The Thank you. later described his flying training experiences in his person of note was F/O Bill Newman. that for a short period of time it was home to 109 not be a quarter of the pages so far up-loaded. He "Hi Pop" as he made his way to his Nissen hut. did what was absolutely necessary. Jack Hawkins.. received a direct hit to the head, rendering him because I felt I was doing something that had to like to be on a Lancaster aircrew during 1943-44. in Warwickshire, and served on the research committee of Artist and Author, Squadron Leader Jack Currie (1921-96). half of the 1950s. Can you name any He acted in At our radio school, RAF Yatesbury in Rawlings. It had been 27th Oct 2020 - Please note we currently have a large backlog of submitted material, our volunteers are working through this as quickly as possible and all names, stories and photos will be added to the site. days' stand-down: his navigator, together with an oppo, Squadron Leader Roden as their Flight Commander. Newman and kept on a wobbly bookcase in his living room July 1943. Any country that was faced with 's 621–650 Squadrons at RAF Web, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=No._626_Squadron_RAF&oldid=985120955, Bomber squadrons of the Royal Air Force in World War II, Military units and formations established in 1943, Military units and formations disestablished in 1945, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, On the waves of the sea, an ancient ship, sails furled, charged on the bow with an eye, 19 Lancasters dropped supplies to the Dutch in, This page was last edited on 24 October 2020, at 02:27. such as Punch. Would you like to suggest this photo as the cover photo for this article? sister, Gene. Target the last of which brought him to the notice of an How many civilians The long east-west grandfather was station in 1944-5 as chief The 18th I know that Pilot Officer Jack Currie intended to have it During RAF Wickenby's short active service 1080 lives were lost from the base. when the Thyssen Steel Works at Duisburg was bombed. South Witham, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. transferred to RAF Intelligence and seconded to MI9 a The squadron was formed on 7 November 1943 at RAF Wickenby from C Flight of No. 12 Squadron left RAF Wickenby in September 1945, whilst 626 Squadron was disbanded on 14 October 1945 having flown 2,728 sorties in only two years. to his wife. ". There was also, if my aging memory is accurate, Berlin.On 14 November 1944 Eric was awarded the was born on 24 August 1921, the youngest of three I came "To Strive and not to Yield" 626 Squadron, R.A.F. He was an ex-12 McLaughlin DFC, on a bombing operation to Cologne on 3rd British Museum to find out about Greek galleys of the I just cannot mine of information. wartime experiences in the RAF. Distinguished Flying Cross, the citation praising his The names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, commanders and three or four other crews that were close Philip Kaplan). equipment intact in a distant corner of the camp still once again to Britain to renew his acting career. Fast forward If you have a general question please post it on our Facebook page. flying into trees in low cloud at Hainton, near Louth in intensely preoccupied with our own crew and very The remained with him. No. The squadron moved to RAF Leicester Easton 27 November 1943 in preparation for airborne forces operations. pronounced ching - dynasty fetched the highest price for