A selection of Missions which resulted in Awards to members of the Crew.

The commendations also give more of an insight into the mission itself.

  - Killed - Friendly Fire  - Murdered - Injured - POW - Interned  - Evaded - Not Injured - Unknown

SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 5/04/1942  Koln  X3479  Wellington  Task Cologne
Very stiff trip
Made good run up on target and hit by flak just after releasing bomb.
Brought down to 500 ft and again hit by flak on way home.
Low level all way back.
Crash landed at MANSTON.
Sgt EDMOND dangerously wounded in groin by shrapnel..
Bomb load 4 x 1000

[Ed] See DFM Citation for Sgt Brady for more details on this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/O  L J PINION    22  100555  BIEVRES COMMUNAL CHURCHYARD  2234718  29/04/1942 
                 Sgt.  090342 EDMOND             
                 P/O  170242 QUILTER             
                 F/Sgt  C T T BRADY  DFM  22  627478  AMELAND (NES) GENERAL CEMETERY  2649006  20/04/1942 
                 Sgt.  W G SHERRATT    22  954445  BIEVRES COMMUNAL CHURCHYARD  2234720  29/04/1942 
                 Sgt.  C NICHOLSON             
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 28/07/1942  Hamburg  BJ669  Wellington  Task Hamburg 'E'.
Bombed on ETA through 10/10 cloud 17000'.
HOYA, 13,000' 0245 hrs. a/c coned by s/lts. and hit in several places.
Port elevator shot away. tail plane damaged, Captain wounded, front gunner and wireless Op wounded.
Second pilot took over after Dutch coast. All others baled out at English coast.
2nd Pilot landed safely at Coltishall. Very stiff journey. Very fine show.

[ED] See subsequent DFC citation for Green regarding this mission.

[ED] - See DFM citations for Cairns, Gallagher and MacKenzie regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 P/O  R J G GREEN  DFC +  99  109084    2413044  15/01/1945 
                 P/O  C F KIRKUS    32  127522  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1802827  14/09/1942 
                 Sgt.  H A CARNES  DFM    1109064       
                 Sgt.  H GALLAHER  DFM    1306058       
                 P/O  P HARRISON             
                 F/Sgt  G T MACKENZIE  DFM    R83959       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 27/08/1942  Kassel  X3422  Wellington III  At position 52.23 N 02.56 E 2150 hrs. Me110 attacked from 400 yds. Rear gunner fired burst and E/A broke off on second burst, last seen diving on sea.

Ijmuiden 2210 hrs. Attacked by two S/E E/A. Combat lasted ten minutes and E/A finally shaken off after rear target u/s. Sortie abandoned.

[ED] - See DFM citation for Sgt Belton regarding this mission [ED] 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 Sgt.  W P THOMPSON             
                 P/O  R L MYERS      141825       
                 F/Sgt  F V BROOK    28  1207423  AMANCE COMMUNAL CEMETERY  2346334  22/11/1942 
                 F/Lt  N R WATTS      88586       
                 Sgt.  W S G BELTON  DFM    1286583       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 13/09/1942  Bremen  X3822  Wellington III  Oldenburg at 0100 hrs hit by heavy flak, causing a few small holes in the wing.

Crashed on return and flares previously thought to have been jettisoned ignited and caused burns to some crew members (They Led the Way p 10)

[ED] - See BEM Commendation for Sgt Couchman regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 Sgt.  G A PROUDFOOT      136017       
                 Sgt.  B COUCHMAN  BEM    1253399       
                 P/O  R V TINKLER             
                 Sgt.  A J DUKE             
                 P/O  J C DOW             
                 Sgt.  T F HOCKLEY             
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 16/09/1942  Essen  X3822  Wellington III  T/o 2000 Warboys. Badly shot about during the course of three attacks from fighters. One of their assailants, a FW 190, is believed to have been shot down. On return to base, the bomber crash landed at 0125 and was burnt out.

Task Essen. Flares believed dropped on ETA, considerable light and heavy flak. A/C attacked 3 occasions by SE E/A.
One E/A believed to be FW190 shot down.
Our a/c badly damaged and flares believed jettisoned. Port engine out and undercarriage u/s. Belly landing made but flares came up through floor and ignited. a/c burned out but all of crew rescued.

