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Crews of 462 Squadron RAAF, Egypt and North Africa (Middle East)

Crews posted to 462 Squadron RAAF, 205 Group, Middle East Command:-

Fayid, Egypt from initial formation on 06 September 1942, to mid November 1942;
Libya (Cyrenaica) in various locations from mid November 1942 to end of February 1944;
Moved to Italy end of February 1944 (and re-named as 614 Squadron).
462 Squadron RAAF ceased to exist on 01 March 1944. It was reformed in the UK in August 1944.

For crews at Driffield (4 Group) and Foulsham (100 Group), UK, please visit page for 462 Squadron Bomber Command, UK.

Information on this page has been sourced from 462 Squadron Operational Record Books (ORBs); Air Force Lists; London Gazette; The National Archives (TNA) UK; National Archives of Australia (NAA); Australian World War 2 Nominal Roll; Australian War Memorial (AWM); Auckland War Memorial Museum Online Cenotaph (New Zealand); and Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). Various books and websites were also consulted to compare details, however discrepancies were noted between official records and some authors. (Please refer to Acknowledgements page for details of books and internet sites.)

The ORBs also contained typographical and factual errors. Some pages of the Squadron ORBs are very difficult to read, especially when the carbon paper on the original pages had obviously required replacement, and the type-writer keys were worn and/or misaligned. The 462 Squadron ORBs for 1942, 1943, and early 1944 did not include the service numbers of mentioned aircrew, and only occasionally the member's Air Force, and some handwritten initials had been added at a later time. Those names without Service Numbers and Air Force will have those details added after verification.

Please note also that only Officers were listed in the POSTINGS TO and POSTINGS FROM in the ORB for 462 Squadron, 205 Group, Middle East Command (Form 540 for each month). However service numbers as recorded for some Officers have proven to be incorrect, and postings were incomplete for some months.
Other Ranks were not listed in the Postings, however if they were members of Air Crew, they were listed in the Ops (Forms 541, Detail of Work Carried Out, for each month). Those who received a DFM, are sometimes named in the Form 540s.
Other personnel (e.g. aircraft maintenance, catering, transport, admin/office staff) were not usually mentioned by name, unless they were injured or died, so information is difficult to source. However, non-operational personnel may be listed at a later date, if able to be identified.

Link to page – Memorials for 462 Squadron, Middle East – which list those members of 462 Squadron who lost their lives during 462 Squadron's existence in the Middle East. All personnel who died were listed, and information has been cross-referenced with the CWGC. They are buried in various cemeteries, as detailed on that page. Those with no known grave, have their names listed in the Air Force Panels of the Alamein Memorial in Egypt. If anyone has photos of any of the Squadron's graves, or photos of names on the Alamein Memorial, and would be able to contribute to this site, please make contact.

The list in the Table below is an amalgamation of information from all sources, following attempts to verify the accuracy of information. Column headers have the titles and sequence as per the ORB for the Middle East.

Column 1 – Crew number (yet to be determined, if such a list existed). Crews have been added in the order in which they first appear in the Forms 541 (Ops), from 06 September 1942, until late February 1944. Some names have not been included by other authors.
Column 2 – Captain / Pilot (Names of second Pilots will be listed separately)
Columns 3 to 8 – Crew members, listed by their role/duty in that crew. Mid-upper gunners were not required for Ops after mid-June 1943. On 30 April 1943 approval was received for the removal of mid-upper turrets and front turrets. The last Op and Halifax which required a Mid-Upper Gunner was on 12 June 1943.

Those who were not permanently with a crew may also be listed separately. However, if they were a substitute on an Op with a crew that did not return, they will be listed with that crew. Details of aircraft loss, grave sites, and PoW/Evader status will be included in each crew's page, to be created as an ongoing project.
Airmen acting as substitutes in place of the usual crew members, are listed on that crew's page.
Similarly, second pilots are listed with the main crew on that crew's page.
Names of other personnel mentioned in the ORB, will be added to this page in due course.

Those with two Service Numbers include those who were commissioned, and whose original Service Number was changed (e.g. RAF or RAFVR personnel, and some RCAF personnel). On this web page, the Service Number that would have been current at the time of their service in 462 Squadron is placed first.

Please note that this list is a work in progress, initially concentrating on crews who were Killed in Action (KIA, names in RED), or those for whom records are readily accessible; or information has been received from a family member.
More crews will be added as names and details can be verified. There were at least 70 crews in 462 Squadron, 205 Group.
Click on the blue hyperlinks to go to the Crew page.
Survivor after a crew member's name indicates that he survived the aircraft loss.
Any name followed by a ..... (?) .... indicates that details require verification;
nr – not recorded; tba – to be added; prev – previously.
MM – Military Medal; OBE – Order of British Empire (Military Division); DFM – Distinguished Flying Medal
DFC – Distinguished Flying Cross; DSO – Distinguished Service Order; AFC – Air Force Cross.
MiD – Mentioned in Despatches; PoW – Prisoner of War.

Wanted please: Photos of crews who served with 462 Squadron, 205 Group, Middle East Command, in their various locations; or during their prior training at OTU or HCU; or photos of individual crew members. If you can assist with photos, or wish to advise of errors on this page, or can provide full names or service numbers etc., please make contact (and please include your source of information for verification). Thank you in advance.

