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Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Wesley Wright, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Hello and welcome. Well done, Peter.
     
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Thomas C.Jordan--235 SQD R.A.F. Died 27/06/1940-Oegstgeest Protestant C/Yard.

    27 June 1940
    235 Squadron Coastal Command.
    Blenheim IV-F N3543.

    Failed to return to Bircham Newton. Shot down by Me109-Es near Zuider Zee.
     
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    William J.Lilly 50sqd-R.A.F.V.R.-Died 24/09/1944-Runnymede Mem.
    24 September 1944

    50 Squadron.
    Lancaster I LM264 VN-J
    Op. Calais

    Took off 1728 hrs Skellingthorpe to bomb strong points.

    Calais raid 24 September 1944

    Calais: 188 aircraft - 101 Lancasters, 62 Halifaxes, 25 Mosquitos. The German positions were completely covered by cloud at 2,000ft and only 126 aircraft bombed. Most of these bombed Oboe-aimed skymarkers, but some aircraft came below cloud to bomb visually and 7 Lancasters and 1 Halifax were shot down by light flak, which was very accurate at such a height.
     
  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Wilson Lilly-R.A.F.V.R.-Died 11/08/1945--Labuan War Cem.-Malaysia
    POW. Unit not known. Held Java, Singapore, Borneo (Kuching) Died Kuching 11 August 1945.
     
  5. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    John L.Carson--201sqd R.A.F.--Died-29/10/1940--carmoney Church of Ireland.
    29 October 1940

    201 Squadron
    Sunderland I P9622 ZM-W
    Op. Air Sea Rescue Search

    While lost at Dunnett Head, Caithness, flew into a hill about 28 miles south west of Wick and caught fire.
     
  6. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    At the time of the above loss 802 Squadron FAA were serving on HMS Glorious when the aircraft carrier was lost.....

    The squadron ceased to exist with the loss of HMS Glorious, sunk by the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau on 8 June 1940 during the defence of Norway.

    I wonder whether he was attached to 802 Sqn FAA or whether he was a member of ground crew from either 46 Sqn or 263 Sqn RAF. Apparently 41 RAF ground crew were lost when the Glorious sank.

    http://rhaido.com/memorial/a_avenell/hms_glorious.pdf

    Welcome to the forum by the way, Wesley.

    Nick
     
  7. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Good point Nick. Will we ever know?

    For my above posts credit goes to.....

    Bomber Command Losses various volumes - W R. Chorley
    Coastal Command Losses Vol.1 - McNeill
    The Bristol Blenheim - Warner
    The Unsung Heroes of the RAF - L & P Stubbs
     
  8. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

  9. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Nick,

    According to 'The Right of the Line' - Terraine, the RAF lost 41 men in total on Glorious.
     
  10. Wesley Wright

    Wesley Wright Member

    Great "stuff" guys.
    Thanks for all the information.
    wesley wright
     
  11. Wesley Wright

    Wesley Wright Member

    Cecil H. Macauley-158 sqd R.A.F-Died 01/09/1943-Hanover War Cem.
    William Magee-70 sqd R.A.F.-Died 13/04/1943--El Alamein Mem.
    Pilot John McAdam-41sqd R.A.F-Died 20/02/1941--Islandmagee Cemetery
    David A. McAuley-R.A.F.V.R. Died 07/01/1943-Sault Marie Cem-Ontario
    George McAuley D.F.C.--218 SQD R.A.F.V.R.--20/08/1942--Runnymede Mem.
    Edward McCluggage-236 sqd-R.A.F.Died-13/12/1939--Larne Cemetery
    Terence McCormick--R.A.F.-Died-09/07/1942--Larne Cem
    Thomas McFaul--R.A.F.-Died-17/01/1941-Kilwaughter Cem.
    Joseph B. McHENDRY--50 SQD R.AF.V.R.-Died 15/06/1943-Schoonselhof Cem.
    Wesley Wright
     
  12. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Cecil H. Macauley-158 sqd R.A.F-Died 01/09/1943-Hanover War Cem.
    31 August-1 September 1943

    158 Squadron
    Halifax II HR738 NP-Z 'Zombie's Zephyr'
    Op. Berlin

    Took off 2012 hrs Lissett. Shot down by night-fighter and crashed at Dumberg between Bad Lippsringe and Altenbeken, two towns 8 km NE and 14 km ENE of Paderborn.