See DFM citation for Sgt Belton for more details on this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 Sgt.  G A PROUDFOOT      136017       
                 Sgt.  B COUCHMAN  BEM    1253399       
                 P/O  R V TINKLER             
                 Sgt.  A J DUKE             
                 Sgt.  W S G BELTON  DFM    1286583       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 19/09/1942  Saarbrucken  BJ883  Wellington III  T/o Warboys. This aircraft failed to return. [ED] - The MC Commendation to Sgt Bastable for his work with the underground is worth visiting. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 Sgt.  V J BASTABLE  MC    R95313/J96709       
                 Sgt.  E W CUNNING      R/102136       
                 Sgt.  D J SCOTT             
                 Sgt.  W MILLIGAN      R/86381       
                 Sgt.  W F WATERWORTH      R/92606       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 15/10/1942  Koln  Z1660  Wellington III  Target was in sight when flasres were released and fell in line E to W

See DFM citation for Sgt Volante regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 S/L  The Hon B GRIMSTON  DFC  29  84667  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1798932  4/04/1943 
                 F/Lt  J MACPHERSON  DFC    122355       
                 Sgt.  A F PAGE      408164       
                 Sgt.  S J VOLANTE  DFM  28  143771  KIEL WAR CEMETERY  2356902  4/04/1943 
                 Sgt.  G C STAFFORD  DFM  99  1182873  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1807810  4/04/1943 
                 Sgt.  R J WALLIS    99  143228  BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY  2761332  27/03/1943 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 13/04/1943  Spezia  W4140  Lancaster I  [ED] - DSO citation for Duigan mentions this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 S/L  B L DUIGAN  DSO DFC +    43377       
                 S/L  130443 PRICE             
                 F/O  J C EADE  DFC    127482       
                 Sgt.  R DRYSDALE             
                 F/O  D J DRAKE  DFC DFM    47872       
                 Sgt.  K C DAWSON             
                 F/Lt  J A ROGERS             
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 4/05/1943  Dortmund  ED877  Lancaster III  To 2229 Warboys. Hit by flak at 19,000 feet over the target and sent down out of control. As the dive steepened, the Lancaster broke up throwing the two survivors clear. The others were buried on 12 May in the Hauptfriedhof (Am Gottesacker) at Dortmund, though their graves are now in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Sgt Clark's DFM was Gazetted, 24 September 1943.

[ED] - See DFM award for Sgt Clark regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/Lt  A G LANG  DFC    114170       
                 F/Lt  E McL GRAY  DFC  23  404998  REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY  2031753  5/05/1943 
                 F/Sgt  D G RIDINGS    22  412354  REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY  2041453  5/05/1943 
                 Sgt.  J L CLARK  DFM    1247451       
                 F/Sgt  R J LEE    22  J/17759  REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY  2056307  5/05/1943 
                 Sgt.  N H WOOD    20  1435587  REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY  2047118  5/05/1943 
                 F/Sgt  F M VENN    22  1314161  REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY  2046611  5/05/1943 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 11/06/1943  Munster  ED829  Lancaster III  ED: ORB has this A/C as ED929.

The pilot's ASI was U/S from takeoff, but Captain decided to press on, aided by the Navigator calling out the ASI at regular intervals - this however prevented full evasive action and at 51.57 N 06.40 E at 0148 hr, height 18500 ft an ME110 was seen approaching from the starboard quarter, slightly below 6/700 yds away.
The E/A closed to 300 yds very quickly and opened fire with cannon, hitting our A/C in the tail. The Rear Gunner fired 2 two second bursts and appeared to score hits on the E/A.
During this engagement, the Mid Upper Gunner had his helmet blown off and fell from his turret injuring himself.
The E/A came in again from dead astern, and slightly below at 3/400 yds and again opened fire which was returned by our rear gunner, with a further two short bursts and the E/A is claimed as damaged.
In spite of damage from the 2nd attack, the Captain found that the aircraft could still be controlled with the aid of the Flight Engineer, and as the MUNSTER S/Ls were in sight, the attack was pressed home.
Although the special equipment had been rendered U/S by the fire of the E/A On arrival in the target area the Canal, the AA See and the built up area were seen clearly in the light of flares in good visibility without cloud.
We bombed at 0202 hrs from 13500 ft. The TI's and Flares were jettisoned near CLEVE at 0220 hrs to lighten the A/C and the Captain found he could maintain control of the A/C at 140 knots alone.

