NN745

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – NN745

 

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 15/11/44 Dortmund Hit by flak once AA-A F/O Rees 04:52
2 20/11/44 Homberg AA-A F/L Barton 04:33
3 21/11/44 Mining in Oslo Fjord FTR AA-A F/L Martyn Missing
Total Op hours 9:25

 

21/11/1944 – Mining in Oslo Fjord
Three aircraft took off to lay mines in the Oslo Fjord. Two aircraft planted their mines in good visibility and without opposition. One aircraft captained by NZ417082 A/F/L L. Martyn, failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.I NN745 AA-A

F/L Leslie Arthur Martyn, RNZAF NZ417082 – Pilot.
F/O Thomas Issac Elliot, RNZAF NZ421364 – Navigator.
F/O Allan Roy Frank Dunkerley, RAAF AUS.423083 – Air Bomber.
F/S John Calverley Crabtree, RAFVR 1492180 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Charles Ronald Starkey, RAFVR 1863956 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. George Lindsay, RAFVR 1624589 – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O Andrew Roy Wright, RCAF J.88789 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 13:46 – Landed –
Flight Time – Missing

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

F/L Leslie Arthur Martyn, RNZAF NZ417082 – Pilot.
Lost without trace age 35.
Son of Jessie Martyn, of Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 262.

F/O Thomas Isaac Elliot, RNZAF NZ421364 – Navigator.
Lost without trace age 24.
Son of Herbert Elliot and of Ina Elliot (Nee Gernhoefer), of Awakino, Auckland, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 262.

P/O Allan Roy Frank Dunkerley, RAAF AUS.423083 – Air Bomber.
Lost without trace age 33.
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.

F/S John Calverley Crabtree, RAFVR 1493180 – Wireless Operator.
Lost without trace age 35.
Son of Percy J. C. and Ada M. Crabtree, of Sheffield; Husband of Marjorie Crabtree, of Sheffield.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 216.

Sgt. Charles Ronald Starkey, RAFVR 1863956 – Flight Engineer.
Lost without trace age 20.
Son of Charles W. G. and Ellen E. D. Starkey, of Charlton, London.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 238.

Sgt. George Lindsay, RAFVR 1624589 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Lost without trace age 21.
Son of Millicent Lindsay, and Stepson of Arthur Bridge, of Bury, Lancashire.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 233.

P/O Andrew Roy Wright, RCAF 88789 – Rear Gunner.
Lost without trace age 21.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 253.