sgt Dawson RCAF is buried in Scottow Cemetery; the others were taken back to their home-towns. Sgt’s Harrold, Threadgold and Cleveland are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Killed age 34 on the 26th of July 1943.
Son of Charles F. Denyer and Hannah Jane Denyer, of Staines.
Buried Staines (London Road) Cemetery, Middlesex, England..
Grave location – Block E. Grave 9.
‘Home of the soldier
Beautiful land’



DERMODY

James Michael Dermody, RNZAF later F/L – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with DS Gibb’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
26/11/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands



DESCHAINE

Gordon Edward ‘Ed’ Deschaine, RCAF R.109929 – Air Bomber  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 20
total sorties undertaken 20 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 20 Ops with JH McDonald’s crew as  A/B

Tour History
20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 30/11/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 02/12/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards, 16/12/1944 Attack Against Siegen, 21/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 23/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 02/01/1945 Attack Against Nurnburg, 05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 07/01/1945 Attack Against Munich, 11/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld, 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer, 16/01/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 28/01/1945 Attack Against Cologne (Gremberg), 29/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld M/Y



DEVINE

Thomas William Devine, RNZAF NZ411745 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2
total sorties undertaken 2 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with EWP Johnson’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
06/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 08/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt



DEVLIN

Kevin John Devlin, RNZAF NZ413334 – Observer   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2    killed on 3rd Op
total sorties undertaken 3 (67 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with TO Metcalfe’s crew as  Obs/ Nav

Tour History
06/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Duisburg (TO Metcalfe), 07/09/1942 Operations. Gardening off Frisian Islands, 10/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf

Wellington Mk.III BJ.974 was brought down by flak, crashing near Cologne, 20 miles South of the target Dusseldorf. There were no survivors. All five crew are buried at the Rheinberg War Cemetery.

Killed age 26 on the 11th of September 1942.
Son of Joseph Calixtus Devlin and Dorothy May Devlin, of Wellington City, New Zealand.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 4. A. 20-21.



DEW

Norman Hylton Dew, RAF 749538 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 4    killed on 5th Op
total sorties undertaken 5 (80 % completion rate)

Undertook 5 Ops with TR Donaghy’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
02/06/1944 Attack Against Wissant, 03/06/1944 Attack Against Calais, 05/06/1944 Attack Against Ouistreham, 06/06/1944 Attack Against Lisieux, 10/06/1944 Attack Against Dreux

Lancaster Mk.I HK553 AA-S was attacked by a night-fighter to the west of the target and crashed near Tilliers- sur-Avre, where six of the crew were buried. Sgt Jackson, RAF, the Mid Upper Gunner, survived the crash and successfully evaded capture.

Killed age 29 on the 11th of June 1944.
Son of Thomas and Annie Mabel Dew, of Thamesford, Ontario, Canada.
Buried Tillieres-Sur-Avre Communal Cemetery, France..
Grave location – Coll. grave. 2
‘He gave all
For righteousness sake
And deemed it
A glorious privilege’



DEWHURST

Harold Dewhurst, RAF 1094980 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 22    killed on 23rd Op
total sorties undertaken 27, including 4 DNC (81 % completion rate)

Undertook 27 Ops with D Warren’s crew as  Mu/Gnr, including 4 DNC – 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel, 05/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period PETER 24 (ABORTIVE), 07/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period AUTHOR 17 ABORTIVE, 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period BOB 155 (ABORTIVE)

Tour History
11/11/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary (R/Gnr), 18/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 19/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Leverkusen, 25/11/1943 Mining in the Bay of Biscay, 16/12/1943 Mining in the Bay of Biscay, 22/12/1943 Attack against a Special Target, 21/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area, 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 11/02/1944 Mining in the River Ardour, 15/02/1944 Mining in the Mouth of River Ardour, 20/02/1944 Mining off Morlaix, 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay (DNC), 24/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 05/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period PETER 24 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 07/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period AUTHOR 17 ABORTIVE) (DNC), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period MONGREL 20 (SUCCESSFUL), 13/03/1944 Mining off Brest, 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period BOB 155 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 18/03/1944 Mining in the Heliogoland Bight, 19/03/1944 Mining of River Adour, 18/04/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 24/04/1944 Attack Against Karlsruhe, 26/04/1944 Attack Against Essen, 27/04/1944 Attack Against Friedrichshafen, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain

ND919 exploded in flight and crashed at Castle Elderschans, about 1 mile West of Aardenburg, (Zeeland), Holland. The very brief circumstances suggest the fully armed aircraft probably came under attack by a night-fighter during the early stages of its outbound flight. There were no survivors. All seven crew were buried in Aardenburg General Cemetery.

Killed age 23 on the 12th of May 1944.
Son of Henry and Mary Ellen Dewhurst, of Little Hoole, Lancashire.
Buried Aardenburg General Cemetery, Holland..
Grave location – Coll. grave 1-7.



DEWSBURY

Thomas Dewsbury, RAF 1533969 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 3 including 2 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with M Watson’s crew as  Mu/Gnr
0 Op with JC Parker ‘s crew as  Mu/Gnr, plus 2 Post War flights.

Tour History
24/04/1945 Attack on Bad Oldesloe (M Watson), 13/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt (JC Parker), 15/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt



DEWY

 Dewy, RAF  – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with PGF Fletcher’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
17/05/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Boulogne

DIBBEN
Ronald Oswald Dibben, RAF 1252627 –    (killed in training)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0   killed on training flight
total sorties undertaken 0 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 training flight with RHJ Broady’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
28/22/1942 – Night Flying Test
Crashed at 22:29 at Trinity Farm on Cambridge Road, near Oakington airfield. The aircraft stalled while trying to avoid a head on collision with another Stirling.

28/22/1942 – Night Flying Test
Crashed at 22:29 at Trinity Farm on Cambridge Road, near Oakington airfield. The aircraft stalled while trying to avoid a head on collision with another Stirling. The Rear Gunner, Sgt. Rogers, whilst surviving the crash, died two days later on the 30th of November.

Killed age 22 on the 28th of November 1942.
Son of Bernard Oswald and Lydia Dibben, of Kingston-On-Thames.
Buried Ham (St Andrew) Churchyard, Richmond, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Row 3. Grave 12.
‘His noble duty ended,
Leaving hearts
That loved him
And a name ever dear’



DIBBS

A. Dibbs, RAF  – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 34
total sorties undertaken 34 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with TC Waugh’s crew as  W/Op
33 Ops with AD Simpson’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg (TC Waugh), 25/10/1944 Attack Against Essen (AD Simpson), 28/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 02/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 06/11/1944 Attack Against Coblenz, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 30/11/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 04/12/1944 Attack Against Oberhausen, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards, 06/12/1944 Attack Against Mersburg Leuna Oil Refinery, 11/12/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 16/12/1944 Attack Against Siegen, 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 01/01/1945 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 03/01/1945 Attack Against Dortmund Oil Refinery, 05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 06/01/1945 Attack Against Neuss, 11/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld, 13/01/1945 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer, 16/01/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 29/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld M/Y, 09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg, 19/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 20/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 25/02/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 28/02/1945 Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen), 01/03/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 04/03/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel



