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Boston W8264 TH-

418 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  02 août 1942   Mission :  Intrusion nocturne
                                       
        Décollage :  Bradwell Bay 23:55
     
        Causes du crash :  inconnue      
        Lieu du crash :  vers Evreux (27)      
                                       
P/O Frank Ennis BLAMIRES Pil RCAF J/6951 KIA néo-zélandais engagé dans la RCAF
Sgt Harold Lewis GREN WOP A/G RNZAF 404602 KIA Inhumé à Évreux (27) 
F/Sgt William Guthrie PRIME Obs RCAF R/88205 KIA  
                                       

  

                                       
 

Mosquito DZ413 GB-K

105 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  26 février 1943   Mission :  Attaque d'un dépôt de la marine à Rennes (35)
                                       
        Décollage :  Marham à 16:46      
        Causes du crash :  Collision avec le Mosquito DZ365
     
        Lieu du crash :  "Les Landes d'Apigné" à Le Rheu (35)
     
                                       
F/O Spencer Griffith KIMMEL Pil RCAF J/9561 KIA Américain engagé dans la RCAF
F/O Harry Nettleton KIRKLAND Nav RCAF J/10427 KIA Inhumé à Rennes (35)
               
                                       

   

                                       
 

Stirling BK646 AA-N

75 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  15 juin 1943   Mission :  Pose de mines dans l'estuaire de la Gironde
                                       
        Décollage :  Newmarket à 22:53      
        Causes du crash :  Abattu par Hptm Walter Fenske 11./NJG 5      
        Lieu du crash :  "La Gouesserie" à Moulins (35)      
                                       
Sgt Eric Gaul DUNNETT Nav RNZAF   POW  
F/O Harry Nettleton EDWARDS Pil RAF VR 130636 KIA  
Sgt Elfed Foulkes JONES A/G RAF   POW  
P/O Russel George KIRBY A/B RAF VR 134555 EVA  
Sgt Thomas MAXWELL A/G RAF   POW  
Sgt Joseph Germain Fabien SANSOUCY F/Eng RCAF R/66953 EVA  
Sgt Basil William RAWLINSON WOP A/G RNZAF   POW  
                                       

 

                                     
 

Halifax JD107 EQ-Y

408 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  20 juin 1943   Mission :  Bombardement des usines Schneider Le Creusot (71)
                                       
        Décollage :  Leeming à 21:59      
        Causes du crash :  Abattu par la chasse de nuit
     
        Lieu du crash :  Vers Caen (14)      
                                       
F/O Roderick Jerome John BALL A/G RCAF J/12326 POW  
P/O Richard Anthony Symes BEM Pil RAF VR 141129 INJ/POW  
Sgt Harold Allan BROWN A/G RCAF R/120948 POW  
P/O James DENHOLM Nav RAF VR 1347901 KIA  
P/O Douglas Carter HORNER F/Eng RCAF J/17468 KIA  
F/O Peter Regonald QUANCE WOP A/G RAAF 411378 KIA  
F/Lt Max SAMUELS A/B RCAF J/17087 KIA  
                                       

 

                                     
 

Halifax JD109 ZA-Y

10 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  20 juin 1943   Mission :  Bombardement des usines Schneider Le Creusot (71)
                                       
        Décollage :  Melbourne à 22:15      
        Causes du crash :         
        Lieu du crash :         
                                       
Sgt William George BROWN WOP A/G RAF VR 1384984 POW  
F/Sgt Jack Edwin LEWIS A/G RCAF R/139045 KIA  
Sgt William John McKAY A/B RAF VR 1391576 POW  
Sgt Henry Charles William NASH Nav RAF VR 1377535 EVA  
Sgt G.W. ROCKWOOD F/Eng RAF  339812 POW  
Sgt Jack SUTCLIFFE A/G RAF VR 1324374 EVA  
Sgt Jack WATSON Pil RAF VR 1239046 POW  
                                       

 

                                     
 

Boston W8394 TH-

418 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  23 juin 1943   Mission :  Intrusion de nuit vers Tours / Orléans
                                       
        Décollage :  Ford à 01:01
     
        Causes du crash :         
        Lieu du crash :  vers Pont-Audemer (27) ??      
                                       
F/O Duncan Alexander CARMICHAEL Obs RCAF J/12295 KIA  
P/O Ernest Quarrier FINDLAY Pil RCAF J/18008 KIA  
W/O2 John Wallace ROBERTSON WOP A/G RCAF R/115691 KIA  
                                       

 

                                     
 