[ED]- See DFM citation for F/Sgt Chapman regarding this mission, and DFM Citation for F/Sgt Forbes. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 S/L  G L MANDENO  DSO DFC +    64937       
                 F/Sgt  R J ATKIN  DFM    1245322       
                 W/O  E P FAST  DFM    R101037       
                 F/Sgt  J C CHAPMAN  DFM    577497       
                 P/O  D C A SAUNDERS  DFC    778690       
                 F/Sgt  G G FORBES  DFM    1301824       
                 F/Sgt  T H KNIGHT  DFM    1293737       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 16/06/1943  Koln  ED829  Lancaster III  Attacked by E/A at 51.00 N 04.20 E at 0245 hrs, 18000 ft and Port Inner shot up.
Rudder pressure U/S, port tail wheel punctured and S/B inner petrol tank leaking.

[ED]- See DFM citation for F/Sgt Chapman regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 S/L  G L MANDENO  DSO DFC +    64937       
                 F/Sgt  R J ATKIN  DFM    1245322       
                 W/O  E P FAST  DFM    R101037       
                 F/Sgt  J C CHAPMAN  DFM    577497       
                 P/O  D C A SAUNDERS  DFC    778690       
                 S/L  C M EVERSON  DFC +    75692       
                 F/Sgt  T H KNIGHT  DFM    1293737       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 24/07/1943  Hamburg  ED990  Lancaster III  Stimpson flying as 2nd Pilot for first mission with Squadron. [ED] see DFM commendation for F/Sgt Cable which mentions this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 Sgt.  L W OVERTON  DFC +    52569       
                 F/Sgt  D P CLEMENTS  DFC    Aus. 412572       
                 Sgt.  J A M ARCARI  DFC    1379532       
                 Sgt.  T CABLE  DFM    1213124       
                 Sgt.  D S D DAVIES             
                 Sgt.  F SUNDERLAND  DFM    1171933       
                 Sgt.  A BARNETT  DFM    1390236       
                 F/Sgt  M C STIMPSON  DFC  22  155249  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1808038  15/02/1944 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 27/07/1943  Hamburg  ED969  Lancaster III  [ED] - See DFM recommendation for F/Gt Silverman and F/Sgt Stonely regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 S/L  J H WHITE  DFC  28  37620  BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY  2761425  18/11/1943 
                 F/Lt  R ROBERTS  DFC  30  128510  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  2940353  18/11/1943 
                 Sgt.  M J E STONELEY  DFM  22  158258  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1808107  18/11/1943 
                 F/Sgt  W WILKINSON  DFC  28  156357  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1531600  18/11/1943 
                 F/Sgt  J C OTTER  DFC  22  156599  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1803680  18/11/1943 
                 P/O  E M THOMPSON  DFC  99  132382  BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY  2761214  18/11/1943 
                 Sgt.  D M C SILVERMAN  DFM  20  156594  BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY  2760976  18/11/1943 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 2/08/1943  Hamburg  JA702  Lancaster III  [ED] - See DFM Commendation for Sgt Woolmer regarding this mission 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 P/O  J L SLOPER  DFC +  21  147214  Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery  2691752  10/04/1944 
                 Sgt.  H C THORN  DFC    156431       
                 Sgt.  R J WOOLMER  DFM    1027515       
                 Sgt.  S GIBB             
                 Sgt.  S D COY  DFM    1450597       
                 Sgt.  G C JOHNSON  DFM  21  1611879  SAGE WAR CEMETERY  2073873  14/01/1944 
                 Sgt.  G MILBURN  DFM    983734       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 10/08/1943  Nurnburg  ED915  Lancaster  [ED] - See DFC commendation to F/L Cook regarding this mission 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/Lt  A S COOK  DFC DFM  21  406614  DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY  2080093  4/10/1943 
                 P/O  H J A WRIGHT  DFC + DFM    Aus.405611       
                 Sgt.  M J COYLE  DFC  28  159015  DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY  2080121  4/10/1943 
                 F/Sgt  D A CARTWRIGHT  DFM    573567       
                 P/O  C B T MCSWEENEY  DFC  30  144212  DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY  2102373  4/10/1943 
                 Sgt.  W C MARRIAGE  DFM    1319623       
                 Sgt.  C A J LOCKLEY  DFM    1213726       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 23/08/1943  Berlin  ED856  Lancaster  In nil cloud and good visibility target was attacked at 23.44 hrs from 19000 ft, by the aid of Red TI's.
Aircraft was hit by flak and attacked by fighters immediately after bombing and nothing further was seen of the attack.
Over the target at 2345/2347 hrs our aircraft was hit by flak on the port wing and at the same time we were attacked by fighters, killing the tail gunner.
Aircraft was badly damaged and the navigator and mid-upper gunner badly injured.
Aircraft finally landed at ATTLEBRIDGE and the injured crew taken to hospital.