    Berlin raid 31 August/1 September 1943

    622 aircraft - 331 Lancasters, 176 Halifaxes, 106 Stirlings, 9 Mosquitos carried out a further attack on Berlin.
    This raid was not successful. There was some cloud in the target area; this, together with difficulties with H2S equipment and probably the ferocity of the German defences, all combined to cause the Pathfinder markers to be dropped well south of the centre of the target area and the Main Force bombing to be even further away. The main bombing area eventually extended 30 miles back along the bombers' approach route. After this raid, Gauleiter Goebbels ordered the evacuation from Berlin of all children and all adults not engaged in war work to country areas or to towns in Eastern Germany where air raids were not expected. 47 aircraft - 20 Halifaxes, 17 Stirlings, 10 Lancasters - lost, 1.6 per cent of the force. The Stirling casualties were 16.0 per cent! Approximately two thirds of the bombers lost were shot down by German fighters operating over or near Berlin. The use of 'fighter flares', dropped by German aircraft to 'mark' the bomber routes into and away from the target, was noted for the first time in Bomber Command records.
     
  13. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Pilot John McAdam-41sqd R.A.F-Died 20/02/1941--Islandmagee Cemetery

    20 February 1941

    41 Squadron
    Spitfire IIa P7320

    Patrol. Shot down by Werner Molders of JG51, 1550 hrs.
     
  14. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    George McAuley D.F.C.--218 SQD R.A.F.V.R.--20/08/1942--Runnymede Mem.

    20-21 August 1942

    218 Squadron
    Stirling I W615 HA-M
    Op. Gardening

    Took off 2025 hrs Downham Market to lay mines in Kiel Harbour. lost over the Baltic Sea.
     
  15. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Joseph B. McHENDRY--50 SQD R.AF.V.R.-Died 15/06/1943-Schoonselhof Cem.

    14-15 June 1943

    50 squadron
    Lancaster III ED810 VN-Z
    Op. Oberhausen

    Took off Skellingthorpe. Shot down by a night-fighter (Uffz Rudolf Frank, 2./NJG3) and crashed 0124 hrs at Ekeren (Antwerp) 8 km north from the centre of Antwerp.
     
  16. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Regarding the shooting down of Lancaster III W5003 PO-H - besides HAWKINS, HENRY VICTOR (Sergeant); Service Number 658138 the following airmen were on board:

    CARRINGTON, James Llewellyn - (Pilot Officer); Service Number – 413167 RAAF
    BROOKES – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 1482399
    KING, A D – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 1315880
    GREEN – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 1011353
    BRADLEY – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 620508
    DRAKE – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 1480717


    This list is from the Aussie airman's service file, which is available to be read online - I can't open it due to the lack of capacity on the server I'm using but if more details on Hawkins is required then it might be found on the file. Please note that the names and service numbers of other crewmen is as transcribed by archives staff from original records, sometimes typos are present.

    cheers


    Dave
     
  17. Wesley Wright

    Wesley Wright Member

    Peter--thanks ever so much for all your help.
    Can you tell me which books on RAF Losses you would recommend.
    I have approx. another 20 +Raf men whom I would like more information .
    Thanks once again.
    Wesley Wright
     
  18. Wesley Wright

    Wesley Wright Member

    Thanks Dave--which one is a "Aussie"?
    Wesley Wright
     
  19. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Thanks Dave--which one is a "Aussie"?
    Wesley Wright

    Hi Wesley,

    This is the Aussie which has the RAAF at the right..

    CARRINGTON, James Llewellyn - (Pilot Officer); Service Number – 413167 RAAF
    BROOKES – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 1482399
    KING, A D – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 1315880
    GREEN – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 1011353
    BRADLEY – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 620508
    DRAKE – (Sergeant); Service Number – RAF 1480717

    James Llewellyn Carrington.jpg
    Roll of Honour - James Llewellyn Carrington

    James Llewellyn Carrington

    Service number: 413167
    Rank: Pilot Officer [PO]
    Unit: 467 Squadron
    Service: RAAF
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 28 July 1943
    Place of death: Germany
    Cause of death: Flying Battle
    Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force




    Some more information here from the
    Aircrew Remembrance Society Website
    Carrington





    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  20. Wesley Wright

    Wesley Wright Member

    James P. McKAY-Royal Canadian A.F.-Died 03/09/1941--Dunkirk Town cemetery.
    W.J.Mckay(Bill)-10th Sqd R.A.F.-Died 20/06/1943--Bretteville-sur-Laize cem.
    John McKinstry--35th Sqd R.A.F.V.R.-Died 08/06/1942-Heverelee Cemetery
    Wing Comm. Malcolm M.McMULLAN-Men in Dis.-R.A.F.-Died 17/07/1942-Hawarden Cem.
    Hugh Mitchell--214 Sqd-R.A.F.-Died 01/04/1942--Middelkerke Cem.

    Wesley Wright
     

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