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  • Stephen
    ... F/LT Joe McCarthy DSO DFC BAR RCAF dob 1919 survived war CREW- Sgt William Radcliffe DFC RAF (canadian in RAF). killed May 1952 in a car accident, drowned
    Message 1 of 14 , Aug 29, 2003
      > AIRCREW INFORMATION (EQUALS KNOWN PERSOANLLY TO FAMILY
      > OR CLOSE FRIENDS OF FAMILY) ****
      > WAVE 2
      F/LT Joe McCarthy DSO DFC BAR RCAF
      dob 1919 survived war
      CREW-
      Sgt William Radcliffe DFC RAF
      (canadian in RAF). killed May 1952 in a car accident, drowned in the
      Fraser river British Columbia. survived war....
      F/Sgt Donald McLean DFM RCAF- survived war
      Sgt Leonard Eaton DFM RAF-survived war
      Sgt George Johnson DFM RAF-survived war.
      Sgt Ronald Batson DFM RAF- survived war
      F/O David Rodger DFC RCAF-survived war. dob 1918
      F/LT Robert Barlow DFC RAAF **** dob 1911 KIA 16.05.1943 was flying
      his 30th operation when lost. had just been premotted to acting F/LT
      and was unaware that he had received the DFC as it was gazetted
      14.05.1943, DFC eventually being sent on to his parents in Carlton
      Australia where it was finally presented to them in 1944.
      CREW-
      Sgt Samuel Whillis RAF dob 1912 KIA 16.05.1943
      F/O Phillip Burgess RAF dob 1923 KIA 16.05.1943
      F/O Charles Williams DFC (POST FOR PREVIOUS OPS. LIKE BOB PRESENTED
      TO FAMILY IN 1945 AS IT WAS NOT GAZ TIL 20.07.1945. IN QLD
      AUSTRALIA.) RAAF. DOB 1909. KIA 16.05.1943.
      Sgt Alan Gillespie DFC RAF KIA 16.05.1943. ALSO POST DFC GAZ
      20.07.1945 FOR OPS PRE DAMS. PRESENTED TO FAMILY, CARLISLE LATE 1945
      EARLY 1946.
      F/O Harvey Glinz RCAF DOB 1921 KIA 16.05.1943
      Sgt Jack Liddell RAF dob 1925 KIA 16.05.1943
      F/LT John (Les) Munro DSO DFC RNZAF
      dob 1919 NZ
      survived war-returned to farming as he was pre war.
      CREW-
      Sgt Frank Appleby DFM RAF survived war
      F/O Francis Rumbles DFC BAR RAFVR survived war emigrated to south
      africa
      Sgt Percy Pigeon DFC RCAF DOB 1917 DIED 23.03.1967 RETIRED RCAF
      06.12.1962. survived war
      Sgt James Clay DFC RAF survied war
      Sgt William Howarth DFM RAF survived war
      F/Sgt Harvey Weeks DFC RCAF survived war
      Sgt Vernon Byers RCAF (FLEW WITH 467 RAAF) DOB 1911 KIA 16.05.1943.
      CREW-
      Sgt Alastair Taylor RAF dob 1923 KIA 16.05.1943
      P/O James Warner RAF KIA 16.05.1943
      Sgt John Wilkinson RAF DOB 1922 KIA 16.05.1943
      Sgt Arthur Whitaker RAF KIA 16.05.1943
      Sgt Charles Jarvie RAF DOB 1922 KIA 16.05.1943
      Sgt James McDowell RCAF KIA 16.05.1943
      P/O Geoff Rice DFC RAF
      DOB 1917. SURVIVED WAR. Shot down 20.12.1943 by a Luftwaffe night
      fighter over France while on ops with 617 post dams. evaded for 6
      months. betrayed to Gestapo and captured. POW for remainder of war.
      Died peacefully in his sleep 1981.
      CREW-
      Sgt Edward Smith RAF dob 1919 KIA 20.12.1943
      F/O Richard MacFarlane RAFVR KIA 20.12.1943
      Sgt Chester Gowrie RCAF DOB 1920 KIA 20.12.1943. RED CROSS REPORT
      BOTH HE AND SGT BURNS WERE SHOT BY GERMANS....after bailing out.
      F/Sgt John Thrasher RCAF dob 1920 KIA 20.12.1943
      Sgt Thomas Maynard RAF DOB 1923 KIA 20.12.1943
      Sgt Stephen Burns KIA 20.12.1943. RED CROSS REPORT FOUND THAT HE AND
      CHESTER SURVIVED BAIL OUT BUT WERE SHOT BY GERMANS AFTER BEING
      CAPTURED. UNKNOWN AS TO WEATHER THIS WAS GERMAN ARMED FORCES OR
      CIVILLIANS. BOTH REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN BASHED AND SEVERLEY INJURED
      PRIOR TO DEATH. UNKNOWN IF DUE TO CRASH/BAIL OUT OR OTHER REASONS.
      NB Geoff was very lucky not to have been caught or same fate may have
      befallen him. he stated that the a/c disentergrated around him then
      the next thing he remebers is waking up in a field with a broken
      wrist and other injuries and bits of his Lanc all around him....