DICKENSON

Christopher  ‘Dicky’ Dickenson, RAF 812100 – Flight Engineer  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 28
total sorties undertaken 28 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with AMF Alexander’s crew as  F/E
27 Ops with HC Williams’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
27/04/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands (HC Williams), 04/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 16/05/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 21/05/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 23/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal, 11/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 19/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 03/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 13/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Aachen, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 30/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Remscheld, 02/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 16/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 05/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 08/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bouolgne (AMF Alexander), 15/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Montlucon (HC Williams), 16/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Modene, 27/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover, 03/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 04/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 08/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bremen



DICKENSON

J. Dickenson, RAF  –   A/B
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 26
total sorties undertaken 28, including 2 DNC (93 % completion rate)

Undertook 28 Ops with JD Lethbridge’s crew as  A/B, including 2 DNC – 17/06/1944 Attack Against Montdidier, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires

Tour History
24/05/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 02/06/1944 Attack Against Wissant, 03/06/1944 Attack Against Calais, 06/06/1944 Attack Against Lisieux, 17/06/1944 Attack Against Montdidier (DNC), 21/06/1944 Attack Against Domleger, 23/06/1944 Attack Against L’Hey, 24/06/1944 Attack Against Rimeux, 30/06/1944 Attack Against Villers Bocage, 02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 12/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Bois Des Jardine, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 30/07/1944 Attack Against Amaye Sur Seulles, 01/08/1944 Attack Against Le Nieppe, 03/08/1944 Attack Against L’Isle Adam, 04/08/1944 Attack Against Bec D’Ambes, 07/08/1944 Attack Against Mare De Magne, 09/08/1944 Attack Against Fort D’Anglos, 11/08/1944 Attack Against Lens, 12/08/1944 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 16/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin , 18/08/1944 Attack Against Bremen



DICKER

Leonard William Dicker, RNZAF NZ416467 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3
total sorties undertaken 3 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with KAH Lawrence’s crew as  Nav
 Op with KAH Lawrence’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
02/10/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 04/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 08/10/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary

Originally arrived with Jack Thompson’s crew – Pilot killed on 2nd Dickie Op prior to crew becoming operational.



DICKISON

John Townson Dickison, RAF  –   Air Gunner
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 29
total sorties undertaken 29 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 29 Ops with CT Spain’s crew as  Mu/Gnr

Tour History
20/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 23/09/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 25/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 26/09/1944 Attack Against Cap Gris Nez, 27/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 03/10/1944 Attack Against the West Kapelle Dyke, 05/10/1944 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 06/10/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 07/10/1944 Attack Against Emmerich, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg(2), 23/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 25/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 29/10/1944 Attack Against West Kapelle, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 02/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 06/11/1944 Attack Against Coblenz, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 30/11/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 04/12/1944 Attack Against Oberhausen, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 11/12/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 16/12/1944 Attack Against Siegen



DICKSON

David Alexander Graham Dickson, RNZAF NZ1981 –   
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6
total sorties undertaken 12 including 6 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 6 Ops with WER Alexander’s crew as  Nav plus 6 Post War flights

Tour History
18/03/1945 Attack Against Bruchstrasse, 21/03/1945 Attack Against Munster Viaduct, 27/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm (Sachsen), 09/04/1945 Minelaying at Kiel, 18/04/1945 Attack on Heligoland, 22/04/1945 Attack on Bremen, 29/04/1945 Supply Dropping in the Delft Area, 23/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 31/05/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 29/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive



DILL

Trevor Gordon Dill, RNZAF NZ42292 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 28
total sorties undertaken 28 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 28 Ops with HC Williams’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
27/04/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 04/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 16/05/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 21/05/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 23/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal, 11/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 19/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 03/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 13/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Aachen, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 30/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Remscheld, 02/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 16/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 05/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 15/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Montlucon, 16/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Modene, 27/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover, 03/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 04/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 08/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bremen



DILLON

William Dillon, RAF 1823289 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 10
total sorties undertaken 11, including 1 DNC (91 % completion rate)

Undertook 11 Ops with W Kay’s crew as  Mu/Gnr, including 1 DNC – 15/02/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay

Tour History
26/11/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 30/11/1943 Mining in the Baltic Sea, 29/12/1943 Mining in the Bay of Biscay, 14/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 20/01/1944 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area, 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 30/01/1944 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 11/02/1944 Mining off Mouth of River Ardour, 15/02/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay (DNC), 19/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay



DIMOCK

Vallance Albert Oliver Dimock, RNZAF NZ412317 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8    killed on 9th Op
total sorties undertaken 9 (89 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with GH Jacobson’s crew as  W/Op
8 Ops with JA McConnell’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
30/09/1942 Operations. Gardening off Terschelling (JA McConnell), 05/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Aachen (GH Jacobson), 06/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Osnabruck (JA McConnell), 08/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off Ile De Groix, 09/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off East Frisian Islands, 13/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 15/10/1942 Activities of “A” Flight at Mildenhall. Operations. Attacks Against Targets at Cologne, 23/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Genoa, 24/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Milan

Wellington Mk.III BK.725 was brought down by enemy action over France, crashing near Valencienns, 25 miles North East of Cambrai. All five crew were killed. They were buried at Valencienns.

Killed age 22 on the 25th of October 1942.
Son of Albert William and Rosy Dimock, of Wellington City New Zealand.
Buried Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery, France..
Grave location – Plot 4. Row A. Joint grave 16.



DIVE-ROBINSON

Leonard Charles Dive-Robinson, RAF 143800 – Flight Engineer   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0    killed on 1st Op
total sorties undertaken 1 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with JN Darney’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
30/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Remscheld

Stirling Mk.III EH905 AA-R was lost without trace. All seven crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 23 on the 31st of July 1943.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 119.



DIXON

John Dixon, RAF 613966 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 7
total sorties undertaken 7 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with IJ Shepherd’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
13/07/1942 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/07/1942 Attack Against Targets Near Terschelling (Gardening), 20/07/1942 Daylight Sorties Against Bremen, 21/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 23/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 25/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 26/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg



DIXON

Lindsay Stewart Dixon, RNZAF NZ416469 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2
total sorties undertaken 2 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with RF Harvey’s crew as  Nav
1 Op with BB Wood’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
09/05/1943 Mining in the Ile De Re Area (RF Harvey), 27/05/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands (BB Wood)



DIXON

Norman Alec Peter Dixon, RNZAF NZ4215733 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8
total sorties undertaken 12 including 4 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with W Evenden’s crew as  Mu/Gnr plus 4 Post War flights

Tour History
05/03/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 06/03/1945 Attack Against Salzbergen, 17/03/1945 Attack Against Auguste Viktoria, 21/03/1945 Attack Against Munster Viaduct, 09/04/1945 Attack on Kiel, 13/04/1945 Attack on Kiel, 18/04/1945 Attack on Heligoland, 24/04/1945 Attack on Bad Oldesloe, 25/05/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 23/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 25/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 25/06/1945 Checking German Radar Equipment



