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77 Squadron Website - Mike Varley 77 Squadron Association Facebook  Whitley III K8961 KN- 8-9 September 1939 T/O Driffield Mission:  To drop leaflets over the Rhur Crash: Landed on Buc aerodrome, collided with a parked aircraft. F/O  GL Raphael  Safe   see  Whitley V N1388 KN-R Whitley III  K8947  KN-O 15-16 October 1939  T/O Villeneuve-les-Vertus  Mission: To drop leaflets Destination: München  Crash: Near Frankfurt am Main  Shot down by FLAK F/L R Williams  KIA  Durnbach War Cemetery P/O J Tilsley POW   camps 9AH/L3 Cpl  AR Gunton  POW  Camps 9AH/21D/8B LAC RE Fletcher POW  Camps 9AH/357 Sgt  JW Lambert   POW  Camps 9AH/357 Whitley V  N1358  KN-T 24-25 October 1939  T/O Driffield  Mission : To drop leaflets to ports of Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven   P/O PEW Walker  Pilot  KIA  Runnymede Memorial Sgt RA Bigger  2nd Pilot  KIA  Runnymede Memorial Sgt GJ Burrell Observer KIA  Runnymede Memorial  AC1 ABB MacDonald  Wireless Op / Gunner  KIA   Runnymede Memorial AC1 JA Topham  Wireless Op / Gunner   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Whitley  V N1364  KN- 10-11 November 1939  T/O Villeneuve-les-Vertus  Mission :To drop leaflets to Frankfurt   crashed at Bouxurulles  S/L JA Bartlett Pilot  KIA  Charmes Military Cemetery AC1 H Laybourne Wireless Op / Gunner  KIA  Charmes Military Cemetery  AC1 H Taylor  Wireless Op / Gunner  KIA  Charmes Military Cemetery Sgt C Thomas  Observer  KIA  Charmes Military Cemetery  Sgt R Walsh 2nd Pilot KIA  Charmes Military Cemetery Whitley V N1351 KN- 27-28 March 1940 Mission/ Reconnaissance T/O Driffield Hit by FLAK Crash: Near Gerolstein F/O JBJ Boardman  POW  Sagan P/O JL Norman  KIA  Rheinberg War Cemetery Sgt WR Taylor  POW  Dulag Luft LAC J Masters  POW  Teschen AC1 W Cowie  Pow Teschen Whitley V N1357 KN- 27-28 March 1940 Mission/ Reconnaissance T/O Driffield Shot down by: Ltn Noomen  Dutch Air Force G1A of the 3rd Ja Va Crash: In the Vondelingenweg, Pernis, the docks area of Rotterdam F/O TJ Geach Interned F/O WP Copinger (Canada) Interned Sgt JE Miller (Canada) KIA Rotterdam General Cemetery LAC SHE Caplin  Interned AC2 RB Barrie Interned Whitley V N1368 KN-K 2 April 1940 T/O Driffield Borrowed by 102 Squadron for night flying practice Skidded and finished up in a field P/O KN Gray   Safe Whitley V N1347  KN-E 11-12 April 1940 Mission: Reconnaissance of the Skagerrak and Kattegat T/O Driffield Crash: North Sea F/O  GE Saddington  KIA  Runnymede Memorial P/O CER Hebeler  KIA  Runnymede Memorial Panel Sgt JR Ibbotson   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Cpl O Haire   KIA  Runnymede Memorial AC1 PWS Chalmers   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Whitley V N 1387  KN- 16-17 April 1940 Mission Stjordal, Vaernes T/O Kinloss On return, having encountered atrocious weather, N1387 ran low on fuel and S/L Hastings ordered his crew to bale out. S/L M Hastings  Safe P/O JA Piddington  Safe Sgt Burr  Safe Sgt W Wight  Safe AC1 I Pacey  Safe Whitley V N1352 KN-B 18-19 April 1940 Mission: Oslo, Trondheim T/O Kinloss Crash: North Sea P/O R Hall  KIA  Lerwick New Cemetery F/O DR Chance Safe Sgt Tindall   Safe LAC O’Brien   safe AC1 Douglas  Safe Whitley V  N1388 KN-R 18-19 May 1940 Mission: Attack on an oil refinery plant at Hannover T/O Driffield Attacked by  a Me110 Crash: In the sea F/L GL Raphael  Injured P/O RP Payne    Safe Sgt Prescott    Safe LAC  Storey   Safe AC1  Parkes   Safe Whitley V  N1384  KN- 20-21 May 1940 T/O Driffield Mission: Attack a target at Cambrai Crash: Forced-landed near Abbeville F/O DD Pryde  Safe       KIA 9 June 1942 P/O  AW Dunn  Safe    See 5-6 June; 9-10 June; 19-20 June; 23-24 September Sgt  AC