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This was the operation on which Ian Wynn's aircraft was lost. Captain was Squadron Leader P R Turgel. Item contains:
1. A list of crews on the operation.
2. Map of routes to target.
3. Luftwaffe night fighter combat claims for 25/26 May 1943.…

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Harry Winter grew up in Cardiff and worked in a paper mill from the age of 14. He served in the Home Guard before he volunteered for the Air Force. After training as a wireless operator at RAF Yatesbury he flew operations over Germany, France, and…

RAF Skipton-on-Swale was in Yorkshire four miles south west from Thirsk. Construction began in 1940 and it opened in August 1942 with tarmac runways. 420 Squadron flew in that month but left again in October, possibly due to the incomplete state of…

RAF Linton-on-Ouse is in Yorkshire five miles south west from Easingwold. Construction began in 1936 and it opened in May 1937 with a grass surface. Concrete runways were laid August 1939-1940. 78 Squadron was replaced by 77 in the summer of 1940 and…

RAF Dishforth was in Yorkshire, three miles north from Boroughbridge. It opened in September 1936 with a grass surface. It was home to 10 Squadron and 78 Squadron at the start of the war. 51 Squadron was in residence from December 1939 to May 1942,…

RAF Croft was in Yorkshire, six miles south of Darlington. It had three hard runways and opened in October 1941 as part of 4 Group. The first occupant was 78 Squadron, initially with Whitleys but the squadron converted to Halifaxes in April 1942. It…

429 Squadron was formed in November 1942 as part of 4 Group Bomber Command, quickly transferring to 6 Group in January 1943. It flew Main Force operations until the end of the war and disbanded in May 1946.
It was stationed at: RAF East Moor and RAF…

427 Squadron was formed in November 1942 as part of 4 Group Bomber Command but was transferred to 6 Group in January 1943.
It was stationed at: RAF Croft and RAF Leeming.
Aircraft flown included: Wellington, Halifax and Lancaster.
Wartime losses:…

426 Squadron was formed in October 1942 as part of 4 Group Bomber Command, transferring to 6 Group in January 1943. It flew with the Group until it was moved into Transport Command in June 1945 and flew trooping flights until it disbanded in December…

425 Squadron was formed in June 1942 as part of 4 Group Bomber Command, transferring to 6 Group in January 1943. In May 1943 it left for North Africa and operated from bases there until returning to the UK in November. It re-joined 6 Group and flew…

424 Squadron was formed in October 1942 as part of 4 Group Bomber Command, transferring to 6 Group the following January. In May 1943 it was posted to North Africa from where it flew until October 1943 before returning to 6 Group and flying Main…

RAF Leeming is in Yorkshire seven miles south west from Northallerton. Construction began in 1939 as a grass airfield and it opened in June 1940. 10 Squadron arrived in July and 7 and 102 Squadrons the following month but 102 left in September and 7…

RAF East Moor was in Yorkshire eight miles north of York, and was a sub-station of RAF Linton-on-Ouse. It was constructed in 1941-42 with three concrete runways, two T2 hangars, one B1 repair hangar, 36 frying pan aircraft dispersals. It opened in…

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John Edward Ayres flew operations as a flight engineer with 427 Squadron.
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