 

1
No.
2
Captain
3
Observer/Nav
4
Wireless Operator
5
Flight Engineer
6
Tail Gunner
7
Bombardier
8
Mid-Upper Gunner
0 Jeffrey BRYAN
63479 RAFVR
(prev 1165261)
05 Sep 1942 KIA
ex 76 Sqdn
Stanley H ROBINSON
1181872 RAFVR
05 Sep 1942 PoW
ex 76 Sqdn
Alan POTTS
1109273 RAFVR
05 Sep 1942 KIA
ex 76 Sqdn
W R YOUNG
570392 RAF
05 Sep 1942 PoW
ex 76 Sqdn
Thomas Phillip Edward BLATCH (OBE, 1946)
976618 RAFVR
05 Sep 1942 PoW
ex 76 Sqdn
Not listed with crew
(duties carried out
by Obs/Nav ?)
C R JONES
1029352 RAFVR
05 Sep 1942 PoW
ex 76 Sqdn
0 Alan Egbert HACKING
63487 RAFVR
(prev 931940)
06 Sep 1942 KIA
ex 10 Sqdn
N H TURNER
J.15376 RCAF
(prev R.?????)
Sep 1942 PoW
ex 10 Sqdn
Joseph Deed BRADLEY (MM)
1057447 RAFVR
(later 174795)
Sep 1942 Evader
ex 10 Sqdn
John William MacFARLANE (MM)
568967 RAF
(later 54583)
Sep 1942 Evader
ex 10 Sqdn
William Jeremiah PORRITT (DFM)
R.58432 RCAF
06 Sep 1942 KIA
ex 10 Sqdn
nr Allan Edwin CARSON
404537 RAAF
06 Sep 1942 KIA
ex 10 Sqdn
? Harold Adrian BROWN (DFM, DSO)
1257552 RAFVR
(later 126488)
ex 76 Sqdn

Anomaly – The first crew listed in the ORB, Form 541, 07/09/1942, but as a Ferry flight; their first Op was not until 10/10/1942
1. G M ARMSTRONG
R.62778 RCAF
ex 76 Sqdn
2. John Edward EARNSHAW (DFC) 120705 RAFVR
(prev 1150775)
ex 76 Sqdn
3. Peter EARLE
44315 RAF ex 76 Sqdn; (prev 516443)
KIA en route to UK, in air accident 17/12/1942
4.Richard Keith THOMSON
R.62553 RCAF (later J.17443) ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
1. Robert William LONG
930245 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
2. R FULTON
1100471 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
3. J H DICKSON
1101604 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
James INWARD
569858 RAF
(later 51944, DFC)
ex 76 Sqdn
G L SHAW
1386904 RAFVR
(also M/U Gunner)
ex 76 Sqdn
nr Edward George WESTALL
1314467 RAFVR
(also Tail Gunner)
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
? David Oswald YOUNG (DFC, AFC, DSO)
70764 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
Francis George Tims COLLINS
107924 RAFVR
(prev 1375390)
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
R M CRAINE
J.15268 RCAF
(prev R.?????)
ex 76 Sqdn
James Alexander SPRIGGE (DFM)
569544 RAF
(later 52287)
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
D MOORE
656867 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
nr A E PATCHETT
1127611 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
? Victor Douglas KNOX (DFC)
63842 RAFVR
(prev 1006978)
ex 76 Sqdn
J C DAVIDSON
J. 5307 or J.15307 (?) RCAF (prev R.?????)
ex 76 Sqdn
J D ROGERS
R.61630 RCAF
ex 76 Sqdn
George Henry NICHOLSON
527616 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
Leslie George BURDEN (DFC)
1180696 RAFVR
(later 158909)
ex 76 Sqdn
nr E D THORN
920235 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
? Henry Drury ALCOCK (AFC)
403298 RNZAF
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Arthur John HAWKEN 1251076 RAFVR
(later 129207)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Richard Keith THOMSON
R.62553 RCAF (later J.17443) ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting

3. Garland Ashton MILES
798568 RAFVR
(later 144764)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Alexander Edward ORAM 1255785 RAFVR (later 171879, & DFC)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. John Archibald Robert CARRAD
1180182 RAFVR
(later 148914, DFC and Bar)
ex 76 Sqdn
3. Walter Harold MENNELL
1059210 RAFVR
(later 171652)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. James INWARD 569858 RAF
(later 51944, DFC)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Alexander Riach McKAY 967111 RAFVR (later 160505)
ex 76 Sqdn
3. Thomas LATHAM 570482 RAF
(later 56200)
ex 76 Sqdn
K G MITCHELL
751705 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
2. John HOLMES
744838 RAF
(later 180584)
ex 76 Sqdn
3. Frederick Joseph GERRISH
701272 RAFVR
(later 159671)
ex 76 Sqdn
nr 1. J H HART
R.102021 RCAF
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Richard Sidney MORTHAM
1332299 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting;
3. Harold Vivian MORTON
809193 RAFVR
(later 195653)
ex 76 Sqdn
? Jeffrey Stuart THOMAS
1183525 RAFVR
(later 126001)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Arthur Desmond DOBSON
108026 RAFVR
(prev 952436)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Alexander William BATCHELOR
926590 RAFVR
later 134045
ex 76 Sqdn
3. Richard Keith THOMSON
R.62553 RCAF (later J.17443) ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
1. J M or J H REILLY
1250266 RAFVR ex 76 Sqdn
2. H O HOLLIS
1113428 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
3. A WATSON
993852 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
1. David WILSON
981526 RAFVR
(later 174565)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Harry COATES
567491 RAF
(later 52288)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Malcolm Arthur STREET
408107 RAAF
ex 76 Sqdn
2. John HOLMES
744838 RAF
(later 180584)
ex 76 Sqdn
3. Robert VERE
1379105 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn (later DFC)

