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Steve49 15th May 2007 14:24

Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
After many visits to TNA and working through the squadron ORB's please find attached a list of almost all of the RAF squadron aircrew who took part in missions in support of Operation Jubilee. The only exception are the nine aircrews for the Defiants of 'Defiant Flight, RAF Station Northolt'.

Any comments or corrections to names and any information on their subsequent fates will be most gratefully received.

Regards,

Steve Pegge

Andy Fletcher 15th May 2007 19:53

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Hi Steve,

Great work. Thanks for sharing the results of your reserach.

Best Regards

Andy Fletcher

Fairlop 15th May 2007 21:50

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Hi Steve,

A perfect work ! Thanks for that.
If you or somebody else want to have small corrections regarding Czechs contact me please.

Regards,
Michal

Bertrand H 15th May 2007 21:51

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Hi steve,


Very great work indeed !

Some corrections for some free french aircrew (340)

Read DUPERIER rather than Duperior
Francis CHAUVIN
Paul COIGNARD
Jean FOURNIER
Jacques Henri SCHLOESING
Michel BOUDIER
Gaston KERLAN
Olivier MASSART
Victor DUBOURGEL
Jacques GUIGNARD
Marcel BOUGUEN
André GIBERT


More later


Bertrand H

Steve49 16th May 2007 12:05

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Bertrand and Michal,

Thanks for that.

I've sent you a private message Michal if you want to pass me the corrections I'll update the list.

Thanks

Steve

Chris Goss 16th May 2007 13:53

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Steve:

I have the Northolt Ops Log at home so will have a look but I am not sure but didn't this unit become 515 Sqn so maybe you will have the answer there?

Steve49 16th May 2007 14:05

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Chris,

Thanks for that, I'd be interested to know if the Northolt Log has anything, the ORB for RAF Station Northolt was the only one I was unable to view (its presently with the AHB).

I've looked through the 515 Squadron ORB (the Defiant Flight's early days are detailed in it), but other than its commanding officer (A/S/Ldr Thomas-appointed 11/8/42) I wasn't able to identify any other aircrew.

Regards

Steve

Chris Goss 16th May 2007 18:32

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First flight was 7 Aug 42 and their purpose was to feign a threat with 9 aircraft. No mention of Defiant Flt for 19 Aug. Still in existence Sep 42 (diversions to major operations) and then it m,entions 515 Sqn from Oct 42 onwards

SteveB 16th May 2007 18:43

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Steve

Well done this is a very nice tribute. A few additions offered below:

You may wish to check references to "Cross" de Guerre.
W/C Peter L Donkin
S/Ldr Roy F. Begg
F/Lt Jack A. Amos
F/Lt Peter L. Arnott if it is the same pilot he was Phil Arnott when he was CO of 234Sqn
F/Lt Fred.E. 'Nobby' Clarke
F/Lt F.O.A. ‘Tony’ Gaze DFC
FO Frank H. Chesters
Horbaczewski kia 18/8/44
Lt Arne Austeen was CO of 126Sqn when he was kia
PO D.A. ‘Ludwig or Bernie’ Bernhardt
PO William T. ‘Bill’ Blakeney
PO George W. Burroughs
PO F.J ‘Jim’ Champlin was a pilot in 414Sqn
PO S C (not F J) Stuart ‘Chappie’ Chapman was a pilot in 414Sqn
PO J.C. ‘Chick’ Davidson
PO Michel ‘Mike’ Donnet
PO Barry E. ‘Gusty’ Gale
PO Robert Gordon ‘Dutch’ Kleimeyer New Zealander
PO Evan Dall Mackie
PO Edward Ernest O’Farrell
PO Mel B. Pepper
PO Charles H. ‘Smokey’ Stover
PO J H Watson
F/Sgt Prince Paul Bannerman

I will keep checking

Steve

Steve49 16th May 2007 20:10

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Chris,

Thanks for that. The 515 Squadron ORB lists other 'Moonshine' missions on the 11th, 12th, 14th, 17th and 19th August.