[ED] - See DFM Commendation for Sgt Clegg and Sgt Stephens and Sgt Wright for more details on this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/Sgt  T G STEPHENS  DFM  21  162534  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1807944  22/11/1943 
                 F/Sgt  A C CLEGG  DFM    1528127       
                 Sgt.  T STOCKS  DFM  25  1028166  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1808066  22/11/1943 
                 Sgt.  S J RYAN    31  1803233  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  2940790  22/11/1943 
                 Sgt.  H TRUSCOTT    21  1394829  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1809056  22/11/1943 
                 W/O  L R WRIGHT  DFM    1388495       
                 F/Sgt  V E ATTREE    22  R/107425  CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY  2650895  24/08/1943 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 27/08/1943  Nurnburg  ED859  Lancaster  [ED] - See DFC Commendation for F/Lt Anset regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/Lt  D C ANSET  DFC  23  126831  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1082862  22/11/1943 
                 F/O  S C P GODFREY  DFC  99  130595  DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY  2080539  4/10/1943 
                 P/O  J H WRIGHT  DFC  22  50580  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1532160  15/02/1944 
                 Sgt.  J WALKER    21  162591  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1809481  22/11/1943 
                 Sgt.  G J H STOKES    21  158139  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1808077  22/11/1943 
                 Sgt.  F R WATSON             
                 Sgt.  G A DAVIS  DFM  22  1027022  BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY  2079253  4/12/1943 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 27/09/1943  Hanover  JA702  Lancaster III  [ED] - See DFM award to F/Sgt Milburn regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 P/O  J L SLOPER  DFC +  21  147214  Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery  2691752  10/04/1944 
                 P/O  H C THORN  DFC    156431       
                 Sgt.  R J WOOLMER  DFM    1027515       
                 P/O  S COLBERT  DFC  23  148102  SAGE WAR CEMETERY  2073632  14/01/1944 
                 F/Sgt  S D COY  DFM    1450597       
                 F/Sgt  G C JOHNSON  DFM  21  1611879  SAGE WAR CEMETERY  2073873  14/01/1944 
                 Sgt.  G MILBURN  DFM    983734       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 20/12/1943  Frankfurt  JB307  Lancaster III  See DFC Commendation for P/O Bond and P/O Moon regarding this mission also DFM to F/Sgt Underwood 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 P/O  G P R BOND  DFC  22  149966  CHIEVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY  2254315  2/01/1944 
                 P/O  A MORASSI    21  161088  CHIEVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY  2254355  2/01/1944 
                 Sgt.  G BARRY    23  1010397  CHIEVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY  2254311  2/01/1944 
                 P/O  C E BLANCHETTE    29  158670  CHIEVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY  2254312  2/01/1944 
                 F/O  A R BOLSOVER    31  132852  CHIEVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY  2254314  2/01/1944 
                 P/O  S H MOON  DFC    (N.Z.412348),       
                 F/Sgt  R UNDERWOOD  DFM  99  1432425  CHIEVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY  2254364  2/01/1944 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 15/02/1944  Berlin  ND444  Lancaster III  Target not attacked. Our aircraft was attacked at 2102 hrs 20,000 ft by E/A. Damage inflicted on our machine. We attempted to open bombdoors to jettison and eventually managed to do so. Gunners were both wounded during the attack. Bombs dropped from 18000ft 2350 hrs 53,18N 03,26E. Made a crash landing at WOODBRIDGE as S/B tyre had burst. ORB 15/2/44 An aircraft Captained by F/S K.P.C. DOYLE was attacked by an E/A on approaching the target and extensively damaged. The Rear Gunners's right leg was shattered but he stuck to his post and manned the gun for the homeward journey. The M/U/Gnr's left leg was broken and the aircraft landed at WOODBRIDGE on three engines. Both were placed on the D.I. List and the Rear Gunner's leg was amputated.