4. Frederick Frank WIGBY
1170609 RAFVR (later 196507) ex 76 Sqdn
5. D MOORE
656867 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
6. Richard Sidney MORTHAM
1332299 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
nr 1. Reginald Henry Douglas WILTSHIRE
1253647 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
2. H O HOLLIS
1113428 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
3. Frederick Joseph GERRISH
701272 RAFVR
(later 159671)
ex 76 Sqdn
4. Gerald CARRELL 1319244 RAFVR
(later DFM)
ex 76 Sqdn
? James Donald McINTOSH
404350 RAAF
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Dennis Herbert ACWORTH
1187345 RAFVR
(later 141163, DFC)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Donald BROWN
1058707 RAFVR
(later DFC as W/O)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. R FULTON
1100471 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
3. John Archibald Robert CARRAD
1180182 RAFVR
(later 148914, DFC and Bar)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Harry VAN SCHAICK
567410 RAF
(later 53674)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Robert Hay DUNCANSON
612090 RAF
(later 52798)
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting;
3. H W LAWES
635006 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
4. Harry COATES
567491 RAF
(later 52288)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Kenneth Albert John SCAMMELL
900157 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Robert VERE
1379105 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn (later DFC)

3. Reginald Henry Douglas WILTSHIRE
1253647 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
nr 1. Harold Vivian MORTON
809193 RAFVR
(later 195653)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Donald BROWN
1058707 RAFVR
(later DFC as W/O)
ex 76 Sqdn
3. A E PATCHETT
1127611 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
4. Frederick Frank WIGBY
1170609 RAFVR (later 196507) ex 76 Sqdn
? Michael Desmond GRIBBIN (DFM)
1170186 RAF
(later 134492)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Peter Patrick SIEBERT
407196 RAAF
ex 10 Sqdn
2. R W McBURNEY
R.78831 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
3. William Henry STAMMERS
934368 (later 134649)
ex 10 Sqdn
4. Frank LALLY 118657 RAFVR (prev 655674)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Denis Henry WINDLE 917091 RAF
(later 174511)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. W N GUERTIN
R.68183 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Arthur Joseph JONES
907624 RAF (DFM)
(later 159227)
ex 10 Sqdn
4. J Guy Le CLAIRE
R.56189 RCAF
(later J.16096)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. F J WOOD
744531 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
2. James Wood THAIN
568996 RAF
(later 54584)
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Arthur Edward HESSEL
571066 RAF
(later 53276)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. John Wilson TYSON
551714 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
KIA DeCLERCK Crew
2. P ELLISON
R.75154 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Henry RYCROFT
1303455 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
nr 1. W STEVENS
548169 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
2. James Francis Henry STEER
1256988 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
? John Henry KENNY 67700 RAFVR (previously 1187932)
( Crew )
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Robert George Albert BURGESS
403601 RNZAF
ex 10 Sqdn
2. R W McBURNEY
R.78831 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Reginald JENKYN
1258444 RAFVR
(later 137331)
ex 10 Sqdn
R H STROUTS
R.58172 RCAF
(later J.17254 RCAF)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Thomas William LEMM 566092 RAF
(later 52821)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. Robert Hay DUNCANSON
612090 RAF
(later 52798)
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting;
3. S OAKFORD
523504 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
Various (x 6)
HALLAS, HAYES, FALKOSKI, O'MAY, RYCROFT, CROFT.
Please refer to Crew page for details
nr 1. Rolf Leganger BUGGE 106153 RAFVR (previously 927836)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. James Leslie O'MAY
968109 RAF
(later 161282)
ex 10 Sqdn
? Peter George Batty
WARNER (DSO)
84972 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
1942 Posting and Crew
(see also 1943 Crew)
Francis Timothy COLLINS (DSO)
77911 RAF
(prev 746737)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. A WATSON
993852 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Frank BELL (DFM)
111934 RAFVR
(prev 941766)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. George William Wray
WADDINGTON
570378 RAF
(later 53427)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Harry VAN SCHAICK
567410 RAF
(later 53674)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. E J GREENWAY
J.15317 RCAF
(prev R.?????)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Malcolm Arthur STREET
408107 RAAF
ex 76 Sqdn
3. Kenneth Albert John SCAMMELL
900157 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
4. Reginald Henry Douglas WILTSHIRE
1253647 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
nr 1. Reginald Henry Douglas WILTSHIRE
1253647 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Richard Sidney MORTHAM
1332299 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting;
? Francis James Lyle WYATT (DFM)
1377121 RAFVR
(later 134493)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Jack Vincent WATTS (DFC) later Bar; DSO
J.4688 RCAF
(prev R.?????)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. P T NAHASS
J.15607 RCAF
(prev R.?????)
ex 10 Sqdn
3. R W McBURNEY
R.78831 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
4. Robert George Albert BURGESS
403601 RNZAF
ex 10 Sqdn
5. A E or A L RICHARDS
9447?? RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
1. J A STEWART
R.71417 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
2. J Guy Le CLAIRE
R.56189 RCAF
(later J.16096)
ex 10 Sqdn
3. R M CRAINE
J.15268 RCAF
(prev R.?????)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. John ELLYATT 535155 RAF
(later 51911)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. James Wood THAIN
568996 RAF
(later 54584)
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Geoffrey Arthur GOSNEY
568331 RAF (later 54247)
ex 10 Sqdn
4. Matthew HOLLIDAY
636600 RAF
(later 52822, DFC)
ex 10 Sqdn
5. Arthur Edward HESSEL
571066 RAF
(later 53276)
ex 10 Sqdn
6. Reginald Ivor MANNING
567467 RAF
(later 52870)
ex 10 Sqdn
7. S OAKFORD
523504 RAF
ex 10 Sqd
1. R A MIDWINTER
1375236 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
2. T BUSSEY
756176 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
nr 1. R G NAIRNE
R.95165 RCAF
(later J.?????)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. S GILL
1106588 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
? Kenneth Arthur CLACK (DFM) 124623 RAFVR (prev 1257263)
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
1. D L BOYD
R.62758 RCAF
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Richard Keith THOMSON
R.62553 RCAF (later J.17443) ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
Roy Grant WILLIAMS
1307046 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
H W LAWES
635006 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
John Dawes CROFT DFC
75689 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
nr Frederick Frank WIGBY
1170609 RAFVR (later 196507) ex 76 Sqdn
? Ernest Fred ALLEN 1150772 RAFVR
(later 178970)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Martin Henry Ove LEVIN
1381764 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
2. P T NAHASS
J.15607 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Peter Patrick SIEBERT 407196 RAAF
ex 10 Sqdn
4. William Henry STAMMERS
934368 RAVVR
ex 10 Sqdn
5. John STEVENS
64532 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
6. Frank LALLY 118657 RAFVR (prev 655674)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. J Guy Le CLAIRE
R.56189 RCAF
(later J.16096)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. Denis Henry WINDLE 917091 RAF
(later 174511)
ex 10 Sqdn
3. W N GUERTIN
R.68183 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
4. R H STROUTS
R.58172 RCAF
(later J.17254)
ex 10 Sqdn
5. W EVERETT
1256372 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn

 

1. James Wood THAIN
568996 RAF
(later 54584)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. Matthew HOLLIDAY
636600 RAF
(later 52822, DFC)
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Henry William GURTON
514328 RAFVR
(later DFM)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Islwyn Howell PERKINS
949497 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
2. G J HAYES
R.78445 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
3. G B PENNELL
1115909 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
nr 1. R DILL
R.84889 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
2. William Charles ALLEN
114193 RAFVR
(prev 1377318)
ex 10 Sqdn
3. James Leslie O'MAY
968109 RAFVR
(later 161282)
ex 10 Sqdn
3. J F PATTERSON
R.91276 or R.61276 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
? D J O'DRISCOLL
(MiD June 1943)
R.65084 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
P T NAHASS
J.15607 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
J M McLAUGHLAN
R.53875 RCAF
(later J.16095)
ex 10 Sqdn
S OAKFORD
523504 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
T BUSSEY
756176 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
nr James Leslie O'MAY
968109 RAFVR
(later 161282)
ex 10 Sqdn
? Douglas IVESON
(DFC and Bar, DSO)
86384 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
Alexander William BATCHELOR
926590 RAFVR
(later 134045)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Frank BELL, DFM 111934 RAFVR
(prev 941766)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. John Archibald Robert CARRAD
1180182 RAFVR
(later 148914, DFC and Bar)
ex 76 Sqdn
3. A H DENTON
126500 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
Eric Arthur MORRELL
625206 RAF
(later 54974)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. John HOLMES
744838 RAF
(later 180584)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. John Dawes CROFT DFC
75689 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
nr 1. A H DENTON
126500 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Frederick Frank WIGBY
1170609 RAFVR (later 196507) ex 76 Sqdn
3. Reginald Henry Douglas WILTSHIRE
1253647 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
4. A E PATCHETT
1127611 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
? A J CLARKE
R.77049 RCAF
(later J.16641 RCAF)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. John Douglas HUGHES
951749 RAFVR (later 145336)
ex 10 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
2. Frank LALLY 118657 RAFVR (prev 655674)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Kenneth Haigh WALKER
960705 RAFVR
(later 137336)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. Arthur Joseph JONES
907624 RAF (DFM)
(later 159227)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Sidney Thomas Arthur ROUSE
902694 RAFVR (later 145481)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. Reginald Ivor MANNING
567467 RAF
(later 52870)
ex 10 Sqdn
3.Arthur Edward HESSEL
571066 RAF
(later 53276)
ex 10 Sqdn
4. S OAKFORD
523504 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
5. W G PLUMMER
913326 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
6. Matthew HOLLIDAY
636600 RAF
(later 52822, DFC)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. F. HALLAS
101957 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
2. James Francis Henry STEER
1256988 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Henry RYCROFT
1303455 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
4. John Theodore WILLIAMS
1381756 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
5. F FALKOSKI
R.70610 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
6. T BUSSEY
756176 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
nr 1. John Theodore WILLIAMS
1381756 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
2. Henry RYCROFT
1303455 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
3. William Charles ALLEN
114193 RAFVR
(prev 1377318)
ex 10 Sqdn
4. Rolf Leganger BUGGE 106153 RAFVR (previously 927836)
ex 10 Sqdn
5. F. HALLAS
101957 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
? John Raymond
GOLDSTON
69428 RAFVR
10/11 Nov 1942 KIA
ex 10 Sqdn
1. William Maurice Brough THOMPSON
103540 RAFVR (prev 987912)
ex 10 Sqdn?
2. Martin Henry Ove LEVIN
1381764 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Jack Vincent WATTS (DFC, and bar, DSO)
J.4688 RCAF
Nov 1942 Evader
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Clifford Edward SIMPSON
47523 RAF
(prev 613884)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. P E METIVIER
R.62686 RCAF
ex 10 Sqdn
3. W N GUERTIN
R.68183 RCAF
Nov 1942 PoW
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Geoffrey Arthur GOSNEY
568331 RAF (later 54247)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. W G PLUMMER
913326 RAFVR
Nov 1942 PoW
ex 10 Sqdn
1. R WALTON
991340 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
2. Islwyn Howell PERKINS
949497 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn
3. James Francis Henry STEER
1256988 RAFVR
10/11 Nov 1942 KIA
ex 10 Sqdn
nr 1. Roy SPENCER
1184656 RAF
10/11 Nov 1942 KIA