Steve,

Thanks for the information. I'll work through them.

Regards

Steve

Fairlop 16th May 2007 22:24

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Hello Steve,

Below is list of the (red) corrections / additions.

F/L Hugo Hrbacek
F/L Viktor Kaslik
F/L Bohuslav Kimlicka
F/L Jiri Manak
F/L Frantisek Vancl claimed Do217: 0/1/0
F/L Adolf Vrana
F/O Rudolf Borovec
F/O Jiri Hartman claimed Do217: 0/0/1 and Bf110: 0/0/1
P/O Jan Doucha
P/O Karel Posta
Sgt Vaclav Ruprecht
P/O Vojtech Smolik
W/O Adolf Fornusek
W/O Jindrich Petr Skirka
W/O Jaroslav Sodek
F/S Jaroslav Dobrovolny
F/S Frantisek Mares
F/S Frantisek Mlejnecky
F/S Tomas Motycka
F/S Miloslav Petr
F/S Josef Pipa
F/S Jaroslav Sala
F/S Frantisek Vindis
Sgt Jaroslav Chlup
Sgt J. Kohart is not Czech
Sgt Vladimir Julius Kopecek
Sgt Josef Novotny
Sgt Karel Pernica claimed Do217: 0/0/1
Sgt Viktor Popelka
Sgt Antonin Prvonic
Sgt Antonin Skach
Sgt Josef Stivar
Sgt Stanislav Tocauer
Sgt Ladislav Valousek

Czechoslovaks were only one nation which during Operation Jubilee claimed victory(ies) without own losses.

Regards,
Michal

Steve49 17th May 2007 11:49

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Michal,

Thanks for those. You're right about the losses, though I note that Sgt Liskutin was lucky return after the heavy damage suffered to his aircraft.

Comments;

1. I've got FO Hartman credited with just a Do217 0/0/1; initially he had claimed an 'Me110' damaged, but this was changed to a Do217 after the camera film had been studied.

2. I believe that 'Sgt Kohart' could be a typo for Sgt Josef Kohout, any ideas?

Regards

Steve

Stéphane Lehuédé 17th May 2007 13:42

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Thanks for sharing :)

Some other corrections and additions about french pilots, mainly from "Croix de Lorraine sur Dieppe" Yves Morieult, Aéro Editions

Commandant Emile (called François), Marie, Léonce, Fayolle
Capitaine Maurice Claisse, Free French, not South African, Awarded DFC
Capitaine René Mouchotte, awarded DFC, KIA 27/08/43 as CO of N° 341 Sqn
Lieutenant de Vaisseau Roland Béchoff
Lieutenant de Vaisseau André Gibert
Lt Jacques-Henri Schloesing, awarded DFC
F/O Roland Claude, Free French, N° 118 Sqdn, MIA 14/07/1943 Enseigne de Vaisseau N° 807 Squadron
F/O Bernard Fuchs, Free French, N° 19 Sqn, awarded DFC
Sous-lieutenant Michel Boudier, awarded DFC, POW 07/1944 Capitaine N° 341 Sqn.
Sous-lieutenant Pierre Laureys (called Kennard), awarded DFC
Sous-lieutenant Olivier Massart, awarded DFC, POW 13/03/45 Capitaine & OC N° 340 Sqn
Sous-lieutenant André Moynet
Sous-lieutenant Marcel Renaud
Sous-lieutenant Henri de Bordas, Free French, not South African
Sous-lieutenant Bernard Scheidhauer, Free French, not South African, POW 18/11/1942 N° 131 Sqn, murdered 30/3/44
P/O Jacques Andrieux, Free French, N° 130 Sqn, awarded DFC
P/O Roland Leblond DFM, Free French, N° 130 Sq
P/O Michel Bernard, Free French, N° 232 Sqn, awarded DFC
P/O Godefroy Le Gal, Free French, N° 154 Sqn
P/O Henri de Molènes, Free French, N° 91 Sqn, KIFA 27/08/1942 N° 91 Sqn
P/O Pierre, René Pabiot, Free French, N° 610 Sqn
P/O Maurice, Marie, Pierre Halna du Fretay BEM
P/O Maurice, Raymond Gaudard, KIFA 02/09/1942
P/O Jean Maridor, awarded DFC, KIA 03/08/44 F/L N° 91 Sqn.
P/O Jacques, Henri Joubert des Ouches, MIA 06/06/1944 Lt N° 345 Sqn
P/O René Royer (not Rogers) KIFA 03/09/1944 Lt N° 341 Sqn
P/O Paul-Marie Borossi, MIA 29/02/1944 Lieutenant N° 340 Sqn
Maître Gaston Kerlan
W/O Jean Buiron
F/Sgt Gilbert, Marc, Marcel Vaillant, KIFA 27/10/1943 Sous-lieutenant N° 340 Sqn
F/Sgt Fernand Horvath, Free French, N° 165 Sqn
Sergent-Chef Christian Demas, MIA 21/05/1944 Capitaine N° 340 Sqn
Sergent Marcel Bouguen, Awarded DFC KIFA 09/03/1944 Capitaine N° 341 Sqn
Sergent Marcel Reeve, KIFA 02/05/1944 Sous-lieutenant N° 340 Sqn
Sergent Raymond Taconet
Sgt André, Paul Vilboux
Sgt Arnaud, Charles, Marie de Saxcé, KIA 10/04/1945 Sous-lieutenant N° 341 Sqn