DIXON

Norman Franklin Dixon, RNZAF NZ391345 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 16
total sorties undertaken 16 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 13 Ops with Wilson’s crew as  2nd Pilot
3 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
23/11/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Targets M.66, M.499, BOULOGNE, BERLIN  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 09/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target CC.26  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 11/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Boulogne and Mannheim  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 13/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target N.62  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 16/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets G.30, M.68, and Frankfurt  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 16/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target D.55  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 19/12/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Target A.71  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 22/12/1940 Bombing Attacks Against targets D.55 and Flushing  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 01/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets N.35 and D.1.  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 04/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Duisberg, Brest and Target M.61.  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 15/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Wilhelmshaven  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 27/01/1941 Bombing Attacks on Targets at Hanover  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 10/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover and Rotterdam  (Wilson as 2nd Pilot),
23/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Boulogne, 03/03/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 12/03/1941 Bombing Attack on Targets GY477, Town 13a and CC29



DIXON

Robert Trevor Dixon, RNZAF NZ4212652 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 34
total sorties undertaken 36, including 2 DNC (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 36 Ops with DR Sadgrove’s crew as  Nav, including 2 DNC – 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 27/02/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen

Tour History
29/10/1944 Attack Against West Kapelle, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 11/11/1944 Attack Against Castrop Rauxel, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 11/12/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 12/12/1944 Attack Against Witten, 16/12/1944 Attack Against Siegen, 21/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 23/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 27/12/1944 Attack Against Rheydt, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne (DNC), 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 01/01/1945 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 03/01/1945 Attack Against Dortmund Oil Refinery, 05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 22/01/1945 Attack Against Duisburg, 28/01/1945 Attack Against Cologne (Gremberg), 29/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld M/Y, 01/02/1945 Attack Against Munchen Gladbach, 02/02/1945 Attack Against Wiesbaden, 03/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg, 13/02/1945 Attack Against Dresden, 22/02/1945 Attack Against Osterfeld, 26/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 27/02/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen (DNC), 28/02/1945 Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen)



DOBBIN

Laurence St. George Dobbin, RNZAF NZ401375 – Pilot   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2    killed on 3rd Op
total sorties undertaken 3 (67 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with A Ashworth’s crew as  2nd Pilot
2 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
31/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf  (A Ashworth as 2nd Pilot), 09/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Osnabruck, 11/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Mainz

BJ767 was brought down in the vicinity of Venlo (Limburg), Holland. It is not known how or why the aircraft came down, but the location of the occurrence almost certainly points to it being shot down by an enemy night-fighter while returning to base.

Three of the crew survived the crash and were taken prisoners of war, indicating the captain, F/L Dobbin, had probably attempted a crash landing. Unfortunately he and Sgt Jury both failed to survive and were buried initially at Venlo.

Killed age 29 on the 12th of August 1942.
Son of George Hill Dobbin and Alice Dobbin, of Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand; Husband of Marjorie Dobbin, of New Brighton, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Buried Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland.     .
Grave location – 24. F. 8.



DOBSON

 Dobson, RAF  – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3
total sorties undertaken 3 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with White’s crew as  2nd Pilot
1 Op with CA Pownall’s crew as  2nd Pilot
 Op with CA Pownall’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
11/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Boulogne and Mannheim  (White as 2nd Pilot), 19/12/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Target A.71  (White as 2nd Pilot), 11/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Turin and Wilhelmshaven  (CA Pownell as 2nd Pilot)



DOBSON

Peter Gerald Dobson, RNZAF NZ439022 – Navigator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 26    killed on 27th Op
total sorties undertaken 27 (96 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with BB Wood’s crew as  Nav
26 Ops with WD Whithead’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
29/03/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands (WD Whitehead), 06/04/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 10/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 22/04/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 26/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 28/04/1943 Mining in Kiel Bay, 04/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 05/05/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 21/05/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands (BB Wood), 23/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund (WD Whitehead), 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal, 11/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 24/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal, 25/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Gelsenkirchen, 03/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 10/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 12/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 16/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 05/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim

08/09/1943 – Attack Against Targets at Boulogne
Seventeen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets. The carried their maximum bomb load in bombs of 1,000lb., and 500lb.. One aircraft crashed whilst taking off and two returned early. The remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Not many fires were seen but numerous huge explosions were observed. Some heavy and light predicted A.A.Fire and a few searchlights were encountered but caused no trouble. A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no combats took place. The weather was good and visibility was clear  except for slight ground haze. Navigation was excellent.

The aircraft that crashed during take-off was captained by F/O. I.R.MENZIES. Whilst taking off it swung off the runway and crashed into two houses on the far side adjoining the perimeter track. It caught fire almost simultaneously, and in the fire, various bombs exploded, causing the aircraft to be a total wreck. Three members of the crew, a W.A.A.F. Officer of R.A.F. Station MEPAL and an aircrew Sergeant, and 2 civilians were killed and other civilians were injured. The W.A.A.F. Officer and the aircrew sergeant lost their lives whilst trying to render assistance.
Page 587, 1943. Form 540/ 541 AIR27/ 646  75(NZ) Squadron RAF, Mepal. National Archives.

F/Sgt Dobson was killed by exploding bombs as he went to the assistance of the aircrew crew and the occupants of the houses.

Killed age 28 on the 8th of September 1943.
Died Wednesday 8th September 1943, age 28.
Son of Henry Bruce Dobson and of Emily Daisy Houghton Dobson (Nee Cawte), of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Buried Cambridge City Cemetery, England.
Grave location –  Grave 13740



DODDS

Gordon Harry Dodds, RNZAF NZ421929 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 26
total sorties undertaken 26 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 26 Ops with GS Phillips’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
05/06/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 14/06/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 21/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 22/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim (actually Mülheim), 13/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Aachen, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 30/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Remscheld, 02/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 10/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 12/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenbburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 05/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 08/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bouolgne, 15/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Montlucon, 16/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Modene, 22/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover, 23/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 03/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 04/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 08/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bremen



DOEL

Alfred William Doel, RNZAF NZ39907 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9
total sorties undertaken 9 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with R Sawrey-Cookson ‘s crew as  2nd Pilot
8 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
08/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen  (R Sawrey-Cookson as 2nd Pilot), 25/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at St.Nazaire and Essen, 26/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen and Le Havre, 28/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Lubeck, 01/04/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hanau and Le Havre, 05/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Cologne, 06/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen, 08/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Hamburg, 22/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne



DONAGHY

Thomas Rodgers Donaghy, RNZAF NZ422267 – Pilot   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 4    killed on 5th Op
total sorties undertaken 5 (80 % completion rate)

Undertook  Op with LL Bonisch’s crew as  2nd Pilot
5 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes  (LL Bonisch as 2nd Pilot), 02/06/1944 Attack Against Wissant, 03/06/1944 Attack Against Calais, 05/06/1944 Attack Against Ouistreham, 06/06/1944 Attack Against Lisieux, 10/06/1944 Attack Against Dreux

Lancaster Mk.I HK553 AA-S was attacked by a night-fighter to the west of the target and crashed near Tilliers- sur-Avre, where six of the crew were buried. Sgt Jackson, RAF, the Mid Upper Gunner, survived the crash and successfully evaded capture.

