ND800

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – ND800

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 07/07/44 Vaires AA-J F/S Hubbard 04:07
1 10/07/44 Nucourt AA-J F/S Hubbard 03:21
2 12/07/44 Vaires AA-J F/S Hubbard 03:40
3 15/07/44 Chalons Sur Marne AA-J F/S Mackay 06:04
2 17/07/44 Vaires AA-J F/S Adolph 02:50
4 18/07/44 Aulnoye AA-J F/S Mackay 03:30
5 18/07/44 Cagny AA-J F/S Adolph 03:25
6 20/07/44 Homberg AA-J F/S Mackay missing
 Total Op hours 26:57

 

20/07/1944 – Attack Against Homberg
Twenty six aircraft took off, as detailed, to attack the oil refinery at Homberg. Nineteen aircraft were successful in bombing the target, with the aid of markers, which seemed well concentrated. Two good explosions were seen and smoke came up from the target area. Heavy A.A. fire was moderate, but fighters were very active, eight combats taking place. Seven aircraft failed to return, the captains were AUS22776 W/O. Gilmour, H., NZ428819 F/S. Howell, E., NZ421829 F/S. Mackay, K., NZ422057 F/S. Davidson, N., NZ42488 W/O. Whittington, H., NZ413219 F/S. Roche, G. & NZ414560 P/O. Burtt, H.

Lancaster Mk.III ND800 AA-J

F/S Kenneth McIndoe Mackay, RNZAF NZ421829 – Pilot.
F/S Eric James Quinn, RNZAF NZ4210077 – Navigator.
F/O Roy King Jones, RNZAF NZ425611 – Air Bomber.
W/O William John. Davies, RAFVR 616191 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Ronald Knapton, RAFVR 1681317 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. William Joseph Dunn, RAFVR 1520456 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S JIm Worth, RNZAF NZ425510 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:37 – Landed missing
Flight Time – Missing

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

P/O Kenneth McIndoe Mackay, RNZAF NZ421829 – Pilot.
Lost without trace age 27.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 263.

F/S Eric James Quinn, RNZAF NZ4210077 – Navigator.
Lost without trace age 20.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 264.

F/O Roy King Jones, RNZAF NZ425611 – Air Bomber.
Lost without trace age 26.
Son Of Llewellyn O. And Hannah Elizabeth Jones, Of Marton, Wellington, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 262.

W/O William John Davies, RAF 616191 – Wireless Operator.
Lost without trace age 25.
Son of Benjamin and Grace Davies; Husband of Menai Davies, of Abertillery, Monmouthshire.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 213.

F/S Ronald Knapton, RAFVR 1681317 – Flight Engineer.
Lost without trace age 22.
Son Of Harry And Dora C. Knapton, Of South Crosland, Yorkshire.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 219.

Sgt. William Joseph Dunn, RAFVR 1520456 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Lost without trace age 23.
Son of Lawrence and Hilda Dunn, of Golborne, Lancashire.
Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 228.

F/S Jim Worth, RNZAF NZ425510 – Rear Gunner.
Lost without trace age 24.
Son Of Robert Leslie And Ellen Bertha Worth, Of Otorohanga, Auckland, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 264.