ex 10 Sqdn

2. William Charles ALLEN
114193 RAFVR
(prev 1377318)
ex 10 Sqdn
? William Robert KOFOED (DFC, DSO)
404380 RNZAF
ex 76 Sqdn
( Crew in 1942 )
Garland Ashton MILES
798568 RAFVR
(later 144764)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Ian Ferrier Fraser
BATCHELOR
1101864 RAFVR
(later 190816)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. A WATSON
993852 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
Thomas LATHAM
570482 RAF
(later 56200)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Frederick Joseph GERRISH
701272 RAFVR
(later 159671)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. W J PAINE
967912 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
nr Harold Vivian MORTON
809193 RAFVR
(later 195653)
ex 76 Sqdn
? James Chisholm MURRAY
404399 RNZAF
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Reginald JENKYN
1258444 RAFVR
(later 137331)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. Jack Vincent WATTS (DFC, and bar, DSO)
J.4688 RCAF
3. Frank LALLY 118657 RAFVR (prev 655674)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Bertie BEVAN
1257680 RAFVR
(later 170984, DFC)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. Denis Henry WINDLE 917091 RAF
(later 174511)
ex 10 Sqdn
3. Robert William LONG
930245 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
4. Clifford Edward SIMPSON
47523 RAF
(prev 613884)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Thomas Rupert Guy O'CONNOR
2. F J WOOD
3. Thomas William LEMM
4. James Wood THAIN
5. S OAKFORD
6. Arthur Edward HESSEL
7. James INWARD
ex 76 Sqdn
8. Lawrence Edward TOMKINS
Excluding INWARD, all were ex 10 Sqdn
Edward Michael COTTRELL
541736 RAF
(later 54431, DFC)
ex 10 Sqdn
nr 1. Gerwyn Evan William HOWELLS
1056698 RAFVR
(later 160514)
ex 10 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
2. G J HAYES
3. R WALTON
4. P ELLISON
5. James Leslie O'MAY
? Benjamin John GIBBONS
402857 RAAF
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Robert George Albert BURGESS
2. Frank LALLY
3. John STEVENS
4. D L BOYD
5. William Maurice Brough THOMPSON
6. P T NAHASS
James Spiro Alfred Samuel TRIGGLE
1169974 RAFVR (later 168507) ex 10 Sqdn
1. Thomas Rupert Guy O'Connor
2. Reginald Ivor MANNING
3. W G PUMMER
1. John Wilson TYSON
2. J F PATTERSON
3. F FALKOSKI
4. Islwyn Howell PERKINS
5. T BUSSEY
nr 1. J F PATTERSON
2. William Charles ALLEN
? Albert George
DECLERCK
402790 RAAF
23 Oct 1942 KIA

ex 10 Sqdn

( Crew )
Kenneth Hughes
WHITMORE
999518 RAFVR
23 Oct 1942 KIA
ex 10 Sqdn
Leslie Walter
GILES
1153580 RAFVR
23 Oct 1942 KIA
ex 10 Sqdn
G F SIMPSON
538225 RAF
Oct 1942 PoW
ex 10 Sqdn
John Wilson TYSON
551714 RAF
23 Oct 1942 KIA

ex 10 Sqdn

nr Arthur Henry PEPPER
R.82619 RCAF
23 Oct 1942 KIA

ex 10 Sqdn

? George Philip SEYMOUR-PRICE (DFC)
34056 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
1. William Henry STAMMERS
934368 (later 134649)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. William Maurice Brough THOMPSON
103540 RAFVR (prev 987912)
ex 10 Sqdn?
1. Arthur Joseph JONES
907624 RAF (DFM)
(later 159227)
ex 10 Sqdn
2. Clifford Edward SIMPSON
47523 RAF
(prev 613884)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. Arthur Edward HESSEL
571066 RAF
(later 53276)
ex 10 Sqdn

2. Geoffrey Arthur GOSNEY
568331 RAF (later 54247)
ex 10 Sqdn
1. G B PENNELL
1115909 RAFVR
ex 10 Sqdn

2. R WALTON
991340 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
nr 1. William Charles ALLEN
114193 RAFVR
(prev 1377318)
ex 10 Sqdn

2. Roy SPENCER 1184656 RAF
ex 10 Sqdn
? Harry William WICKHAM (DFC, MiD)
124631 RAFVR (prev 1251244)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Richard Keith THOMSON
R.62553 RCAF (later J.17443) ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
2. Peter EARLE
44315 RAF ex 76 Sqdn; (prev 516443)
KIA en route to UK, in air accident 17/12/1942

3. Norman Sydney Raymond McMINN 1385305 RAFVR (later 161485) ex 76 Sqdn
4. John Edward EARNSHAW (DFC) 120705 RAFVR
(prev 1150775)
ex 76 Sqdn

5. D L BOYD
R.62758 RCAF
ex 76 Sqdn
Ronald Ernest CHAMBLER 1062123 RAFVR (later 156266) ex 76 Sqdn 1. Harry VAN SCHAICK
567410 RAF
(later 53674)
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Desmond FITZGERALD
622292 RAF (later 54252)
ex 76 Sqdn
W A GILLIES
R.45308 RCAF
ex 76 Sqdn
nr 1.Frederick Frank WIGBY
1170609 RAFVR (later 196507) ex 76 Sqdn