Killed age 33 on the 11th of June 1944.
Son of Elizabeth Mary Donaghy; husband of Janet Brown Donaghy, of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand.
Buried Tillieres-Sur-Avre Communal Cemetery, France..
Grave location – Coll. grave. 3



DONALD

R. Donald, RAF  – Wireess Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 13
total sorties undertaken 21 including 8 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 13 Ops with J Shaw’s crew as  W/Op plus 8 Post War flights

Tour History
19/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 28/02/1945 Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen), 01/03/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 04/03/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 07/03/1945 Attack Against Dessau, 17/03/1945 Attack Against Auguste Viktoria, 20/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm, 27/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm (Sachsen), 29/03/1945 Attack Against Salzgitter, 13/04/1945 Minelaying at Kiel, 18/04/1945 Attack on Heligoland, 20/04/1945 Attack on Regensburg, 24/04/1945 Attack on Bad Oldesloe, 03/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft and the Hague, 07/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 11/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt, 12/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 16/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 23/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 26/05/1945 Repatriation of Belgian Refugees to Brussells and Exprisoners of War to England, 03/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive



DONALDSON

A. Donaldson, RAF 751866 – Wireess Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 21
total sorties undertaken 21 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 17 Ops with RN Stubbs’s crew as  W/Op
4 Ops with AR Chuter’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
18/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on targets M.480, Z.40, and Le Havre (RN Stubbs), 20/09/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Enemy Territory, 26/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Le Havre, 29/09/1940 Bombing Atacks on Targets L.86, M.480, and OSNABRUCK, 08/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.10, Marshalling Yards Gremburg and Cologne, 10/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.68, A.28, A.71, and Eindhoven Aerodrome, 14/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.76 and CC.24., 16/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target D.3 at KIEL, 21/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets D.2 and A.28, 25/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets B.8, D.1, and AERODROME at BRUSSELS, 28/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets D.4, A.72, Z.82, Z.83., 11/11/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Target A.70 and A.71., 12/11/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target A.71., 14/11/1940 Bombing Attacks Against targets G.30, CC.47, SOESTERBURG AERODROME, AND SCHIPOL, 16/11/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.248, M.245, SOESTERBURG, and SCHIPOL AERODROME, 23/11/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Targets M.66, M.499, BOULOGNE, BERLIN, 26/11/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.501, B.51, M.138, 06/12/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Area 1, Area 2, Area 3. (R Chuter), 09/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target CC.26, 19/12/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Target A.71, 22/12/1940 Bombing Attacks Against targets D.55 and Flushing



DONOVAN

Murray Donald Donovan, RAF R.99243, J.90716 – Air Bomber  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 27
total sorties undertaken 28, including 1 DNC (96 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with DS Gibb’s crew as  A/B
1 Op with RA Potts’s crew as  A/B
1 Op with J Pryse’s crew as  A/B
22 Ops with FC Fox’s crew as  A/B, including 1 DNC – 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg

Tour History
14/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target (DS Gibb), 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area (RA Potts), 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay (DS Gibb), 15/02/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay (J Pryse), 19/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay (DS Gibb), 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai (FC Fox), 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg (DNC), 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 24/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 28/05/1944 Attack Against Angers, 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes, 11/06/1944 Attack Against Nantes, 12/06/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 14/06/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 15/06/1944 Attack Against Valenciennes, 21/06/1944 Attack Against Domleger, 23/06/1944 Attack Against L’Hey, 24/06/1944 Attack Against Rimeux, 30/06/1944 Attack Against Villers Bocage, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 07/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 24/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 25/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart



DORMAND

 Dormand, RAF  – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 25
total sorties undertaken 26, including 1 DNC (96 % completion rate)

Undertook 10 Ops with JW Thomson’s crew as  W/Op, including 1 DNC – 15/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne and Dunkirk
16 Ops with RN Allen’s crew as  W/ops

Tour History
02/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf (JW Thomson), 11/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf and Boulogne, 15/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne and Dunkirk (DNC), 16/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 18/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Brest, 21/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Dunkirk, 24/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Kiel and Dusseldorf, 03/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 05/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Munster, 10/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne, 13/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen (RN Allen), 21/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim and Cherbourg, 24/07/1941 Night Attacks Against Targets at Kiel, 03/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover, 12/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover and Le Havre, 26/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne and Boulogne, 02/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Frankfurt, 06/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Huls, 08/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kassel, 11/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel, 13/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 15/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg, 20/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend, 30/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Stettin and Hamburg, 12/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen and Nurenburg, 20/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen



DORRELL

Philip George Dorrell, RAF 938765 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 7
total sorties undertaken 7 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with GJE Thomas’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
08/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 09/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 12/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 25/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at St.Nazaire and Essen, 26/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen and Le Havre, 01/04/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hanau and Le Havre, 05/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Cologne



DICKISON

Allyn Clive Dickison, RAF  – Observer  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8
total sorties undertaken 8 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with RW Bray’s crew as  Obs

Tour History
26/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne and Boulogne, 29/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim, 06/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Huls, 08/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kassel, 11/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel, 13/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 15/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Genoa and Frankfurt



DOWDING

D. Dowding, RAF  – Air Bomber  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 13
total sorties undertaken 16, including 3 DNC (81 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with GB Roche’s crew as  A/B, including 1 DNC – 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires
8 Ops with TC May’s crew as  A/B, including 2 DNC – 24/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 25/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart

Tour History
24/06/1944 Attack Against Rimeux (GB Roche), 27/06/1944 Attack Against Biennais, 09/07/1944 Attack Against Linzeux, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 12/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Bois Des Jardine, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 24/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart (DNC) (TC May), 25/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart (DNC), 28/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 30/07/1944 Attack Against Amaye Sur Seulles, 16/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin, 18/08/1944 Attack Against Bremen, 14/09/1944 Attack Against Waasenaar



DOWDING

Michael McLoughlin Dowding, RAF 165070 – Navigator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1    killed on 2nd Op
total sorties undertaken 2 (50 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with HS Miles’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
23/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 27/12/1944 Attack Against Rheydt

Lancaster Mk.I NN710 AA-Q was officially deemed to have crashed in the target area after being struck by a bomb, dropped from an aircraft above, when approaching the target. Only the air bomber, F/O Gunn, survived the crash but was captured as a prisoner of war.

Other aircraft in the lower stream also were in the firing line from aircraft in the upper stream. HK576, F/O Pearson & crew, witnessed one such aircraft bombing from 23,000ft, that appeared to collide with a Lancaster flying alongside, which went down in a spin. It was later determined that NM710, F/O Miles and crew, was the aircraft going down out of control – possibly hit by falling bombs.

Killed age 20 on the 27th of December 1944.
Son of Harry Mcloughlin Dowding and Maud Christine Dowding, of Winchmore Hill, Middlesex.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 3. E. 21.
‘Ad majorem
Dei glorium’



DOWDS

John Dowds, RAF 632780 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9    killed on 10th Op
total sorties undertaken 11, including 1 DNC (82 % completion rate)

Undertook 11 Ops with WH Coleman’s crew as  F/Gnr & R/Gnr, including 1 DNC – 28/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory Roulers and Menin)

Tour History
06/04/1940 Reconnaissance and Nickel over Minden, 21/04/1940 AALBORG AERODROME, 07/05/1940 Bombing raid on Stavanger Aerodrome, 12/05/1940 Bombing attacks on Target A.J.8. (Krefold-Verdingen), 17/05/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets, A.64, A.75, A.79, M.435, M.464, M.458, AC.6 and AC.7, 21/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory (Aachen and Dinant), 28/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory Roulers and Menin) (DNC), 03/06/1940 Bombing Attack on Target A.28 DUSSELDORF, 07/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on CHIMAY, ST. VALERY, ABBEVILLE, PONT REMY, 11/06/1940 Special Duty to ‘PAMELA’14/06/1940 Incendiary Raid on Black Forest East of ACHERN and OBERKIRCH, 06/07/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets D.1 – Submarine Yards at BREMEN

Early on the morning of 26th July, 1940, Wellington B.IC R3235 of 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, RAF, crashed into the Ijsselmeer, the inland sea near Amsterdam, 1km east of Uitdam. There were no survivors. The bodies of the airmen washed ashore, that of F/O Coleman on the 3rd of August, 1940.