Boston BZ296 RH-H

88 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  08 août 1943   Mission :  Bombardement d'un dépot de la Kriegsmarine à Rennes (35)
                                       
        Décollage :  Swanton Morley à 14:52      
        Causes du crash :  Abattu par la Flak      
        Lieu du crash :  "Le Haut Plessis" à La Chapelle-des-Fougeretz (35)      
                                       
F/O Walter Patterson ANGUS Pil RAF VR 146970 KIA  
P/O LesLie Charles BROWN Nav RAF 147136 EVA  
P/O Sydney OLIVER WOP A/G RAF VR 146933 MIA Runnymede memorial
                                       

 

                                     
 

Boston BZ325 OM-U

107 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  08 août 1943   Mission :  Bombardement d'un dépot de la Kriegsmarine à Rennes (35)
                                       
        Décollage :  Hartfordbridge à 14:35      
        Causes du crash :  Abattu par la Flak      
        Lieu du crash :  Rue Amiral Courbet à Rennes (35)      
                                       
Sgt Herbert Stanley AIREY A/G RAF VR 1094810 KIA  
F/O William Charles COATES WOP A/G RAF VR 1378223 KIA  
P/O Matthew Leonard GLYNN Nav RAF 52708 KIA  
W/O John ROBERTS Pil RAF VR 1127188 KIA  
               
                                       

 

                                     
 

P51 Mustang AP191 SP-O

400 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  03 janvier 1944
  Mission :  Reconnaissance photo
                                       
        Décollage :  Redhill à 11:00
     
        Causes du crash :         
        Lieu du crash :  vers Cabourg (14) / Trouville (14)      
                                       
P/O William Herkis JESSIMAN RCAF J/10390 KIA Mentioned in Despatches
               
                                       

 

                                       
 

Lancaster ND449 GT-M

156 Sqn

                                       
  Date :
7 mai 1944
  Mission : Bombardement d'installations ferroviaires à Mantes la Jolie (78)
                                       
        Décollage :
Upwood à 00:48
     
        Causes du crash :
Abattu par des Fw190      
        Lieu du crash :
Le Fidelaire (27)  
                                       
F/Lt Henry Dixie CHURCHILL Pil RAF VR 124782 KIA Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar Inhumé à Le Fidelaire (27)
F/O John Douglas FOSTER Nav RAF VR 143467 KIA Distinguished Flying Cross Inhumé à Le Fidelaire (27)
Sgt Donald Frederick HAYWARD A/G RAF VR 1332324 EVA Distinguished Flying Medal
F/O Peter Vaughan JONES Nav RAF VR 151230 EVA Distinguished Flying Cross
Sgt R.D. MAILE WOP A/G RAF   EVA  
F/Sgt George Maurice Gordon MEER F/Eng RAF VR 1094376 EVA Distinguished Flying Medal
F/O Earle Freeman WARREN A/G RCAF J/17093 KIA Distinguished Flying Medal 
                                       
Distinguished Flying Cross.
Acting Flight Lieutenant Henry Dixie CHURCHILL (124782), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 103 Squadron.
"One night in January, 1944, this officer was the pilot of an aircraft detailed to attack Brunswick. When crossing the enemy coast on the outward journey, the aircraft was subjected to heavy fire from the ground defences. One of the engines was hit by shrapnel and it caught fire. The flames were extinguished but the engine was useless. Although some height was lost, Flight Lieutenant Churchill went on to the target and pressed home a vigorous and accurate bombing attack. This officer had cpmpleted many sorties against important and well defended targets and has invariably displayed great skill, courage and resolution."
Fifth Supplement to The London Gazette of tuesday, the 1st of FEBRUARY, 1944
 
Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross.
Acting Flight Lieutenant Henry Dixie CHURCHILL, D.F.C. (124782), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, n° 156 Squadron
Distinguished Flying Medal.
1094376 Flight Sergeant George MEER Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve n° 156 Squadron.
"This officier and airman were pilot and flight engineer respectively of an aircraft which attacked Karlsruhe one night in April 1944. Soon after the bombs had been released the aircraft sustained damage to both wings, the flaps and one of the petrol tanks from which a considerable amount of the contents was lost and a fire started close to the rear turret. Flight Lieutenant Churchill had great difficulty in maintaining control of the aircraft. Nevertheless, he continued to give directions for fighting the fire, a task which Flight Sergeant Meer gallantly attempted. The flames increased in intensity but, although distressed by petrol fumes and deprived of the full use of oxygen, Flight Sergeant Meer worked unremittingly and finally succeeded in putting out fire. After a hazardous flight, Flight Lieutenant Churchill eventually landed the badly damaged bomber at an airfield in England. He displayed skill, determination and devotion to duty beyond praise. Flight Sergeant Meer also proved himself to be a most dependable memeber of aircraft crew. His coolness and bravery in a trying situation a fine example"
Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of tuesday, the 23rd of MAY 1944