Steve49 17th May 2007 16:12

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Merci beaucoup Stephane!

I'll add the corrections to the list.

Were the decorations you mentioned awarded for their part in Operation Jubilee or ones they received later during the war?

Steve

Stéphane Lehuédé 17th May 2007 16:53

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
You're welcome :)

I believe they all received their decoration later during the war.

one addition

P/O Godefroy Le Gal AFM

Fairlop 17th May 2007 22:46

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Steve,

Quote:

I note that Sgt Liskutin was lucky return after the heavy damage suffered to his aircraft.
Yes Liskutin´s EP559 received big damages when he forgot to watch own back during a fire on another Fw190. A time for his revenge occured some hours later ...


Quote:

1. I've got FO Hartman credited with just a Do217 0/0/1; initially he had claimed an 'Me110' damaged, but this was changed to a Do217 after the camera film had been studied.
His CR mentions black Me 110, as well as the CR of No.310 Sqn.


Quote:

. I believe that 'Sgt Kohart' could be a typo for Sgt Josef Kohout, any ideas?
You are right. Sgt Josef Kohout was a member of the 312 Sqn from 11/6/42 to 15/5/43.

Michal

Col Ford 18th May 2007 08:07

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Another one to add some detail to:

F/Lt Clapin {501 Sqn}

Flt Lt B P W 'Basil' Clapin - on attachment from No.268 Squadron RAF from 27 July 1942 to 27 August 1942. Attachment listed in unit ORB as to "Ibsley Wing" and also noted participation in Jubilee operations.

Awarded DFC after this timeframe.