Killed age 19 on the 26th of July 1940.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Dowds, of Musselburgh, Midlothian.
Buried Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Holland..
Grave location – Plot 69. Row A. Grave 23.



DOWMAN

Maxwell Graham Frane Dowman, RNZAF NZ411747 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 25
total sorties undertaken 26, including 1 DNC (96 % completion rate)

Undertook 26 Ops with WR McMillan’s crew as  R/Gnr, including 1 DNC – 02/01/1945 Attack Against Nurnburg

Tour History
02/12/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 04/12/1944 Attack Against Oberhausen, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 12/12/1944 Attack Against Witten, 23/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 27/12/1944 Attack Against Rheydt, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 01/01/1945 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 02/01/1945 Attack Against Nurnburg (DNC), 05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 07/01/1945 Attack Against Munich, 11/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld, 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer, 01/02/1945 Attack Against Munchen Gladbach, 02/02/1945 Attack Against Wiesbaden, 03/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg, 14/02/1945 Attack Against Chemnitz, 19/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 25/02/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 01/03/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 02/03/1945 Attack Against Cologne (DNC), 06/03/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 17/03/1945 Attack Against Auguste Viktoria, 20/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm



DOWNES

Eric Francis Downes, RNZAF NZ412871 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3
total sorties undertaken 4, including 1 DNC (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with KJ Dunmall’s crew as  W/Op
3 Ops with GH Jacobson’s crew as  W/Op, including 1 DNC – 10/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Dusseldorf

Tour History
03/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Emden (GH Jacobson), 06/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 08/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt (KJ Dunmall), 10/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf (DNC) (GH Jacobson)



DOWNING

John Wallace Downing, RAF 136351 – Navigator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 20    killed on 21st Op
total sorties undertaken 21 (95 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with DS Gibb’s crew as  Nav
1 Op with RD Max’s crew as  Nav
1 Op with SA Clark’s crew as  Nav
18 Ops with EL Burke’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
25/11/1943 Mining off Cherbourg (EL Burke), 29/12/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 04/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 06/01/1944 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 14/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 14/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target (DS Gibb), 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target (EL Burke), 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area, 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 11/02/1944 Mining in the River Ardour, 15/02/1944 Mining in the Mouth of River Ardour, 02/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 72 (SUCCESSFUL) (RD Max), 05/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period PETER 8 (SUCCESSFUL) (SA Clark), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period MONGREL 20 (SUCCESSFUL), 24/04/1944 Attack Against Karlsruhe (EL Burke), 27/04/1944 Attack Against Friedrichshafen, 09/05/1944 Attack Against Cap Gris Nez, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg, 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund

Lancaster Mk.I ME690 AA-Z was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Neerpelt (Limburg) 5miles from Lommel, Belgium, after breaking up in flight. There were no survivors. Their remains were reinterred in Heverlee War Cemetery, near Louvain.

Killed age 33 on the 23rd of May 1944.
Son of Wallace Downing, and of Beatrice Downing, of Elmfield, Ryde, Isle of Wight; Husband of Esdale Downing. Journalist.
Buried Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – 6. C. 6. 182
‘There are days in our lives
We cherish deeply
Down to life’s uttermost end’



DRAWBRIDGE

Herbert John Drawbridge, RNZAF NZ413304 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9
total sorties undertaken 9 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 9 Ops with GM Rothwell’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
26/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 27/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 01/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 03/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 05/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 08/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 09/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munich, 27/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 29/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin



DRAYTON

 Drayton, RAF  – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 20
total sorties undertaken 21, including 1 DNC (95 % completion rate)

Undertook 12 Ops with RF Noden’s crew as  2nd Pilot
9 Ops as Pilot , including 1 DNC – 23/11/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Targets M.66, M.499, BOULOGNE, BERLIN

Tour History
14/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Antwerp and Soest  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 18/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on targets M.480, Z.40, and Le Havre  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 20/09/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Enemy Territory  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 23/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets at Berlin, Le Havre and Hamburg  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 02/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.116 and A.69  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 08/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.10, Marshalling Yards Gremburg and Cologne  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 10/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.68, A.28, A.71, and Eindhoven Aerodrome  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 14/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.76 and CC.24.  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 16/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target D.3 at KIEL  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 21/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets D.2 and A.28  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 23/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Berlin, Potsdam Station, D.148.  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 25/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets B.8, D.1, and AERODROME at BRUSSELS  (RF Noden as 2nd Pilot), 23/11/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Targets M.66, M.499, BOULOGNE, BERLIN (DNC), 22/12/1940 Bombing Attacks Against targets D.55 and Flushing, 01/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets N.35 and D.1., 04/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Duisberg, Brest and Target M.61., 11/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Turin and Wilhelmshaven, 15/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Wilhelmshaven, 27/01/1941 Bombing Attacks on Targets at Hanover (0 Drayton), 10/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover and Rotterdam, 14/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Gelsenkirchen



DRAYTON

 Drayton, RAF  – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with V Mitchell’s crew as  2nd Pilot
 Op with J Mitchell’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg  (JL Mitchell as 2nd Pilot)



DREW

Alfred Sydney Drew, RNZAF NZ404560 – Observer  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 33
total sorties undertaken 33 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with GEF Bradey’s crew as  Obs
1 Op with V Mitchell’s crew as  Obs
31 Ops with NJN Hockaday’s crew as  Obs

Tour History
25/06/1942 Attack on Targets at Bremen (GEF Bradey), 28/06/1942 Attack Against St. Nazaire and Bremen (NJN Hockaday), 29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 02/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 07/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Frisian Islands (Gardening), 08/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Wilhemshaven, 13/07/1942 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/07/1942 Attack Against Targets Near Terschelling (Gardening), 21/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 23/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 25/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 26/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 28/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Saarbrucken, 31/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 09/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Osnabruck, 11/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Mainz, 12/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Mainz, 17/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Osnabruck, 24/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 27/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 28/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Nuremburg, 01/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Saarbrucken, 02/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Karlsruhe, 04/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 06/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Duisburg (V Mitchell), 08/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 16/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Essen, 19/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Saarbrucken, 24/09/1942 Operations. Gardening off Texel, 26/09/1942 Operations. Gardening in Baltic, 02/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 05/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Aachen



DROMGOOLE

Sydney Houston Dromgoole, RNZAF NZ402172 – Observer   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 25    killed on 26th Op
total sorties undertaken 26 (96 % completion rate)

Undertook 23 Ops with RH Tye’s crew as  Obs
3 Ops with TS Mahood’s crew as  Obs

Tour History
03/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dunkirk (RH Tye), 10/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne, 12/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen and Nurenburg, 13/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen and Dusseldorf, 15/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Boulogne, 20/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen, 22/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets Mannheim, 01/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel, 04/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 07/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend, 08/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 26/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Emden and Ostend, 12/12/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 23/12/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 27/12/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest and Dusseldorf, 08/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 09/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 12/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 01/04/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hanau and Le Havre, 06/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen, 08/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Hamburg, 10/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen, 12/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at LeHavre and Essen, 14/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Dortmund and Le Havre (TS Mahood), 15/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Le Havre and Dortmund, 22/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne

Wellington X3667 failed to return. Little is known of the circumstances leading to its disappearance, except that it was brought down in the sea near Le Havre. Only the body of the RAF rear gunner was later washed ashore, the remainder of the crew (all RNZAF) being lost without trace.

