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Steve49 15th May 2007 13:24

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 18:53

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 20:50

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 20:51

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 11:05

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 12:53

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 13:05

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 17:32

Re: Operation Jubilee aircrew list
 
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 17:43

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 19:10

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


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