Regards,

VoyTech 18th May 2007 16:16

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Operation Jubilee Polish aircrew
G/Capt Stefan Pawlikowski (Killed on ops. 15/5/43 while flying with 315 Sqn)
S/Ldr Wojciech Kolaczkowski (not “S. Kulaczewski”)
S/Ldr Tadeusz (not “Teofil”) Nowierski DFC -(deputy C/O Northolt Wing)
S/Ldr Stanislaw (not “Stanislaw F.”) Skalski DFC, VM
F/Lt Wienczyslaw Baranski
F/Lt Zygmunt Bienkowski
F/Lt Marian Chelmecki
F/Lt Janusz (not “Jan”) Marciniak
F/Lt Jerzy Poplawski
F/Lt Marian Trzebinski
FO Jan Blaszczyk
FO Stanislaw Bochniak
FO Tadeusz Ciastula
FO Marian Cholewka
FO Eugeniusz Ebenrytter
FO Eugeniusz Horbaczewski (killed in 315 Sqn 18/8/44)
FO Roman Hrycak
FO Jan Jakubowski (killed in 318 Sqn 19/4/43)
FO Zbigniew Janicki (killed in 61st FS 56th FG 13/6/44)
FO Stanislaw Kedzierski
FO Zbigniew Kobierzycki
FO Michal Antoni Kolubinski
FO Edmund Krzeminski
FO Bruno Kudrewicz
FO Jan Kurowski
FO Tadeusz Kwiatkowski
FO Emil Landsman
FO Witold Lanowski
FO Stanislaw Lukaszewicz
FO Andrzej Malarowski -(Polish)-(87 Sqn)-
FO Florian Martini
FO Longin Majewski
FO Ryszard Malczewski
FO Stanislaw Marcisz
FO Jerzy Mencel
FO Czeslaw Mroczyk
FO Boleslaw Palej
FO Przeslaw Sadowski [his first name, very rarely used, is often “corrected” by Polish authors as “Przemyslaw”]
FO Kazimierz Sporny
FO Tadeusz Stabrowski (killed 11/3/43)
FO Sergiusz Szpakowicz (killed in 303 Sqn 25/2/45)
FO Teofil Szymankiewicz (killed in 316 Sqn 2/1/45)
FO Wladyslaw Walendowski
FO Jan Wiejski [not “Wiajaki”] -(Polish)-(403 Sqn)- (killed in 308 Sqn 3/2/43)
FO Zbigniew Wroblewski
PO Stefan Baran
PO Stanislaw Brzeski
PO Tadeusz Felc
FO Olgierd Ilinski
PO Józef Jeka
PO Zygmunt Jelinski
PO Tadeusz Kolecki
PO Marian Kotlarz
PO Bronislaw Mach
PO Michal M. Maciejowski DFM (PoW 9/8/43)
PO Stanislaw Madej
PO
Donat Mickiewicz
PO Jan Mozolowski -(Polish)-(403 Sqn)-
PO Henryk Pietrzak
PO Jerzy Polak
PO Wladyslaw Potocki
PO Marian Rytka
PO Czeslaw Sniec
PO Stanislaw Socha
PO Grzegorz Sologub
PO Miroslaw Szelestowski
PO Witold Szyszkowski
PO Jerzy Urbanski
PO Marian Wedzik
PO Zbigniew Wojda
PO Jerzy Zbrozek
PO Tadeusz Zdzitowiecki
F/Sgt Mieczyslaw Adamek (killed in 317 Sqn 18/5/44)
F/Sgt Waclaw Giermer
F/Sgt Piotr Hanzelka
F/Sgt Wawrzyniec Jasinski
F/Sgt Kazimierz Kobusinski
F/Sgt Witold Krupa
F/Sgt Stefan Krzyzagorski
F/Sgt Ryszard Lewczynski
F/Sgt Marcin Machowiak (Died as W/O23/7/44)
F/Sgt Wladyslaw Majchrzyk
F/Sgt Jan Okroj
F/Sgt Jan Palak
F/Sgt Mieczyslaw Popek (killed 13/1/44)
F/Sgt Kazimierz Sztramko
F/Sgt Kazimierz Wunsche
Sgt Kazimierz Benzinski
Sgt Arkadiusz Bondarczuk (killed in 306 Sqn 27/9/43)
Sgt Wlodzimierz Chojnacki
Sgt Stefan Czachla
Sgt Ignacy Czajka
Sgt Stanislaw Domanski (killed in 3 Sqn RAF 3/7/44)
Sgt Waclaw Fraczek
Sgt Ryszard Gorecki
Sgt Stanislaw Gorny
Sgt Władyslaw Gretkierewicz
Sgt Wladyslaw Grobelny
Sgt Erwin Janusz (Killed 22/8/43)
Sgt Jozef Karczmarz (PoW 24/6/43)
Sgt Werner Kirchner
Sgt Adam Kolczynski
Sgt Marian Kordasiewicz
Sgt Waclaw Korwel
Sgt Eustachy Lucyszyn
Sgt Feliks Marek
Sgt Jan Osoba (killed 14/5/43)
Sgt Wladyslaw Pawlowski
Sgt Aleksander Rokitnicki
Sgt Alojzy Rutecki (killed 20.8.45)
Sgt Waclaw Michal (aka Winslow Michael) Sobanski -(Polish)-(416 Sqn)-
Sgt Józef Stasik (killed 31/8/44)
Sgt Wladyslaw Sznapka
Sgt Adam Tiahnybok
Sgt Tadeusz Turek


