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The following personnel have connections to the Crew of Halifax III, NA-240, Z5-V

Additional pages will created when information has been gathered – please visit again.

1. Personnel with connections to F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd, Rear Gunner in Halifax NA-240, Z5-V

RAAF/RAF

Flying Officer Noel Victor Hibberd 425653 RAAF, Lancaster Pilot with 218 Sqdn RAF – older brother of F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd.

Flying Officer Charles Louis Brimblecombe (Lou) 425592 RAAF – Navigator in F/O N.V.Hibberd's Crew with 218 Sqdn, later 514 Sqdn.

Sgt Alan Leslie Harris (Flip) – with (then) Sgt M.J.Hibberd at No. 2 E.D., Bradfield Park, Sydney, New South Wales; later 158 Sqdn.

Sgt Robert Barry Hetherington (Bob) – with (then) Sgt M.J.Hibberd at No. 2 E.D., Bradfield Park, Sydney, NSW; & 11 P.D.R.C Brighton, UK; later 461 Sqdn.

Sgt Gordon Robert Wilson (Bob) – with (then) Sgt M.J.Hibberd at No. 2 E.D., Bradfield Park, Sydney, NSW; later 463 Sqdn.

Sgt "Lucky" Jones – on leave with F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd in Edinburgh about Sept 1944 (information yet to be sourced)..

F/Sgt Charles Harold Weeks RAAF (Charlie, later Flying Officer) & his Crew, 1652 H.C.U. Marston Moor, Christmas 1944; later 77 and 199 Sqdns.

British Army

Holt, PoW, Stalag IV-G, Oschatz – PoW with F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd.

Private Charles Dunn 2978180, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; PoW 12414, Stalag IV-G, Oschatz – PoW with F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd.

 

2. Other RAAF/RAF personnel in 462 Squadron RAAF (Driffield and/or Foulsham)

Wing Commander (Wg Cdr) Peter McCallum Paull DFC, Commanding Officer of 462 Sqdn, Foulsham – signed F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd's logbook.

Fl. Lt. Bruce Kenyon Drinkwater, Officer Commanding B Flight, 462 Sqdn, Foulsham – signed F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd's logbook.

Fl. Lt. Edward McGindle (Ted) DFC, Officer Commanding A Flight, 462 Sqdn, Foulsham, & Author of 'Pimpernel Squadron'.

406394 Fl. Lt. Dudley Gilbert Highman, Adjutant 462 Sqdn – certified F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd's application to join Caterpillar Club.

Fl. Lt. William Folger Readhead 50956 RAF, Flight Engineer Leader - Driffield and Foulsham.

 

F/Sgt Arthur Herbert De Leacy, 434905 RAAF, in P/O (later F/O) William John Frazer's Crew, 462 Squadron, Foulsham.

F/Sgt John William Harris, 1337631 RAFVR, in W/O (later P/O) Peter Freston Whatling's Crew, 462 Squadron, Driffield & Foulsham.

F/Sgt Albert Buckley Oakes, 1880661 RAF, in W/O (later F/O) Jack Roy Smith's Crew, 462 Squadron, Foulsham.

F/Sgt Ronald Bruce Philpott 433023 RAAF (later F/O) in W/O Ross Gallop's Crew, 462 Squadron, Foulsham.

Pilot Officer Max A. Smith, 424803 RAAF in Fl/Lt D.M. "Thrasher" Taylor's Crew, 462 Squadron, Foulsham.

Sgt Thomas Walker 1590544 RAF in F/O Neil Sullivan's Crew, 462 Squadron, Foulsham.

F/Sgt Neville Owen Reed, 435209 RAAF in three crews (Friend and Cookson, Driffield and Astill, Foulsham).

F/Sgt John Walker Horridge, 1576752 RAFVR, later P/O then F/O 190747, Sydney Carthy's Crew, 462 Squadron, Driffield.

Special Duties Operators Fink, J F Wall, Pugh, Tills, Irminger – individually flew with F/O A.D.J. Ball and crew on various ops, 462 Sqdn, Foulsham.

 

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