Thompson  POW  Heydekrug AC1  TB Kenny  Safe AC1  F Crawford  Safe  See 18-19 September 1940 Whitley V  N1432  KN- 28-29 May Mission: Enemy emplacements on the approaches to Dunkirk T/O Driffield Crash: In Pas-de-Calais near Campigneulles-les-Grandes F/O TJ Geach   KIA Campigneulles-les-Grandes Churchyard Sgt LJ Brooks   KIA Campigneulles-les-Grandes Churchyard Sgt CH Butler   KIA Campigneulles-les-Grandes Churchyard Sgt KC Chatfield   KIA Campigneulles-les-Grandes Churchyard Sgt A Fryer   KIA Campigneulles-les-Grandes Churchyard Whitley V N1522 KN-G 4-5 June 1940 T/O Driffield Mission: Gelsenkirchen-Buer An engine caught fire P/O AC Meigh   POW   Sagan Sgt WG Best  POW  Heydekrug Sgt  MA Olivier  POW  Heydekrug LAC  VG Allen   POW  Heydekrug AC1  DV Browne  POW Heydekrug Whitley V N/K KN- 5-6 June 1940 T/O Driffield Mission: Raid Bapaume in the Pas-de-Calais P/O  AW Dunn  Safe P/O  CJD Montagu  Safe Sgt Lucas    Safe AC1 AL Kennedy  Injured AC2 Martin   Safe See 20-21 May 1940 See 9-10 June 1940 See 19-20 June 1940 See 24-25 August 1940 Whitley V N1356  KN-D 8 June 1940 Navigation Exercise T/O Driffield Sgt  TE Coogan Safe See 14-15 October 1940 A tyre burst leading to the collapse of the undercarriage, upon landing at Jurby airfield on the Isle of Man. Whitley V N1372 KN- 9-10 June 1940 T/O Driffield Crash : Abingdon The starboard engine failed Mission: Attack on bridges spanning the Somme River. P/O  AW Dunn  Safe P/O  CJD Montagu Safe Sgt Lucas    Safe AC1 AL Kennedy  Injured AC2 Martin   Safe See 20-21 May 1940 See 5-6 June 1940 See 19-20 June 1940 See 24-25 August 1940 Whitley V N1362 KN- 11-12 June 1940 T/O Jersay Airport Crash: At Orgère-la-Roche  France Sgt NM Songest  KIA  Lignière-Orgère Communal Cemetery Sgt PHJ Budden  KIA  Lignière-Orgère Communal Cemetery Sgt A Findlay   KIA  Lignière-Orgère Communal Cemetery Sgt  RC Astbury   KIA  Lignière-Orgère Communal Cemetery Sgt  E Ombler   KIA  Lignière-Orgère Communal Cemetery Whitley V N1476 KN- 19-20 June 1940 T/O Driffield Mission: Attack an oil target at Wanne-Eickel Attacked by 2 Me109s, one was claimed shot down. Severely damaged P/O  AW Dunn  Safe P/O  CJD Montagu  Safe  Sgt BL Savill  Injured  Sgt JM Dawson  Injured  P/O LWJ Watt   Safe See 20-21 May 1940  See 9-10 June 1940  See 5-6 June 1940  See 24-25 August 1940  Whitley V P4948 KN-  29-30 June 1940  T/O Driffield  Mission: the Hochst explosives factory at Frankfurt  Hit by FLAK  Köln Crash: At Bonn-Lengsdorf  S/L M Hastings  KIA  Rheinberg War Cemetery  http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Dorset/LangtonMatraversMalthouse.html   P/O PJ Gard   KIA  Rheinberg War Cemetery  Sgt AJ Davidson   KIA  Rheinberg War Cemetery  Sgt HA Storey   KIA  Rheinberg War Cemetery P/O  RF Lumb   KIA  Rheinberg War Cemetery Whitley V P5044 KN-O  14-15 August 1940  T/O Driffield  Crash: Near Fawley on the W bank of Southampton Water  F/O WA Stenhouse   KIA  Fawley (All Saints) Churchyard P/O RB MacGregor ( Kenya)  KIA  Fawley (All Saints) Churchyard  Sgt  CLG Hood  KIA  Fawley (All Saints) Churchyard  Sgt  J Burrow   KIA  Fawley (All Saints) Churchyard  Sgt  H Davies  KIA  Fawley (All Saints) Churchyard    Whitley N1353 KN-M ; N1501 KN-N ; N1506 KN- ; P5017 KN- ; P5056 KN-Y  15 August 1940 Driffield  was under sustained and accurate bombing from a force of approximately 50 Ju 88s.  LAC KE New  KIA Bridlington Cemetery  AC1  AS Daws  KIA Hull Northern Cemetery  AC1  JWM Windle   KIA Hull Eastern Cemetery AC2 E Offord  KIA Driffield Cemetery  Whitley V N1473 KN-  24-25 August 1940  T/O Driffield  Crash: Haarlemmermeer IJweg689, Vijfhuizen , SE of Haarlem.  