[ED] - See CGM award to Sgt Chapman-Smith regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/Sgt  K P C DOYLE  DFC  99  174773  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  232450  24/09/1944 
                 Sgt.  D WINLOW    23  1503796  EAST MURTON, COLD HESLEDON AND DALTON-LE-DALE BURIAL GROUND  2838023  7/08/1944 
                 Sgt.  D K GREEN    32  657872  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1798751  24/09/1944 
                 Sgt.  G S RICHARDSON             
                 Sgt.  A ASTLE  DFC  29  177562  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1083029  24/09/1944 
                 Sgt.  A C CLARK             
                 Sgt.  G C C CHAPMAN-SMITH  CGM    Aus.424847       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 30/03/1944  Nurnburg  JB228  Lancaster  [ED] - See DFM award to Sgt Smith regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 P/O  J CUTHILL  DSO DFC    J175715       
                 P/O  G THORNEYCROFT  DFC    175806       
                 F/Sgt  R B TOBIN             
                 Sgt.  D R BREEZE             
                 W/O  R TROTTER  DFC    1077596       
                 F/Sgt  R SMITH  DFM    1351882       
                 F/Sgt  D W ASPINAL  DFM    1504184       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 24/04/1944  Karlsruhe  JB669  Lancaster  [ED] See DFC Citation for Churchill and DFM citation for F/S Meer. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/Lt  H D CHURCHILL  DFC +  29  124782  LE FIDELAIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY  2320829  7/05/1944 
                 F/O  J D FOSTER  DFC  99  143467  LE FIDELAIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY  2320830  7/05/1944 
                 Sgt.  R MAILE             
                 F/Sgt  G M G MEER  DFM    1094376       
                 F/O  P V JONES             
                 Sgt.  D F HAYWARD  DFM    1332324       
                 P/O  E F WARREN  DFM  21  J/17093 R114511  BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY  2335866  7/05/1944 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 11/05/1944  Hasselt  ND342  Lancaster  Upper and rear gunner bailed out - not in pow records, not in cwg Believe these to be C H Seldon and H Asquith Following details from ORB 11/5/44 ------ F/L J. t'Hart (Netherlands) attacked by E/A after leaving target. Bombs returned on instructions of Master Bomber. Aircraft in flames with full bomb load and rear and mid-upper gunner baled out over E/O territory. Unsuccessful attempt to put out flames until aircraft put into dive which extinguished the fire. Aircraft landed at WOODBRIDGE.

[ED] - see DFM citation for Sgt Bridges for more details on this mission also citation for Sgt Kilminster 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/Lt  J T'HART  DFC +           
                 P/O  D C JONES  DFC    177473       
                 F/Sgt  L A BRIDGES  DFM    1577300        
                 F/Sgt  E J KILMINSTER  DFM    1321795       
                 P/O  W B DALGLEISH  DFC  99  J85337      30/04/1993 
                 Sgt.  C H SELDON             
                 Sgt.  H ASQUITH             
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 26/08/1944  Kiel  PB375  Lancaster  [ED] - See DFM award for Aspinal - Me110 shot down 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 P/O  J CUTHILL  DSO DFC    J175715       
                 P/O  G THORNEYCROFT  DFC    175806       
                 F/O  L H CHESTER  DFC    148035       
                 Sgt.  G M TOYN             
                 W/O  R TROTTER  DFC    1077596       
                 F/Sgt  R SMITH  DFM    1351882       
                 F/Sgt  D W ASPINAL  DFM    1504184       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 6/10/1944  Sterkrade  ND929  Lancaster  STERKRADE. F/O L.N.B. CANN's aircraft was hit and damaged by predicted flak near the target. F/O CANN was wounded.
He pressed on however and bombed the target, and got the aircraft away from the defences. He was by now in a bad state and the Navigator Sgt R.V. FISHER, assisted by the Wireless Operator removed the half fainting Captain to the rest bed, where he "Passed Out".
In the meantime the Flight Engineer and the Navigator 2 abandoned the aircraft by parachute.
Sgt Fisher took over the controls and flew the damaged aircraft to within sight of this aerodrome. The captain had by now sufficiently recovered and he took over and sucessfully landed here.

[ED] - See DFC award to F/Lt Cann regarding this mission.