      END OF WAVE 2
    • Stephen
      ... P/O Warner Ottley (POST DFC presented to family in Canada 1945/46. gaz 29.06.1945 for pre dams ops.)DFC RCAF. Was flying his 32nd op when lost. CREW- Sgt
      Message 2 of 14 , Aug 29, 2003
        > AIRCREW INFORMATION (EQUALS KNOWN PERSOANLLY TO FAMILY
        > OR CLOSE FRIENDS OF FAMILY) ****
        > WAVE 3
        P/O Warner Ottley (POST DFC presented to family in Canada 1945/46.
        gaz 29.06.1945 for pre dams ops.)DFC RCAF. Was flying his 32nd op
        when lost.
        CREW-
        Sgt Ronald Marsden RAF dob 1920 KIA 16.05.1943
        F/O Jack Barrett DFC RAF dob 1921. KIA 16.05.1943. POST DFC GAZ
        29.06.1945 FOR PRE DAMS OPS. PRESENTED TO FAMILY IN ESSEX LATE 1945.
        Sgt Jack Guterman DFM RAF. dob 1920 KIA 16.05.1943. award gaz
        14.05.1943. unaware of award presented to family 1944 in Surrey.
        F/Sgt Thomas Johnston RAF KIA 16.05.1943
        F/Sgt Frank Tees dob 1923. survived war. died March 1982. Shot down
        16.05.1943. only survivor of air crew. burned badly due to crash.Was
        thrown clear of wreckage of his turret in tail of Lancaster found 4
        kms away from a/c point of loss.Eventually transfered to POW camp L6
        based at Heydekruge after extensive stays in POW hospitials. Was
        being considered for repatriation to uk via red cross when war
        ended.
        Sgt Harry Strange RAF DOB 1923 KIA 16.05.1943
        P/O Lewis Burpee DFM RCAF dob 1918 KIA 17.05.1943
        Held a degree in the arts....
        was on op 27 when lost.
        CREW-
        Sgt Guy Pegler dob 1921 KIA 17.05.1943
        Sgt Thomas Jaye RAF DOB 1922 KIA 17.05.1943
        P/O Leonard Weller dob 1915 KIA 17.05.1943
        Sgt James Arthur RCAF dob 1918 KIA 17.05.1943
        Sgt William Long RAF DOB 1924 KIA 17.05.1943
        F/Sgt Joseph Brady RCAF DOB 1916 KIA 17.05.1943
        F/Sgt Ken Brown CGM RCAF
        DOB 1920 survived war. Dams raid only his 8th operation. retired
        RCAF 1967.
        CREW-
        Sgt Harry Feneron RAF survived war
        Sgt Dudley Heal DFM RAF dob 1916 survived war. dams raid only his 7th
        op.
        Sgt Harry Hewstone RAF survived war
        Sgt Stefan Oancia DFM RCAF dams raid was his 6th op. dob 1923.
        survived war. emigrated to USA.
        Sgt Daniel Allatson RAF dob 1924 KIA 16.09.1943 flying with F/S WG
        Divall. Was part of his crew normally last minute replacement to Kens
        air crew due to illness of their normal AG Sgt D M Buntaine RAF(
        died 1981. survived war. flew with 617 up to march 1944.). Returned
        to F/S William Divall RAF (dob 1922 KIA 16.09.1943)air crew post dams
        raid.
        F/Sgt Grant MacDonald RAF survived war
        F/Sgt William Townsend CGM DFM RAF
        DOB 1921. Survived war. joined army 1941. sent to royal artillery
        regt. transfered to RAF 1941.
        CREW-
        Sgt Dennis Powell MID RAF dob 1922 KIA 16.09.1943
        P/O Cecil Howard DFC RAAF ****
        DOB 1913 Survived war. returned to Australia. dams raid was his 26th
        op.
        F/Sgt George Chalmers DFC DFM RAF survived war
        Sgt Charles Franklin DFM BAR RAF dob 1913 survived war died 25.01.1975
        dams raid was his 29th op.
        Sgt Douglas Webb DFM RAF dob 1922 survived war. dams raid was his
        26th op.
        Sgt Raymond Wilkinson DFM RAF dob 1922. survived war. flew with 617
        upto oct 1943 then returned to 617 oct 1944 til wars end. stayed with
        sqd til being discharged sep 1946. died 1980.
        F/Sgt Cyril Anderson RAF KIA 23.09.1943. Was on his 23rd trip includ
        dams op when lost in action with 49 RAF sqd. only flew dams raid then
        was at own request returned to old sqd with crew. dams raid was his
        10th op.
        CREW-
        Sgt Robert Patterson RAF dob 1907 KIA 23.09.1943
        Sgt John Nugent RAF DOB 1914 KIA 23.09.1943
        Sgt William Bickle RAF KIA 23.09.1943
        Sgt Gilbert Green RAF DOB 1922 KIA 23.09.1943
        Sgt Eric Ewan RAF DOB 1922 KIA 23.09.1943
        Sgt Arthur Buck RAF KIA 23.09.1944.
        NB lost flying ED702 during a raid on Mannheim. Cause of loss
        unknown. posted a/c missing as of this date.
        end of wave 3
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