P/O CJD Montaigu     KIA  Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery    3 serious Crashes  see 5-6 June, 9-10 June, 19-20 June    Sgt JW Ward  KIA  Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery    Sgt RT Penny   KIA  Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery    Sgt AF Webber   KIA  Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery    Sgt EJ Clarke   KIA  Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Whitley V  P5042 KN-K  10-11 September 1940  T/O Linton-on-Ouse  Crash: At Vennebrugge  Sgt JAG Deans Pow Sagan  Sgt  GB Clarke  POW  Heydekrug Sgt  HJ Agnew  POW  Heydekrug Sgt  H Parkes  Pow  Sagan Sgt  FA  Hill  POW  Heydekrug Whitley V  N1425 KN-E  18-19 September 1940  T/O Linton-on-Ouse   Mission: Soest Crash: Between Achter-Zieuwent and Zieuwent  P/O PE Eldridge  KIA Ruurlo ( Achter Zieuwent) RC Cemetery  Sub-Lt  PO Williams RN  KIA Winterswijk Cemetery Sgt  VC Cowley   KIA Ruurlo ( Achter Zieuwent) RC Cemetery  Sgt F Crawford   KIA Ruurlo ( Achter Zieuwent) RC Cemetery  Sgt  RC Dawson   KIA Ruurlo ( Achter Zieuwent) RC Cemetery    Whitley V  P4992 KN-T  18-19 September 1940  T/O Linton-on-Ouse  Mission: To attack the port of Antwerp. P/O RP Brayne   KIA  Runnymede Memorial P/O WM Douglas (Canada)  Schoonselhof Cemetery  Sgt  JA Raper   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Sgt  J Baguley   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Sgt  DV Hughes   Schoonselhof Cemetery   Whitley V  P5046 KN-O   23-24 September 1940  T/O Linton-on-Ouse  Mission: Berlin Hit by FLAK over Berlin  P/O  AW Dunn  KIA  Runnymede Memorial   See 20-21 May 1940; 5-6 June 1940; 9-10 June 1940; 19-20 June 1940  Sgt DA Gibbons   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Sgt  BL Savill   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Sgt  DB Allen  KIA  Farnham Civil Cemetery  Sgt GH Riley    Safe Whitley V  P5091 KN-Y 7-8 October 1940  T/O Topcliffe  Mission: Hanau  Crash: On return, in bad weather, Whitley flew into trees just to the W of Snape.  Sgt GW Brown  KIA  Seaton Hirst (St John) Churchyard  Mid DAC Hadingham  RN   KIA Saderstead (All Saints) Churchyard  Sgt Ws Macmorland   KIA Topcliffe Church Cemetery Sgt JR Wardman   KIA Hull Western Cemetery Sgt C Cottham   KIA Topcliffe Church Cemetery http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/n1410b.html    Whitley V  T4206  KN-A  14-15 October 1940  T/O Topcliffe  Crash: On return to base,  into a tree  Sgt TE Coogan  Injured  See 8 June  S/L  GRH Black  KIA Barkby Cemetry Sgt P Boddington  Injured  Sgt GJ Garwood  Injured  Sgt JW Woodroffe  Injured  See 30 Nov-1december 1941  Whitley V  T4151  KN-N  5-6 November 1940  T/O Newmarket, advanced base for Milan  During the flight, they encountered very severe electrical storms  P/O HHJ Miller (New Zealand)  Safe  Sgt  DH Gilbert  Safe See 15-16 December 1940  Sgt  G Thorpe  safe  See 15-16 December 1940  Sgt Hurlston   Safe  Sgt Bingham   safe Whitley V  T4208  KN-T  12-13 November 1940  T/O Topcliffe  Mission: Wesseling, a synthetic oil plant Crash: At Lettele, 10 Km NE of Deventer  P/O GM Wiltshear  POW  Sagan P/O  G Henocq   KIA  Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Sgt  H Hutchinson  KIA  Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Sgt  AEG Everest  KIA  Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Sgt  AD Wilson  KIA  Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Whitley V T4172 KN-R  14-15 November 1940  T/O Topcliff  On return, low on fuel, ditched off Hornsea  Sgt NC Bizley  Safe  See 3-4 December 1940; 6-7 July 1941  P/O  LE Pearson  Safe  See 3-4 December 1940; 27-28 December 1940; 17-18 April 1941  Sgt Sewell  Safe  Sgt Middleton  Safe  Sgt Higgins   Safe Whitley V T4238 KN-Y 14-15 November 1940  T/O Topcliff  Sub-Lt  TA Neal  RN   KIA  Belin 1939-1945 War Cemetery  Sgt  