[ED] - See DFM award to Sgt Fisher regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/Lt  L N B CANN  DFC  23  136936  CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY  2235050  17/12/1944 
                 P/O  R V FISHER  DFM  20  187033  CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY  2235094  17/12/1944 
                 W/O  J LYONS    99  1089359  CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY  2235145  17/12/1944 
                 Sgt.  C SHAW             
                 F/Sgt  N E OSTROM             
                 F/Sgt  D S LOWE    22  1583613  CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY  2235141  17/12/1944 
                 F/Sgt  A ALLEN             
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 7/10/1944  Kleve  PB507  Lancaster  Whilst circling the target the C.O's aircraft was hit by heavy flak, the port inner engine caught fire and was feathered. On completion of Master Bombing duties the aircraft made its solitary homeward journey on three engines and was successfully landed at base. In spite of intense flak this raid was a very sucessful one.

[ED] - See DSO commendation for Bingham-Hall regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 W/C  T L BINGHAM-HALL  DSO DFC MID    39848       
                 F/Lt  L W FARRIS  DFC    J29517       
                 F/O  A WATSON  DFC    159013       
                 W/O  J M COULSON  DFC    542345       
                 F/Lt  A R EWENS  DFC    Aus. 417823       
                 Sgt.  W SHEPHERD      1822124       
                 F/Sgt  E C BANGS    22  1399979  RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY  2042327  21/02/1945 
                 F/Lt  P A MURPHY  DFC    160834       
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 24/12/1944  Dusseldorf  PB621  Lancaster III  [ED] - See Bar to DFC commendation to S/L Cochrane regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 S/L  A W G COCHRANE  DSO DFC + +    N.Z.403429       
                 F/O  J AARON             
                 F/Lt  R F JENKINS             
                 F/O  L MOONEY  DFM  99  53786  LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY  2109868  3/02/1945 
                 F/O  J R BURNS             
                 W/O  L P HOWELL             
                 F/O  B W FELGATE  DFC +    156831       
                 F/O  G K DEE             
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 29/12/1944  Koblenz  PA966  Lancaster  [ED] - See DFC Commendation for F/O Cornelius regarding this mission.

On the subsequent night the remainder of his crew were killed when they were taken on the next mission by the C/O Falconer. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/O  W H CORNELIUS  DFC    176231       
                 F/Sgt  A J McF COOPER    21  1586469  RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY  2042768  30/12/1944 
                 Sgt.  T W G HOMER    21  1585756  RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY  2047554  30/12/1944 
                 Sgt.  R E ENGLISH             
                 F/Sgt  J W TUTILL    99  808316  RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY  2033072  30/12/1944 
                 Sgt.  G SPREADBURY    99  1852228  RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY  2032864  30/12/1944 
                 Sgt.  L W J WHITE    34  1897615  RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY  2033216  30/12/1944 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 16/01/1945  Magdeburg  PB507  Lancaster  [ED] - See DSO citation for S/L Clayton for more details on this mission 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 S/L  P F CLAYTON  DSO DFC    122931       
                 S/L  F W W CHANDLER  DSO DFC    116207       
                 F/O  T G GREENE  DFC    146634       
                 W/O  R J S BRUCE  DFM    576908       
                 F/Lt  P B KETTLE  DFC    168801       
                 Sgt.  L E REYNOLDS  DFM    1258143       
                 P/O  H CORNFORTH             
                 P/O  J F ASPINALL             
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 7/02/1945  Goch  ND875  Lancaster  [ED] - See 2nd Bar to DFC Commendation awarded to S/L Cochrane regarding this mission. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 S/L  A W G COCHRANE  DSO DFC + +    N.Z.403429       
                 P/O  J AARON             
                 F/Lt  J F JENKINS  DFC DFM    124669       
                 Sgt.  R E ENGLISH             
                 F/O  J R BURNS             
                 P/O  J A MACGREGOR  DFC    J90732       
                 F/O  B W FELGATE  DFC +    156831       
                 P/O  G K DEE             
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 1/03/1945  Mannheim  ND591  Lancaster  Task MANNHEIM. Target attacked at 1514 hrs from 6,800 ft. Aircraft ran in on three engines. Height could not be maintained which accounts for bombing at 6,800 feet. Own fighters picked up aircraft as a straggler before target and also again after bombing.