Lost without trace age 28 on the 22nd of April 1942.
Son of Victor Peter and Susan Sommerville Dromgoole, of Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 117.



DRUMMOND

Lindsay Johnson Drummond, RNZAF NZ413043 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 21
total sorties undertaken 21 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with TC Cox’s crew as  2nd Pilot
20 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
18/04/1945 Attack on Heligoland  (TC Cox as 2nd Pilot), 26/03/1944 Attack against Targets at Courtrai, 05/04/1944 Mining off La Rochelle, 18/04/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 22/04/1944 Attack Against Laon, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 23/06/1944 Attack Against L’Hey, 27/06/1944 Attack Against Biennais, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 12/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Chalons Sur Marne, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/07/1944 Attack Against Kiel, 25/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 28/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 01/08/1944 Attack Against Le Nieppe, 11/08/1944 Attack Against Lens, 12/08/1944 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 14/08/1944 Attack Against Hamel, 15/08/1944 Attack Against The Aerodrome at St. Trond



DRUMMOND

Maurice Kennett Peter Drummond, RNZAF NZ425389 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 27
total sorties undertaken 28, including 1 DNC (96 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with KO Whitehouse’s crew as  Mu/Gnr
27 Ops with NAD Stokes’s crew as  Mu/Gnr, including 1 DNC – 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires

Tour History
19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans (KO Whitehouse), 24/05/1944 Attack Against Boulogne (NAD Stokes), 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 28/05/1944 Attack Against Angers, 30/05/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes, 02/06/1944 Attack Against Wissant, 04/06/1944 Mining off Calais, 05/06/1944 Attack Against Ouistreham, 06/06/1944 Attack Against Lisieux, 08/06/1944 Attack Against Fougeres, 10/06/1944 Attack Against Dreux, 12/06/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 14/06/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 15/06/1944 Attack Against Valenciennes, 23/06/1944 Attack Against L’Hey, 27/06/1944 Attack Against Biennais, 02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 09/07/1944 Attack Against Linzeux, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Chalons Sur Marne, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/07/1944 Attack Against Kiel, 24/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 28/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart



DRUMMOND

Ronald Norman Drummond , RNZAF NZ4212653 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0
total sorties undertaken – 3 post war flights. (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 0 Op as Pilot & 3 Post War flights

Tour History
20/04/1945 Attack on Regensburg, 01/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 02/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 27/05/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive



DUDDING

Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 22    killed on 23rd Op
total sorties undertaken 25, including 2 DNC (88 % completion rate)

Undertook 25 Ops with KO Whitehouse’s crew as  W/Op, including 2 DNC – 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg, 17/06/1944 Attack Against Montdidier

Tour History
10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg (DNC), 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 24/05/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 28/05/1944 Attack Against Angers, 30/05/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes, 02/06/1944 Attack Against Wissant, 05/06/1944 Attack Against Ouistreham, 06/06/1944 Attack Against Lisieux, 17/06/1944 Attack Against Montdidier (DNC), 21/06/1944 Attack Against Domleger, 23/06/1944 Attack Against L’Hey, 24/06/1944 Attack Against Rimeux, 30/06/1944 Attack Against Villers Bocage, 02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 09/07/1944 Attack Against Linzeux, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 12/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 23/07/1944 Attack Against Kiel, 24/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart

Lancaster Mk.I HK568 AA-K was brought down at 02.10hrs by an enemy fighter near the French/German border, on the northern outskirts of Strasbourg. All crew members were killed. They are buried in a collective grave in the French National Cemetery, at Chronenbourg.

Killed age 25 on the 25th of July 1944.
Son of Charles Henry and Zoe Fanny Dudding, of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand.
Buried Cronenbourg French National (Mixed) Cemetery, Strasbourg, France..
Grave location – L. 9. Coll. grave 5-11.



DUFFETT

Hector Bernard Duffett, RAF 1176955, 141020 – Observer  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 20
total sorties undertaken 20 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with LG Dobbin’s crew as  Obs
9 Ops with J Jackson’s crew as  Obs
1 Op with FA Sandeman’s crew as  Obs
9 Ops with FA Andrews’s crew as  Obs

Tour History
09/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Osnabruck (LSG Dobbin), 27/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kassel (J Jackson), 16/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Essen, 18/09/1942 Operations. Gardening of St. Nazaire, 09/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off East Frisian Islands, 13/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 22/10/1942 Operations. Daylight Attack on Targets at Lingen, 23/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Genoa, 25/10/1942 Operations. Gardening of Frisian Islands, 16/12/1942 Operations. Gardening off Bordeaux, 28/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire (FA Sandeman), 05/05/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands (FA Andrews), 13/05/1943 Bochum, 29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal, 19/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 21/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 24/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 02/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg



DUFFY

Thomas Patrick Duffy, RNZAF NZ40789 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 10
total sorties undertaken 10 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with HA Roberts’s crew as  F/Gnr
7 Ops with WR Methven’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
03/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover (HA Roberts), 06/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim and Calais, 08/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg, 12/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen and Nurenburg (WR Methven), 13/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen and Dusseldorf, 15/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Boulogne, 26/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburgh and Cherbourgh, 01/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel, 04/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 07/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend



DUGLAN

Gwyn Duglan, RAF 1853266/ 179249 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 15
total sorties undertaken 16 including 1 post war flight. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with NH Thorpe’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr
2 Ops with CH Baigent’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr
1 Op with RA Banks’s crew as  Munder/Gnr
2 Ops with CM Stevens’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr
1 Op with JC Parker’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr
1 Op with AF Woodcock’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr
1 Ops with EG Parsons’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr,
1 Op with JJ Rothwell’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr,
1 Op with W Evenden’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr,
1 Op with LW Hannan’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr,
1 Op with EED Ware’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr,
1 Op with RJ Pearson’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr,
1 Op with AF Thompson’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr,
1 Op with HJD Treewheela’s crew as  Mundr/Gnr,
0 Ops with W Rangiuaia as R/Gnr plus 1 Post War flight