JC Steel  KIA  Belin 1939-1945 War Cemetery  P/O  GD  Bailey  KIA  Belin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Sgt RW Toomey  KIA  Belin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Sgt VH Louis  KIA  Belin 1939-1945 War Cemetery  Whitley V  T4160  KN-L  22-23 November 1940  T/O Topcliffe  Mission : Turin Crash: In the sea  P/O DR Bagnall  Safe  Sgt  FA Parton   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Sgt  FL Moore  KIA  Runnymede Memorial  Sgt  J Gray   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Sgt  VG Sullivan   KIA  Runnymede Memorial  Whitley V T4169 KN-F  23-24 November 1940  T/O Topcliffe  Mission : Turin Crash: Near Laxfield, Suffolk  F/O E Rees   Safe Sgt  H Dowling  Safe  See 3-4 April 1941  Sgt  Alderton  Safe Sgt  Haynes   Safe Sgt  Davis   safe  Whitley V  T4205 KN-S  3-4 December 1940  T/O Topcliffe  Mission: Mannheim Crash:  Returned to base and crash-landed   Sgt NC Bizley  Injured  See 14-15 November 1940 ; 6-7 July 1941 ; 17-18 April 1941  P/O LE Pearson  Injured  See 144-15 November 1940 ; 27-28 December 1940 ; 17-18 April 1941  Sgt Sewell  Injured  See 144-15 November 1940  Sgt Middleton  Injured  See 144-15 November 1940  Sgt G Engel    Injured  Whitley V  T4138  KN-H T/O  Topcliffe 15-16 December 1940 Mission: Berlin Crash: On Arden Great Moor  (Engine failure) P/O HH J Miller (New Zealand)   Injured  See 5-6 November 1940 Sgt DH Gilbert  Injured  See 5-6 November 1940 Sgt G Thorpe  Injured  See 5-6 November 1940 Sgt C Williams  KIA  Topcliffe Church Cemetery Sgt AE Hammond   Injured ;    KIA  on 8-9 July 1941  - Halifax I L9521  TL-Z   -35 Squadron : Mission: Merseburg, shot down by a night-fighter Lt August Geiger, III./NJG , crash at Rijkweg, near Nijmegen Whitley V  T4226  KN-J T/O Topcliffe 15-16 December 1940 Mission Berlin Sgt P Rowe   KIA   Runnymede Memorial Panel Sgt  RD Ross   KIA  Hanover War Cemetery Sgt PJ Anstey  Runnymede Memorial Panel Sgt  P O’N Darbishire    Runnymede Memorial Panel Sgt  KH Wake   Runnymede Memorial Panel Whitley V  T4292 KN-P T/O Topcliffe 15-16 December 1940 Mission: Berlin Severe problems with the engines Lost without trace P/O NA Svenson (New Zealand)   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Panel Sgt EF Wilson  KIA  Runnymede Memorial Panel Sgt  J Beattie  KIA  Runnymede Memorial Panel Sgt  JE Campbell   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Panel Sgt  AR Fox   KIA  Runnymede Memorial Panel Whitley V  P5111  KN-A 27-28 December 1940 T/O Topcliffe Mission: Target in France Crash: On return and while attempting to land at Abingdon, crashed against a building. F/L  CL Gomm  Injured        15-16 August 1943 :  KIA  St-Desir War Cemetery  : Lancaster III  ED998  PO-Y, 467 Squadron; Mission: Milano ; Crash: near Chartres Sgt  Taylor  Injured Sgt Nickson  Injured Sgt  Jones  Injured Sgt  BD Flanders  Injured Whitley V  T4293  KN-E 27-28 December 1940 T/O Topcliffe Mission: To bomb the airfield at Mergnac. Crash:  Thought a hedge at Abingdon Sgt  HJ Dowling  Safe   See 3-4 April 1941 P/O  LE Pearson  Safe  See 14-15 November 1940; 3-4 December 1940; 17-18 April 1941. Sgt Bools  Safe   See 17-18 April 1941 Sgt Gill   Safe Sgt Hurlston  Safe Whitley V  T4335  KN-P 27-28 December 1940 T/O Topcliffe Crash: Near St. Athan Airfield .Owing to a strong easterly wind coupled with W/T failure. S/L BV Robinson   Safe  .   23-24 August 1943;  Halifax II  HR928  TL-R  35 Squadron; Mission: Berlin;  Shot down by a night fighter; Crash: At  Wensickendorf, near Berlin.  KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. (DSO, DFC and Bar AFC) Sgt  Weldon  Safe Sgt  Keston  Safe Sgt  Cahusac  Safe Sgt  Howard  Safe

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