 

                                     
 

Lancaster ND845 MG-C

7 Sqn

                                       
  Date : 20 mai 1944   Mission :  Bombardement d'installations ferroviaires au Mans (72)
                                       
        Décollage :  Oakington à 22:22
     
        Causes du crash :  Abattu par la Flak      
        Lieu du crash :  Le Mans (72)      
                                       
S/Ldr John BAKER Nav RAF VR 120393 KIA Distinguished Service Order Distinguished Flying Cross
Inhumé au Mans (72)
W/C James Fraser BARRON Pil RNZAF 401749 KIA Distinguished Service Order and Bar Distinguished Flying Cross Distinguished Flying Medal Inhumé au Mans (72)
S/Ldr Philip Robert COLDWELL Nav RAF VR 137578 KIA Distinguished Service Order Distinguished Flying Medal
Inhumé au Mans (72)
  W/O Joseph LAMONBY A/G RAF VR 947546 MIA Runnymede memorial
P/O Albert PRICE A/B RAF 54651 MIA Runnymede memorial
F/O Jack William WALTERS WOP A/G RNZAF 404106 MIA Distinguished Flying Cross Runnymede memorial
F/O Robert Lorne WEATHERAIL A/G RCAF J/18150 KIA Distinguished Flying Medal
F/Sgt Derek William WOOD F/Eng RAF VR 963941 MIA Runnymede memorial
                                       
Distinguished Service Order.
Acting Squadron Leader John BAKER, D.F.C. (120393), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 405 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron.
This officer has participated in a very large number of sorties, involving attacks on a wide range of well defended enemy targets. He is a fear­less and devoted member of aircraft crew, whose determination to bomb his targets accurately has won him great success. In the air and on the ground his conduct has been exemplary and he has set the finest example of devotion to duty, never sparing himself in his efforts to strike at the enemy at every opportunity.
THIRD SUPPLEMENT to THE LONDON GAZETTE of TUESDAY, the 6th of JUNE, 1944
 
Distinguished Service Order.
Acting Flight Lieutenant Phillip Robert COLDWELL, D.F.M. (137578) Royal Air Force Volunteer Re­serve, No. 7 Squadron.
Flight Lieutenant Coldwell has Completed a large number of sorties, many of them to far distant targets in Germany and often against heavy opposi­tion. He is a navigator of exceptional ability and his work, carefully planned and brilliantly executed, has been reflected in the repeated successes obtained. Flight Lieutenant Coldwell is a most valuable member of the squadron and his praiseworthy qualities have set a high standard.
FOURTH SUPPLEMENT to THE LONDON GAZETTE of TUESDAY, the 21st of SEPTEMBER, 1943
 
Distinguished Service Order.
Acting FIight Lieutenant James Fraser BARRON, D.F.C., D F.M.  (N.Z.401749),  Royal New Zealand Air Force, No. 7 Squadron.
One night in February, 1943, this officer was the captain of an aircraft detailed to attack Cologne. When nearing the target area his air­craft was held in a cone of searchlights and subjected to heavy fire from the ground  defences. Despite this, Flight Lieutenant Barron remained on his course, defying an intense and concentrated barrage and pressed home a successful  attack on his second run over the target. This officer displayed exceptional gallantry and devotion to duty, setting an example of the highest order. 
SECOND SUPPLEMENT to THE LONDON GAZETTE of TUESDAY, the 2nd, of MARCH, 1943
Bar to  Distinguished Service Order.
Acting Wing Commander James Fraser BARRON, D.S.O., D.F.C., D.F.M. (N.Z.401749), Royal New Zealand Air Force, No. 7 Squadron.
One night in May, 1944, this officer partici­pated in an attack on an airfield at Nantes. By his appreciation of the responsibilities entrusted to him and the skill and precision with which he executed his attack, Wing Commander Barron con­tributed in a large measure to the success achieved. Since being awarded the Distinguished Service Order this officer has taken part in many attacks on dangerous  and difficult targets. He is an outstand­ing captain whose example of skill, bravery and deterrmnation has impressed all.
FOURTH SUPPLEMENT to THE LONDON GAZETTE of TUESDAY, the 13th of JUNE, 1944
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