Tour History
09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg (NH Thorpe), 13/02/1945 Attack Against Dresden (CH Baigent), 14/02/1945 Attack Against Chemnitz (RA Banks), 22/02/1945 Attack Against Osterfeld (CM Stevens), 26/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund (JC Parker), 27/02/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen (CM Stevens), 28/02/1945 Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen) (AF Woodcock), 01/03/1945 Attack Against Kamen (EG Parsons), 04/03/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel (KJ Rothwell), 06/03/1945 Attack Against Salzbergen (W Evenden ), 09/03/1945 Attack Against Datteln (LW Hannan), 10/03/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen Buer (EED Ware), 11/03/1945 Attack Against Essen (RJ Pearson), 21/03/1945 Attack Against Munster Viaduct (AF Thompson), 04/04/1945 Attack on Meresburg (HJD Treewheela), 09/04/1945 Attack on Kiel (W Rangiuaia), 29/04/1945 Supply Dropping in the Delf Area (R/Gnr)



DUKE

John Lawrence Duke, RAF 2210530 – Flight Engineer   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 12    killed on 13th Op
total sorties undertaken 13 (92 % completion rate)

Undertook 13 Ops with NH Thorpe’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 06/01/1945 Attack Against Neuss, 11/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld, 13/01/1945 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer, 16/01/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 22/01/1945 Attack Against Duisburg, 01/02/1945 Attack Against Munchen Gladbach, 03/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg, 23/02/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 25/02/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 26/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund

ME450 arrived over base in formation then broke off with the intention of landing. It appeared that a loss of power then occurred in both starboard engines, with smoke coming from the starboard outer. The aircraft lost height in a gentle right turn and crashed NW of the airfield near the village of Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, at 16.10hrs. Four of the crew died in the crash, including the pilot, navigator, air bomber and M/U gunner. The wireless operator (F/S Francis), flight engineer, (Sgt Duke), and the rear gunner, (Sgt Hark), escaped injured. But Sgt Duke died from his injuries two days later.

Died of injuries age 19 on the 28th of February 1945.
Son of John Horace and Gladys Duke, of Stockport.
Buried Stockport Crematorium, Cheshire, England.
Grave location – Panel 3.



DUMMETT

George Frank Dummett, RAF 1377778 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6
total sorties undertaken 6 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with M Wyatt’s crew as  Mu/Gnr
5 Ops with KA McGregor’s crew as  Mu/Gnr

Tour History
16/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin (M Wyatt), 22/08/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands (KA McGregor), 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenbburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin



DUNBAR

 Dunbar, RAF  – Flight Engineer  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 34
total sorties undertaken 34 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 34 Ops with ME Dare’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
01/08/1944 Attack Against Le Nieppe, 03/08/1944 Attack Against L’Isle Adam, 04/08/1944 Attack Against Bec D’Ambes, 16/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin, 18/08/1944 Attack Against Bremen, 31/08/1944 Attack Against Pont Reny, 05/09/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 06/09/1944 Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havre, 08/09/1944 Attack Against Doudenville, 10/09/1944 Attack Against Montivilliers, 17/09/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 28/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 03/10/1944 Attack Against the West Kapelle Dyke, 05/10/1944 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 06/10/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 07/10/1944 Attack Against Emmerich, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg(2), 19/10/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 21/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 23/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 25/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 06/11/1944 Attack Against Coblenz, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg



DUNCAN

G. Duncan, RAF  –   Air Bomber
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 28
total sorties undertaken 28 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 28 Ops with DJ Williams’s crew as  A/B

Tour History
29/10/1944 Attack Against West Kapelle, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 02/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 08/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 04/12/1944 Attack Against Oberhausen, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards, 06/12/1944 Attack Against Mersburg Leuna Oil Refinery, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/12/1944 Sea Mining in Kattegat Area, 19/12/1944 Sea Mining in Dornbusch Area, 23/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 27/12/1944 Attack Against Rheydt, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 01/01/1945 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 03/01/1945 Attack Against Dortmund Oil Refinery, 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer, 16/01/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 22/01/1945 Attack Against Duisburg, 28/01/1945 Attack Against Cologne (Gremberg), 29/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld M/Y



DUNCAN

G. Duncan, RAF 1348085, 137232 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8
total sorties undertaken 8 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with J Joll’s crew as  2nd Pilot
6 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
21/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld  (J’ Joll as 2nd Pilot), 22/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim (actually Mülheim)  (J’ Joll as 2nd Pilot), 25/06/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 03/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg



DUNDAS

Richard Dundas, RAF 986084 – Observer   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 17    killed on 18th Op
total sorties undertaken 18 (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 13 Ops with PF Wilson’s crew as  Obs
5 Ops with GS Nunn’s crew as  Obs

Tour History
21/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim and Cherbourg (P Wilson), 06/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim and Calais, 08/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg, 12/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover and Le Havre, 14/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover, 02/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Frankfurt, 06/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Huls, 08/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kassel, 11/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel, 13/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 15/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg, 20/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend, 29/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Genoa and Frankfurt, 22/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets Mannheim (GS Nunn), 01/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel, 04/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 07/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend, 08/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen

The aircraft was shot down at 21:36hrs by a night fighter (Lt Werner Rowlin, III./NJG1), crashing to the ground at Ijzevoorde (Gelderland), east of Doetinchen, Holland. All crew members were killed and later buried at the Loolaan General Cemetery.

Killed age 23 on the 8th of November 1941.
Son of Robert Elder Dundas and Edith Dundas, of Edinburgh.
Buried Doetinchem (Loolaan) General Cemetery, Holland.
Grave location – Row 1. Grave 8.



DUNFORD

Raumond George Dunford, RNZAF NZ414910 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 25
total sorties undertaken 25 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 25 Ops with GS Phillips’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
05/06/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 14/06/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 21/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 22/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim (actually Mülheim), 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 30/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Remscheld, 02/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 10/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 12/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenbburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 05/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 08/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bouolgne, 15/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Montlucon, 16/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Modene, 22/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover, 23/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 03/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 04/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 08/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bremen



DUNKERLEY

Allan Roy Frank Dunkerley, RAAF AUS.423083 – Air Bomber   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 30    killed on 31st Op
total sorties undertaken 31 (97 % completion rate)

Undertook 31 Ops with LA Martyn’s crew as  A/B

Tour History
14/08/1944 Attack Against Hamel, 15/08/1944 Attack Against the Aerodrome at St. Trond, 25/08/1944 Attack Against Russelsheim, 26/08/1944 Attack Against Kiel, 29/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin, 10/09/1944 Attack Against Montivilliers, 11/09/1944 Mining in the Baltic Sea, 12/09/1944 Attack Against Frankfurt, 14/09/1944 Attack Against Waasenaar, 17/09/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 20/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 25/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 26/09/1944 Attack Against Cap Gris Nez, 04/10/1944 Mining in the Kattegat Area, 06/10/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 07/10/1944 Attack Against Emmerich, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg (2), 22/10/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 23/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 25/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 28/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 29/10/1944 Attack Against West Kapelle, 02/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 04/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 11/11/1944 Attack Against Castrop Rauxel, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Mining in Oslo Fjord

Lancaster Mk.I NN745 AA-A was lost without trace. All seven crew are commemorated on the Runnymeade Memorial.

Lost without trace age 33 on the 21st of November 1944.
Son of Frank and Elizabeth Adelaide Dunkerley, of Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Myra Dunkerley, of Haberfield, New South Wales.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 258.