Also

PO Prince Emanuel Galitzine was born in a family of White Russians, but he was a British subject
F/Sgt Peter E.G. Durnford DFM

Steve49 18th May 2007 18:11

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
VoyTech, thanks for those I'll work my way through them.

Colin, thanks for that information. The ORB is correct he flew one sortie with the squadron during the day.

Regards

Steve

SteveB 18th May 2007 20:14

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Hi Steve

Back again with one more I believe it was S/Ldr E H P Wheller from 171Sqn.

I have really enjoyed perusing your list and will probably do some more! I am struck by at least two things.

The way you have arranged the list in order of rank gives a very powerful representation of the structure of the RAF, the shape of the pyramid in the RAF with nine pages of P/Offs and 12 pages of Sgts!

I am struck by the small number of Australians (17?). I wonder if it was simply the case that not so many Aussies had come through the pipeline by August 1942. However in my experience of poring over quite a few ORBs I have found that many ORBs do not clearly record where pilots were from the Commonwealth countries perhaps that may be a contributory factor.

You are going to have to write another book about Dieppe now.

Steve

Steve49 18th May 2007 21:35

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Steve,

Thanks for that additional name. As for the Australian aircrew, I'm sure that there were more involved, but as you say most ORB's aren't too detailed when it comes to identifying the nationalalities of the pilots. Hopefully an Australian expert out there could give me some more information?

Well I've been researching the operation for the past six years, so hopefully a book will arrive at the end, but I'll have to get some interest from a publisher first!

Thanks again,

Regards

Steve

Franek Grabowski 19th May 2007 15:57

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
A few comments.
S/L Jan Eugeniusz Ludwik Zumbach is missing from the list.
Skalski at the time was A/S/L, being promoted to S/L in 1943. I have had access to his personal files, so I could have check it, contrary to the other airmen on the list.
Sobanski of Polish nationality and citizenship was at the time with RCAF, later transferred to USAAF and KIA 6/6/1944.

Steve49 19th May 2007 17:10

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Franek,

Thanks for your comments; S/Ldr Zumbach is on the list as C/O of 303 Sqn, but I'll amend his rank as A/S/Ldr. I'll also note Sgt Sobanski's later death. Do you know what unit he was serving with at the time of his death?

Regards

Steve

Franek Grabowski 19th May 2007 17:45

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Steve, I do not know if Zumbach was A/S/L or S/L at the time. Skalski definetelly was. Sobanski died as O.C. 334 FS 4 FG.

Steve49 19th May 2007 17:55

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Franek,

Thanks for that. I see on the ABMC site that he's buried under the name Winslow Michael Sobanski.

Regards,

Steve

Harrison 21st May 2007 09:28

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Steve,

I have quickly run through the list and can add the following details about Australians/RAAF fighter pilots. There may be more, however, this will take a little more time.

41 Sqn RAF
William Michael Coombes – 41 Sqn RAF, 452 Sqn RAAF
Jeffrey Cecil King - 41 Sqn RAF, 452 Sqn RAAF

43 Sqn RAF
Edgar Trenchard Smith (RAAF 404606) - 43 Sqn RAF
Godfrey Massey Ball (RAAF 404227)– 43 Sqn RAF, 531 Sqn RAF
Peter John Hedderwick (RAAF 401950) – 43 Sqn RAF – killed 08 Feb 45
Ross William Leeming (RAAF 410975) – 43 Sqn RAF, ?