[ED] - See DFC award for Boggiano related to this mission 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/O  R A BOGGIANO  DFC    148794       
                 F/O  A GONOR  DFC    J.36924       
                 F/O  R J GRENFELL             
                 F/Sgt  E V TAYLOR  DFM    2204704       
                 F/Sgt  A W BLACK  DFM    1049968       
                 W/O  G A LOGAN             
                 F/Sgt  K HOLDSWORTH             
                 F/Lt  H E PEARCE             
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 16/03/1945  Nurnburg  PB375  Lancaster  Visual Centerer. Task. NURNBERG. Target attacked at 2135hrs from 18,000ft.
On run up Master Bomber heard to instruct to bomb centre of smoke on Western edge of which could be seen faint glow of TI's Red.
Aircraft was attacked by fighters and evasive action taken at moment of release, precluding accurate aim. No results of our own bombing seen, but some good fires were developing.

NURNBERG 2135 hrs 18,000 ft 155 kn. Port outer engine, S/B elevator and extensive perspex damage. DR compass and PS U/S. Fighter attack. One photo attempted.

[ED] - See DFC notification for the pilot of this mission 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/O  H F TAYLOR (SERVED AS BENSON)    36  159879  HAMBURG CEMETERY  2201007  31/03/1945 
                 F/O  P C MILNER             
                 F/O  F WILSON             
                 P/O  H WOOLSTENHULME    37  186846  HAMBURG CEMETERY  2201171  31/03/1945 
                 F/O  P G MATHER             
                 Sgt.  C R GRIFFITH             
                 Sgt.  R GOLDSBURY    21  1826652  HAMBURG CEMETERY  2200190  31/03/1945 
                 F/O  R L MARTIN  DFC  23  175854  HAMBURG CEMETERY  2200625  31/03/1945 
SqnDateTaskDesigTypeComments
156 24/03/1945  Harpenwerg  ME378  Lancaster  Supporter. Task. HARPENWEG. Target attacked at 1627 hrs from 15,000 ft. No assessment of results possible owing to direct hit on bomb bay on bombing run. Crew orderd to bale out but only Navigator, Wireless Operator, and Mid-Upper Gunner did so.
HARPENWEG 1626 hrs, 15,000 ft, 037. IAS 160. Bomb Bay hit N/F. Aircraft severly damaged. One photo attempted.

On the run up to the target F/O G.B. Hampson's aircraft received a direct hit in the rear of the bomb bay, but the bombs did not explode. Some of the bombs fell from the shattered bomb bay.

What followed was an episode of valour and courage which might never have been recorded had it not been for the superb airmanship on the part of the Captain, and the selfless devotion to duty of the survivors.
After the hit the Captain was informed that the aircraft was on fire, and as the aircraft was developing a dive and was full of smoke he gave the order to abandon.
In the meantime the Captain continued evasive action in view of the predicted flak. The Navigator 1 and Wireless Operator had baled out and the Mid Upper Gunner missing, but his parachute was still in the aircraft.
A large shell hole was near his turret and with the aircraft full of smoke, it may be assumed that he fell through this hole.
The Captain found he could control the aircraft and he signalled the Set Operator who was helping the wounded Flight Engineer through the escape hatch.
The Flight Engineer was wounded in the thigh and the bone splintered, but he continued "Windowing".
As the Flight Engineer was being dragged back into the aircraft another direct hit shattered his left leg at the knee, severing it except for a few tags of flesh, The Rear Gunner, who had clambered precariously from the rear turret, ove the gaping holes in the fuselage, and the Set Operator carried him to the flight deck beside the Pilot.
The Flight Engineer (an ex Medical Orderly) directed and assisted the dressing of his own wounds, and injected himself with morphia in the left wrist.
In spite of his wounds he continued giving advice to the Pilot regarding fuel state and changing fuel tanks, and dragging his maimed body nearer the switch board, continued giving instructions to the Pilot.
The Set Operator plotted a course for home, and the Rear Funner remained assisting the Captain.
The aircraft landed at Manston, and was graded Cat "E" (beyond repair).

[ED] - See CGM Commendation for Sgt Bowers.

[ED] - See DFC Commendation for F/O Hampson.

[ED] - See DFM Commendations for F/Sgt Reynolds & F/Sgt Mann. 
RankInitSurnameDecorationUnitAgeDispositionService No.CemeteryCWGrefDeceased
                 F/O  G B HAMPSON  DFC    1841831       
                 F/Sgt  A J FRENCH             
                 F/Sgt  R HART             
                 Sgt.  D R BOWERS  CGM    961648       
                 F/Sgt  F G REYNOLDS  DFM    1233251       
                 Sgt.  F MCWILLIAMS    21  1597236  RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL  1079785  24/03/1945 
                 F/Sgt  J R MANN  DFM    1589153