2. E E MALTWOOD 930843 RAF ex 76 Sqdn
? Herbert Frank BICKERDIKE (DFC)
64287 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
John Edward EARNSHAW (DFC) 120705 RAFVR
(prev 1150775)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. J H DICKSON
1101604 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
2. Frederick Wyndham ROUSE 923907 RAF (later 184744)
ex 76 Sqdn
Nicholas TEMPERLEY
536490 RAF (later 54345)
ex 76 Sqdn
1. Robert VERE
1379105 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
(later DFC)
2. E J GREENWAY
J.15317 RCAF
ex 76 Sqdn
nr 1. S GILL
1106588 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
2. A E PATCHETT 1127611 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
? Geoffrey William RAYMOND
102561 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
Peter EARLE
44315 RAF ex 76 Sqdn; (prev 516443)
KIA en route to UK, in air accident 17/12/1942
J H DICKSON
1101604 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
Harry COATES
567491 RAF
(later 52288)
ex 76 Sqdn
W J PAINE
967912 RAF
ex 76 Sqdn
nr S GILL
1106588 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
? Michael William RENAUT DFC, 114751 RAFVR (prev 1375043) ex 76 Sqdn (ex UK 14/07/42, with crew as named)
No ops recorded at 462, posted out 27/10/42
Francis George Tims COLLINS
107924 RAFVR
(prev 1375390)
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting
John Archibald Robert CARRAD
1180182 RAFVR
(later 148914, DFC and Bar)
ex 76 Sqdn
Robert Hay DUNCANSON
612090 RAF
(later 52798)
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting;
Reginald Henry Douglas WILTSHIRE
1253647 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
tba Richard Sidney MORTHAM
1332299 RAFVR
ex 76 Sqdn
KIA in later posting;

10 Dec 1942 – 462 Squadron ordered to move to LG237 (Kilo 40).
14 Dec 1942 – Arrived at LG237; 462 Squadron became a temporarily non-operational Unit; and operationally tour expired aircrews were to be returned to the UK.
02 Jan 1943 – The original aircrews ex 10 and 76 Squadrons, operationally tour expired, were posted to 23 P T C, to await passage to the UK (i.e. all of the above).
14 Jan 1943 – W/Cdr SEYMOUR-PRICE was posted to HQ Middle East, for passage to the UK.
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The following crews were posted to 462 Squadron, 205 Group, during 1943 (names to be added).

1
No.
2
Captain
3
Observer/Nav
4
Wireless Operator
5
Flight Engineer
6
Tail Gunner
7
Bombardier
8
Mid-Upper Gunner
? Reginald Owen BUSKELL
77460 RAFVR
1. Gordon Laurence Ashton McKENNY
62002
RAFVR
2. Robert Percy COOKSON 658574 RAF (later 187250)
1. Robert MARSDEN 631485 RAF
(DFM Oct 1943)
2. A J GREEN
1282525 RAFVR
1. Harold PEARSON 573891 RAF (later 55712) KIA in later posting
2. John KINMOND 1088344 RAFVR (later 179275)
1. H J DUNNE
1080522 RAFVR
2. W P WRIGHT
1316358 RAFVR
(Not usually listed with crew)
Once only – Hetley James HARTLEY 129680 (prev 1153602) RAFVR
1. W P WRIGHT
1316358 RAFVR
2. E A PEET
1470924 RAFVR
? Harold VERTICAN
565380 RAF
06 May 1943 Survivor
John Lawson TEMPEST
122516 RAFVR
06 May 1943 Survivor
1. A J GREEN
1282525 RAFVR
2. F B WARD
1381481 RAFVR
06 May 1943 Survivor
Clifton Donald CURNOW 16655 RAAF
06 May 1943 Survivor
1. A G SMITH
1314429 RAFVR
2. James Robert GORDON DFM
1057611 RAFVR
06 May 1943 Survivor
KIA in later posting
Not listed with crew 1. James Robert GORDON DFM
1057611 RAFVR
KIA in later posting
2. A G SMITH
1314429 RAFVR
06 May 1943 Survivor
? Frederick Brook BIRMINGHAM
113268 RAFVR
19 Aug 1943 KIA

( Crew )
Ernest Frederick BASS
157436 RAFVR
19 Aug 1943 KIA
Charles Sydney HOLTER
161300 RAFVR
19 Aug 1943 KIA
Albert Arthur SCOTT
16890 RAAF
19 Aug 1943 KIA
Alfred WHITING
1380793 RAFVR
19 Aug 1943 KIA
Not listed with crew Not applicable
? William Joseph SPENCER
1193005 RAFVR
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Frederick ELLISON
49660 RAF
(prev 524405)
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? F K KNIGHT
115282 RAF
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Humphrey Ralph GREEN
1381429 RAFVR
09 Feb 1943 KIA

( Crew )
George Henry HALE
1318812 RAFVR
09 Feb 1943 KIA
William Sutherland MURRAY
987911 RAFVR
09 Feb 1943 KIA
Michael Denis McHALE
1087959 RAFVR
09 Feb 1943 KIA
Thomas Edward MACKRILL
944296 RAFVR
09 Feb 1943 KIA
Henry Nicholson BALMFORTH
1434390 RAFVR

09 Feb 1943 KIA
Donald McCARDLE
1425873 RAFVR
09 Feb 1943 KIA
? Michael Frank HALL 1190798 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA

( Crew )
Frank Richmond Vincent NELLO
R.97524 RCAF
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Albert GRIFFIN
1379996 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Gordon Frederick William LAWRENCE
1218515 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Raymond Llewellyn FENNELL
1262360 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Melbourne Glaister FRASER
1061575 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Not applicable
? Douglas Anthony FORDHAM
39976 RAF
06 Feb 1943 Survivor
( Crew )
Ronald MOORHOUSE
121921 RAFVR
06 Feb 1943 KIA
A RICH (or RICK ?)
? ?
06 Feb 1943 Survivor
E LOOMES
? RAFVR ?
06 Feb 1943 Survivor
TUCKER
?
06 Feb 1943 Survivor
Not listed with crew PARSONS
?
06 Feb 1943 Survivor
? William Charles Ernest CRAIG
46341 RAF
( Crew )
Douglas Quartly WATSON
128438 RAFVR
Alfred HOSSACK
128443 RAFVR
1. HARROWER
RAFVR (?)
2. John KINMOND
1088344 RAFVR
Alec Ainsworth BOLLAND
1081014 RAFVR
J JAMES Kenneth Roy POTTS
1033479 RAFVR
? John Wakelin EARL
134503 RAFVR (previously 748106)
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? William James DALTON
742092 RAFVR
( Crew )
1. Ernest Goldsmith PAGE
407623 RAAF

2. N W WYNN (or WYNNE)
1194206 (or 1184206) RAFVR
1. E LANGFELD RAFVR
2. Frederic Leonard CURBESON
751449 RAFVR
1. H WALLACE
RAFVR
2. E J TAYLOR
RAFVR
1. V L ARMSTRONG
RAFVR
2. EDwin Raymond WALLER
1063004 RAFVR
Various x 9 Frederic Leonard CURBESON
751449 RAFVR
? Edward Peter LANDON
49062 RAF
( Crew )
H REDMAN
RAFVR
1. Charles Kenneth TURNER
954184 RAFVR
2. J MARTIN RAFVR
K O ROLFE
RAFVR
1. Charles Leonard DOAK 408568 RAAF
2. H DUNNE
RAFVR
Harry POPE
125566 RAFVR
R S WARRENDER
RAFVR
? Gilbert Sydney/Sidney HALLEY
39916 RNZAF
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Hubert Lloyd BAKER
106844 RAFVR (previously 1126074)
tba tba tba Leonard Charles DOAK 408568 RAAF tba tba
? Peter George Batty
WARNER (DSO)
84972 RAFVR
14 Jul 1943
KIA
( Crew )
(See also 1942 Crew)
Stanley James ELPHICK
116532 RAFVR

14 Jul 1943 KIA
Robert Davies COPLEY
1289545 RAFVR

14 Jul 1943 KIA

E LOOMES
? RAFVR ?
14 Jul 1943
Survivor (2nd time)

Roy Edward PARSONS
129972 RAFVR
14 Jul 1943 KIA
Charles Robert Borden AINLEY
1451753 RAFVR
14 Jul 1943 Survivor
Not applicable
? William Robert KOFOED (DFC, DSO)
404380 RNZAF
( Crew in 1943, see also 1942 Crew )
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? J H N MacINTOSH
J.----- (?) RCAF
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? J E THIAVILLE
R.79228 (?) RCAF (9/43 transferred to USAAF)
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Colin Campbell KANE
122503 RAFVR (previously 1132237)
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Desmond Roy BROWNE
416086 RNZAF
(later DFM)
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? James Orville BROOMFIELD
R.60150 RCAF
(later DFM)
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Robert Hilary Vivian THOMAS
123947 RAFVR (previously 994133)
27 Sep 1943 Survivor
( Crew )
Ernest Goldsmith PAGE
407623 RAAF
(later O4406)
27 Sep 1943 Survivor
Donald Cuthbert MUNROE
? RCAF
27 Sep 1943 Survivor
John Hewson THOMAS
RAF or RAFVR ?
27 Sep 1943 Survivor
Charles WESTON
1325255 RAFVR
27 Sep 1943 Survivor
Also L RACKHAM RCAF
Charles Robert Borden AINLEY
1451753 RAFVR
27 Sep 1943
Survivor (2nd time)
Not applicable
? ST PIERRE tba tba tba L RACKHAM RCAF tba tba
? EVANS tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Gilbert CROOT
415235 RAAF
( Crew )
Morton Ryan DAVY
1147870 RAFVR
Roy VETTER
414177 RAAF
H R LEWIN
RAF or RAFVR ?
Desmond Ian GREENE
417363 RAAF
Edmund Seymour ISAACS
413485 RAAF
Not applicable, name of crew's original MU/AG unknown
? Frederick Harrington BRIGHT
405373 RAAF
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? HEARD tba tba tba tba tba tba
? C R ELLINOR
J.20131 RCAF, on loan from 178 Sqdn
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? HARRISON of 178 Sqdn tba tba tba tba tba tba
? CLARKE OF 178 Sqdn tba tba tba tba tba tba
? McFALL tba tba tba L RACKHAM RCAF tba tba
? Kenneth Ernest Mark MARSH
1386008 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA

( Crew )
Mitchell RIDLAND
421941 RNZAF
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Sydney Ernest TILLEY
1331844 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Edward James
STICKLAND
1800355 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Thomas James KELLY
1016325 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Ian William COLVIN
1575088 RAFVR
12 Oct 1943 KIA
Not applicable
? LANGTON tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Surry Philip Victor BIRD 70064 RAF
KIA
in later posting
tba tba tba David Roland WILLIAMS
1740034 RAFVR
KIA in later posting
tba tba
? DEAR tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Stanley James NOURSE
416782 RAAF
( Crew )
T N HEEPS (Tom)
42188 (?) RNZAF
R A HAY
? RAFVR ?
W A LARKMAN (Billy)
? RAFVR ?
William John COLE
426014 RAAF
Peter W PENNY
? RAFVR ?
Not applicable
? D J McINTOSH tba tba tba tba tba tba
? TATTERSALL tba tba tba L RACKHAM RCAF tba tba
? Lyle Anzac LAWSON 414243 RAAF
16 Mar 1944 KIA