65 Sqn RAF
Robert Leopold Cunningham (RAAF 402493) – 65 Sqn RAF, 501 Sqn RAF, 457 Sqn RAAF


66 Sqn RAF
Kevin Milne Barclay (RAAF 407662) – 79 Sqn RAF, 66 Sqn RAF, 453 Sqn RAAF, 457 Sqn RAAF, 452 Sqn RAAF

87 Sqn RAF
Bob Bawden (RAAF 403306) – 87 Sqn RAF, 533 Sqn RAF, 457 Sqn RAAF

91 Sqn RAF
Thomas Otto Omdahl (RAAF 404412) – 91 Sqn RAF, ?

111 Sqn RAF
Barry Edward Gale DFC (RAAF 401116) - 111 Sqn RAF, 124 Sqn RAF, 165 Sqn RAF
Harold David Christian (RAAF 400779) – 111 Sqn RAF

129 Sqn RAF
Edward Smith Hall (RAAF 403013) – 129 Sqn RAF, 452 Sqn RAAF
Ernest Arthur Roy Esau DFC (RAAF 405473) – 129 Sqn RAF, 453 Sqn RAAF

131 Sqn RAF
Alfred Vincent Noel Ede (RAAF 405302) – 167 Sqn RAF, 131 Sqn RAF, 133 Sqn RAF, 131 Sqn RAF, 457 Sqn RAAF
Anthony Thomas Ruskin-Rowe (RAAF 411389) – 131 Sqn RAF, 452 Sqn RAAF – KIA 20 Jun 43

174 Sqn RAF
Charles Bryce Watson (RAAF 400849) – 607 Sqn RAF, 174 Sqn RAF

175 Sqn RAF
Donald George Andrews DFC (RAAF 404795) – 615 Sqn RAF, 245 Sqn RAF, 175 Sqn RAF, 453 Sqn RAAF

222 Sqn RAF
John William McDonald (RAAF 404971) – 72 Sqn RAF, temp 222 Sqn RAF, ?, 72 Sqn RAF – KIA 05 Dec 42
Alan Roy Menzies (RAAF 403676) – 72 Sqn RAF, temp 222 Sqn RAF, ?, 453 Sqn RAAF – killed in a/c collision 05 Dec 42

232 Sqn RAF
Jack Martin Kirkman (RAAF 406017) - ?, 232 Sqn RAF, 64 Sqn RAF, 1435 Sqn RAF, 603 Sqn RAF? - POW

245 Sqn RAF
William Robert Kilpatrick (RAAF 400718) – 245 Sqn RAF, ?, 184 Sqn RAF – KIA 31 Jul 43

253 Sqn RAF
Richard Owen Lloyd (RAAF 401979) – 253 Sqn RAF, 538 Sqn RAF, 56 Sqn RAF, 238 Sqn RAF, 127 Sqn RAF – killed 03 Nov 44


501 Sqn RAF
Granville Allan Mawer (RAAF 403112) – 245 Sqn RAF, 501 Sqn RAF, 54 Sqn RAF, 452 Sqn RAAF – killed 26 Sept 43

610 Sqn RAF
Southwood Carson Creagh (RAAF 405123) – 610 Sqn RAF, 452 Sqn RAAF

611 Sqn RAF
Robert Gordon Kleimeyer DFC (Australian in RNZAF 411985)

616 Sqn RAF
Frederick Owen Anthony Gaze DFC (Australian in RAF 60167) – 610 Sqn RAF, 616 Sqn RAF, 64 Sqn RAF, 129 Sqn RAF, 41 Sqn RAF, 616 Sqn RAF
John Harold Smithson DFC (RAAF 401252) – 616 Sqn RAF, 457 Sqn RAAF