DUNLOP

Derek Frederick Dunlop, RAF 1005738 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6    killed on 7th Op
total sorties undertaken 7 (86 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with KVD Roe’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
18/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Docks at Dunkirk, 26/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne and Boulogne, 29/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim, 02/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Frankfurt, 06/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Huls, 08/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kassel, 11/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel

Wellington 1C R1038 AA-H and crew was lost without trace.

Lost without trace age 29 on the 12th of September 1941.
Son of Thomas and Alexina Dunlop; Husband of Isabella G. Dunlop, of Glasgow.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 42.



DUNMALL

Kenneth John Dunmall, RAF 1283701 – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 10
total sorties undertaken 10 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with FL Curr’s crew as  2nd Pilot
9 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
06/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Duisburg  (FL Curr as 2nd Pilot), 08/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt (KJ Dunmall), 15/09/1942 Operations. Gardening, 19/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Saarbrucken, 24/09/1942 Operations. Gardening off Texel, 26/09/1942 Operations. Gardening in Baltic, 09/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off East Frisian Islands, 07/12/1942 Operations. Gardening off Frisian Islands, 09/12/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Turin, 17/12/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Fallersleben



DUNMORE

David   Dunmore, RAF  – Air Bomber  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3
total sorties undertaken 8 including 5 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with CH Baigent’s crew as  A/B
2 Ops with PL Trevathen ‘s crew as  A/B, plus 5 Post War flights.

Tour History
04/04/1945 Attack on Meresburg (CH’ Baigent), 09/04/1945 Attack on Kiel (PL Trevarthen), 22/04/1945 Attack on Bremen, 10/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 12/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 25/05/1945 Repatriation of Belgian Refugees, 12/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 25/06/1945 Checking German Radar Equipment



DUNN

C. Dunn, RAF  –   
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 13
total sorties undertaken 21 including 8 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 13 Ops with J Shaw’s crew as  A/B plus 8 Post War flights

Tour History
19/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 28/02/1945 Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen), 01/03/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 04/03/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 07/03/1945 Attack Against Dessau, 17/03/1945 Attack Against Auguste Viktoria, 20/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm, 27/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm (Sachsen), 29/03/1945 Attack Against Salzgitter, 13/04/1945 Minelaying at Kiel, 18/04/1945 Attack on Heligoland, 20/04/1945 Attack on Regensburg, 24/04/1945 Attack on Bad Oldesloe, 03/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft and the Hague, 07/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 11/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt, 12/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 16/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 23/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 26/05/1945 Repatriation of Belgian Refugees to Brussells and Exprisoners of War to England, 03/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive

 



DUNN

John Dunn, RAF 528241 – Flight Engineer  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 20
total sorties undertaken 20 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 20 Ops with JH McDonald’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 30/11/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 02/12/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards, 16/12/1944 Attack Against Siegen, 21/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 23/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 02/01/1945 Attack Against Nurnburg, 05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 07/01/1945 Attack Against Munich, 11/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld, 15/01/1945 Attack Against Langendreer, 16/01/1945 Attack Against Wanne Eickel, 28/01/1945 Attack Against Cologne (Gremberg), 29/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld M/Y



DUNN

Leslie Joseph Dunn, RAF 1001633 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2    killed on 3rd Op
total sorties undertaken 3 (67 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with JFK Sandys’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
08/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 09/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 12/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kiel

There are no details regarding the fate of X.3585 and her crew, all being lost without trace.

Lost without trace age 19 on the 12th of March 1942.
Son of Elizabeth Dunn and Stepson of George Buglass, of Heaton, Newcastle-On-Tyne.
Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 82.



DUNN

William Joseph Dunn, RAF 1520456 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 7    killed on 8th Op
total sorties undertaken 8 (88 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with KM MacKay’s crew as  Mu/Gnr

Tour History
02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Chalons Sur Marne, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg

Lancaster Mk.III ND800 AA-J was lost without trace. All seven crew members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 23 on the 21st of July 1944.
Son of Lawrence and Hilda Dunn, of Golborne, Lancashire.
Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 228.



DUNNETT

Eric Gaul Dunnett, RNZAF NZ42380 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with JL Edwards’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
14/06/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary



DUNNING

Owen Dudley Dunning, RNZAF NZ4213886 – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 3 including 2 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with HC Baigent’s crew as  W/Op
0 Op with ER Plowman ‘s crew as  W/Op, plus 2 Post War flights.

Tour History
22/04/1945 Attack on Bremen (CH Baigent), 30/04/1945 Supply Dropping – Rotterdam (ER Plowman), 02/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft



DUNSTER

Anthiny Cecil Dunster, RAF 1862096, 185323 – Air Gunner  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 8 including 7 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with SMG Peryer’s crew as  R/Gnr plus 7 Post War flights

Tour History
04/04/1945 Attack on Meresburg (Mu/Gnr), 30/04/1945 Supply Dropping – Rotterdam, 09/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War, 11/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt (DNC), 13/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 14/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 27/05/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 25/06/1945 Checking German Radar Equipment



DURNIN

 Durnin, RAF  – Pilot  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with DL Pritchard (2P)’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
17/05/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Boulogne  (DL Prichard as 2nd Pilot)



DUXTON

 Duxton , RAF  – Wireless Operator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with ER Jones’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
26/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Emden and Ostend



DWIGHT

Harold Clarke Dwight, RNZAF NZ421930 – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2
total sorties undertaken 2 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with RE Martin’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
21/09/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 27/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover



DYBLE

 Dyble, RAF  – Air Bomber  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1
total sorties undertaken 1 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with J McCullough’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
06/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Osnabruck



DYER

Sydney Allan Dyer, RNZAF NZ40101 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 12    killed on 13th Op
total sorties undertaken 13 (92 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with PGF Fletcher’s crew as  F/Gnr
11 Ops with REE Fotheringham’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
27/05/1941 Daylight Search for Hipper Class Cruiser (PGF Fletcher as F/Gnr), 02/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf (PGF Fletcher), 10/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 12/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamm, 16/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 18/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Brest, 21/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Dunkirk, 24/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Kiel and Dusseldorf, 27/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Bremen, 30/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 03/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 05/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Munster, 15/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Duisburg

Sgt Fotheringham’s crew failed tio return from the operation – the aircraft was officially recorded as lost without trace. The circumstances were unclear, as no evidence, signals or reports came to light. It seems certain, however, that R3171 came down off the Dutch coast, since two bodies were later washed ashore, one being identified as the captain.

Lost without trace age 19 on the 16th of July 1941.
Son of Sydney Samuel Dyer and May Elizabeth Dyer, of Portobello, Otago, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 63.



DYSON

R. Dyson, RAF  – Navigator  
1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8
total sorties undertaken 8 & 6 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 8 Ops with GF Cleminson’s crew as  Nav plus 5 Post War flights
0 Ops with WG Reay ‘s crew as  Nav, plus 1 Post War flights.

Tour History
05/03/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen (DNC) (GF Cleminson), 06/03/1945 Attack Against Salzbergen, 17/03/1945 Attack Against Auguste Viktoria, 13/04/1945 Attack on Kiel, 14/04/1945 Attack on Potsdam, 18/04/1945 Attack on Heligoland, 22/04/1945 Attack on Bremen, 03/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft and the Hague, 05/05/1945 Supply Dropping at the Hague (WG Reay), 07/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft (GF Cleminson), 10/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 12/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 15/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 08/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive

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