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Old 6th June 2018, 00:51
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Information concerning Flying Officer Tom Danby DF

Hi,

Can anyone provide information on the lancasters and crew that Flying Officer Tom Danby flew with in 101 Squadron and 166 Squadron.

I know that he completed 2 tours and was a gunnery expert who also flew RAF B 17s.

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Old 6th June 2018, 03:24
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Re: Information concerning Flying Officer Tom Danby DF

Hello,


Between 9 January and 9 April 1943, 111100 F/O Thomas Ramsey Danby, DFC, flew 27 operations with No. 101 Squadron as the MU gunner in the crew of 101034 F/Lt John Roscoe Tuckwell, DFC.


Of those 27 trips, 20 were in Lancaster ED373 (lost 25/26 June 1943 with another crew)


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Old 6th June 2018, 05:55
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Re: Information concerning Flying Officer Tom Danby DF

Rick,

Go to he following site and you will find most of the information you require on Danby:

http://www.156squadron.com/101Sqn/vi...?pCrewid=17284

Click on the various links - List of Missions (click on a/c serial for summary of Op), Crews flown with, etc.

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Re: Information concerning Flying Officer Tom Danby DF

Many thanks but is there any information on why he won his DFC?
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Old 6th June 2018, 22:15
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Re: Information concerning Flying Officer Tom Danby DF

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http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...1-sqdn-Experts


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DANBY, Thomas Ramsey, F/O (111100, RAFVR*) - No.101 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 9 July 1943. Born 25 January 1918 in Brandon, Nounty Durham. Air Gunner; attached as supernumerary to Ferry Command when he proceeded overseas from Canada, 23-24 May 1942 (Montreal-Goose Bay-United Kingdom). Public Record Office Air 2/8964 has citation drafted when he had flown 39 sorties (225 hours).

"This officer has now completed a most successful tour of operations in Lancaster aircraft. He has proved himself to be a worthy member of a very gallant crew, which has attained outstanding success over many well defended targets in Germany such as Cologne, Essen and Berlin. Flying Officer Danby’s courage, skill and devotion to duty have been of the highest order and have contributed in large measure to the high morale existing among gunners in this squadron."
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Old 7th June 2018, 18:37
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Re: Information concerning Flying Officer Tom Danby DF

Hi,

Earlier reply in thread talks about 27 sorties but not sure where he picked the other 12 from to be awarded DFC?

We're they all then ferry flights?

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