A possible explanation for why there were few RAAF pilots in UK based RAF squadrons during August 1942....... Many experienced Australian fighter pilots had been recalled home earlier in the year to defend against the Japanese. Most were filtered into 75 & 76 Sqns RAAF and were fighting at Milne Bay in August. In June of the same year 452 & 457 Sqns had also been requested to return home and defend the Northern coastline eventually forming No.1 Spitfire Wing with 54 Sqn RAF. Meanwhile there were still three Australian manned fighter squadrons in the Middle East – 3 Sqn RAAF, 450 & 451 Sqs. During the Dieppe raids the sole remaining Australian equipped day-fighter unit in the UK was 453 Sqn which was in the process of ‘working up’. All these movements may help explain why there were relatively few Australians attached to RAF squadrons during Operation Jubilee.

regards, Drew

Steve49 21st May 2007 20:59

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Drew,

Thanks for those.

With regard to 453 Sqn, by default they did have a link to the Dieppe raid. It is noted in the ORB that due 'to the fact that a large number of the squadrons aircraft were lent to 222 Sqn for use at Dieppe' they carried out little flying between the 15th and 20th August. The loan aircraft (number not identified) were not returned until the 23rd.

Regards,

Steve

Dave Homewood 23rd May 2007 17:10

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Steve,

Sgt E.J. Shaw of No. 485 (NZ) Squadron was Eric James Shaw DFC

Cheers
Dave

Steve49 23rd May 2007 17:26

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Dave,

Thanks for that, can you confirm he was a New Zealander?

Regards,

Steve

Harrison 24th May 2007 13:03

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Hi Steve,

A few more RAAF pilots.....

65 Sqn RAF
probably - George Robson Gratwick Sarll (RAAF 267930) – ?, 65 Sqn RAF, ?

87 Sqn RAF
Michael Stanley Lewis (RAAF 400832) – 79 Sqn RAF, 87 Sqn RAF, 1454 Flt RAF, 87 Sqn RAF, 32 Sqn RAF, 85 Sqn RAAF
Richard Venor Beckwith Dulhunty (RAAF 404959) – ?, 87 Sqn RAF, ?, 132 Sqn RAF

174 Sqn RAF
probably - William Henry Moore (RAAF 405114) – ?, 174 Sqn RAF?, ?, 3 Sqn RAF – KIA 18 Jun 43

regards, Drew

Steve49 24th May 2007 15:04

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Drew,

Thanks for the additional comments.

Regards,

Steve

Steve49 24th May 2007 17:32

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Please find attached an updated copy of my Dieppe aircrew list. Many thanks for those comments/corrections I've already received, please feel free to pass on anymore.

Regards,

Steve

PS: I won't be able to respond for a couple of weeks, because I'll be at work.

Attachment 1208

Fairlop 25th May 2007 12:34

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Hi Steve,

Three comments to Czechoslovakians ...

F/L Viktor Kaslik
Sgt Josef Novotny
Sgt Vaclav Ruprecht

There is a lot of possibilities for updates regarding the actual decorations in your list. For example G/C Harry Broadhurst DSO&Bar, DFC, AFC, MiD etc.

Regards,
Michal

VoyTech 25th May 2007 14:02

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Updated list of comments

S/Ldr Wojciech Kolaczkowski
S/Ldr Stanislaw Skalski DFC, VM [no “F.” middle initial]
S/Ldr Jan E.L. Zumbach VM, KW, DFC -(Polish)-(C/O 303 Sqn)-Claimed: Fw190 1/1/0 and He111 ⅓/0/0 (with F/Sgt Giermer and F/Sgt Sztramko (317 Sqn)). (Awarded * to DFC)
F/Lt Marian Chelmecki
F/Lt Marian Trzebinski
FO Jan Kurowski
FO Andrzej Malarowski
FO Czeslaw Mroczyk
FO Edward Witke -(Polish)-(87 Sqn)-
PO Stanislaw Brzeski
PO Michal M. Maciejowski DFM
PO Jerry Malec -(Polish)-(302 Sqn)- [This new entry in your list seems wrong. The only Polish fighter pilot named Malec: Sgt Jerzy Malec was with 315 Sqn at the time of Operation Jubilee.]
PO Tadeusz Schiele
PO Jerzy Zbrozek
F/Sgt Ryszard Lewczynski
Sgt Feliks Marek
Sgt Josef Novotny


Steve49 9th June 2007 13:14

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Thanks for these comments, I'll update the list.