614 Sqdn

( Crew )
James Martin WITHERS
1318127 RAFVR
15 Mar 1944 KIA
614 Sqdn
Frederick Henry WORTHINGTON
952045 RAFVR
15 Mar 1944 KIA
614 Sqdn
David John LEWIS
1583102 RAFVR
15 Mar 1944 KIA
614 Sqdn
1. Henry Joseph BEVEN 418335 RAAF
2. L RACKHAM RCAF
3. David Roland WILLIAMS
1740034 RAFVR
15 Mar 1944 KIA

614 Sqdn

4. Leonard Charles DOAK 408568 RAAF
Vivian DICKSON
405905 RAAF
16 Mar 1944 KIA
614 Sqdn
Not applicable
? Anthony Townson WHEELER
420331 RAAF
Richard Douglas FRANCIS
1487511 RAFVR
(later 177969)
Robert Eric FERGUSON
1365011 RAFVR
(later 177754)
F P TRAIL
1567468 RAFVR
(or 1587468 ?)
G WALKER
1144563 RAFVR
(or 1144363 ?)
Harold Riley GRIFFITHS
1516752 RAFVR
(later 195103)
Not applicable
? McLEAN tba tba tba tba tba tba
? C M HALL tba tba tba tba tba tba
? Francis Milford James HOGAN
408998 RAAF
( Crew )
J BLACK
J.14680 RCAF
D B O'NEIL (or D D ?)
RAF ?
R H HOOK
RAF ?
James Angus WARD
50976 RAF
H FINDLAY
RAF ?
Not applicable
? Kenneth Alan POTTS
412683 RAAF
W A GRIFFITHS
? ?
1. Samuel H RADBURN
1576825 RAFVR
2. Arthur H EVANS
R.????? RCAF
D J IVES
1615762 RAFVR
1. Kenneth Brandon PERKINS 420776 RAAF
2. Horace Charles KERLEY 417267 RAAF
H S LITCHFIELD
1474645 RAFVR
Not applicable
? JUGGINS tba tba tba tba tba tba

 

The following crews were posted to 462 Squadron, 205 Group, in December 1943, but no recorded Ops were located.
The Pilot's names are signed on the Christmas Menu 1943, shown on the HOGAN Crew page

1
No.
2
Captain
3
Observer/Nav
4
Wireless Operator
5
Flight Engineer
6
Tail Gunner
7
Bombardier
8
Mid-Upper Gunner
? W H M CARRINGTON tba tba tba tba tba tba
? T P de BLOEME tba tba tba tba tba tba
? W A IRWIN tba tba tba tba tba tba
? H S TOVEY tba tba tba tba tba tba
? J A WHELAN tba tba tba tba tba tba

 

The following crews posted to 462 Squadron, 205 Group, carried out their first Ops during early 1944.

1
No.
2
Captain
3
Observer/Nav
4
Wireless Operator
5
Flight Engineer
6
Tail Gunner
7
Bombardier
8
Mid-Upper Gunner
? Claude Edgar CALDWELL-WEARNE
412899 RAAF
tba tba tba tba tba tba
? BUCHANAN tba tba tba tba tba tba
? SYMONDS tba tba tba tba tba tba
? William SIMPSON
409757 RAAF
No Ops recorded;
Later DFC
tba tba tba tba tba tba

Pilots posted to 462 Squadron for duties as Second Pilot only, not assigned to any particular crew, and listed in order of first mention in ORB.

1942

L E SMART 1191172 RAFVR, ex 76 Sqdn
D J MANSON 926303 RAF, ex 10 Sqdn
Basil Stanley SYMES 1380676 RAFVR, ex 76 Sqdn, KIA in later posting
Enos Frederick BRAMLEY 1252138 RAFVR, ex 10 Sqdn, KIA in later posting
C W EDEN 1186838 RAFVR, ex 76 Sqdn
Michael Christopher Ellis MAIR 1292764 RAFVR (later 184887), ex 10 Sqdn
James Cecil McCALL 1026306 RAFVR (later 175709), ex 10 Sqdn
Hugh Ronald SEYMOUR 1271017 RAFVR (later 184328), ex 10 Sqdn
P A GOWER 1365373 RAFVR, ex 76 Sqdn
A H HOWARD 1267478 or 1367478 RAFVR, ex 10 Sqdn
Ronald George LEWIS 1380507 RAFVR, ex 76 Sqdn, KIA in later posting
H C GRANGER R.10197 RCAF, ex 76 Sqdn
Ernest William TAYLOR 1071495 RAFVR (later 186608), ex RAF Ramleh

1943

William Stanley ALLARD 1270886 RAFVR (later 186359), 2nd Pilot for VERTICAN, ditched at sea; survived 10½ days in a dinghy with the crew; flew further Ops as 2nd Pilot at 462 Sqdn, posted out Sept 1943; but died in later posting, 1946.
Group/Cap F M DENNY (on 2 Ops)
Group/Cap B H C RUSSELL, Officer Commanding 236 Wing (on 1 Op)
W/Cdr William Taylor RUSSELL 39341 RAF, Officer-in-Charge 462 Squadron
Several Pilots from 178 Squadron also flew as 2nd Pilots for 462 Sqdn (e.g. D H REED J.16315 RCAF; and A J REYNOLDS no other details)

 

1943 and 1944

Several newly posted Pilots flew 1 or 2 Ops as a Second Pilot, but subsequently flew later Ops with their usual Crew, so they are listed in the table above.

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