Regards,

Steve

Alex Smart 4th July 2007 18:00

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Hello Steve,
The list is an Excellent work .
I do not think that F/Lt Brettel was American, although he was flying with the Americans with 133 Sqdn.
Alex

Steve49 4th July 2007 18:42

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Alex,

Thanks for that, I assumed that the 'Eagle squadrons' were manned totally by Americans in 1942. I guess I should have checked the CWGC site, because I see that his parents are listed being from Fareham, Surrey.

Regards,

Steve

As always any further additions/corrections gratefully received.

hawkeye 27th December 2008 22:48

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
some more for your list Gentlemen.
K1934 P/O SMITHSON 616 sqdn. John Harold Smithson DFC (RAAF 401252) – 616 Sqn RAF, 457 Sqn RAAF

K1937 SGT.COOPER 616 sqdn.

K1938 F/LT. FIFEILD 616 sqdn.

K1939 F/O MACLACHLAN 616 sqdn.

K1941 P/O McKENDY 416 sqdn.

K1942 F/L RUSSEL 416 sqdn. possibly canadian?

K1947 S/L CHADBURN 416 sqdn.

K1954 P/O BROOKS 416 sqdn.

K1955 F/L BRETTELL 133 sqdn.

K1956 F/L BLAKESLEE 133 sqdn.

K1957 F/L BLAKESLEE 133 sqdn.

K1968 P/O GUDMUNSEN 133 sqdn.

K1969 P/O DOORELY 133 sqdn.

K1970 P/O BEATY 133 sqdn.

K1972 F/SGT. ALEXANDER 133 eagle sqdn.

K1979 SGT. ALEXANDRE 350 sqdn.

K1984 P/O PICARD 350 sqdn.

K1989 P/O SEYDEL 350 sqdn.

K2002 SGT. STIVAR 310 sqdn.

K2003 F/L CHOCHOLIN 310 sqdn.

K2004 SGT. PERNICA 310 sqdn. czech name(s)

K2005 SGT. SKACH 310 sqdn.

K2006 P/O DOUCHA 310 sqdn.

K2008 SGT. POPEIKA 310 sqdn.

K2011 F/L FOIT 310 sqdn.
regards
J

VRuprecht 2nd December 2010 17:05

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Hello

Vaclav Ruprecht was my grandfather - are you able to give me any more info? I tried to click on the link (I appreciate it's a bit old now) but it was invalid.

Many thanks


Victoria Brennan (nee Ruprecht)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fairlop (Post 43615)
Hi Steve,

Three comments to Czechoslovakians ...

F/L Viktor Kaslik
Sgt Josef Novotny
Sgt Vaclav Ruprecht

There is a lot of possibilities for updates regarding the actual decorations in your list. For example G/C Harry Broadhurst DSO&Bar, DFC, AFC, MiD etc.

Regards,
Michal


12-4am 12th December 2010 23:00

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve49 (Post 43571)
Please find attached an updated copy of my Dieppe aircrew list. Many thanks for those comments/corrections I've already received, please feel free to pass on anymore.

Regards,

Steve

PS: I won't be able to respond for a couple of weeks, because I'll be at work.

Attachment 1208


Hi Steve

I know your list is old but as of Dec 2010 the link no longer works.

FYI My father (Flt Sgt Harold Groombridge 129 Squadron) flew a spitfire V operating as close support strafing the Hess battery over Dieppe prior to attack by 4th commando. His plane was attacked and hit by FW190s and he only just managed to escape by flying under electricity cables.

brgds

steve


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