R.A.F. No. 15 Squadron, Lancaster LM465

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R.A.F. No. 15 Squadron, Lancaster LM465

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:45 pm

Also thought I would throw this one in as well, can not find the hometown on this warrior as well, if anyone can lend a hand, would appreciate it.

R.A.F. No. 15 Squadron

Lancaster, LM465, June 12, 1944

Aircraft took off from RAF Mildenhall for a bombing mission to Nordstern Synthetic Oil Refinery at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Aircraft was attacked and shot down by a night fighter, aircraft crashing 2 km Southwest of Meerlo in the Dutch Province of Limburg, Netherlands. Only one of the crew members survived and was able to evade capture, assisted by the local resistance.

Crew
Pilot: P/O C.S. Thompson, J/86074, RCAF, Big Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.
Flt Eng: Sgt M.B. Pelham, 1890440, RAFVR, Stamford Hill, London, England
Nav: W/O 2 R. McMillan, R/143734, RCAF, Hometown unknown
Bmb Aim: Flt Sgt R.G. Lemky, R/162667, RCAF, Port Mann, City of Surrey, British Columbia .
Wop/Gnr: Flt Sgt J.M. Trend, Survived, evaded capture, assisted by resistance.
Gnr: Sgt T.E. Stubbs, 1805250, RAFVR, Brockley, London, England
Gnr:Sgt R.S. Mobbs, 1874047, RAFVR, Cratfield, Suffolk, England

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Re: R.A.F. No. 15 Squadron, Lancaster LM465

Post by Temujin » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:30 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Also thought I would throw this one in as well, can not find the hometown on this warrior as well, if anyone can lend a hand, would appreciate it.

R.A.F. No. 15 Squadron

Lancaster, LM465, June 12, 1944

Aircraft took off from RAF Mildenhall for a bombing mission to Nordstern Synthetic Oil Refinery at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Aircraft was attacked and shot down by a night fighter, aircraft crashing 2 km Southwest of Meerlo in the Dutch Province of Limburg, Netherlands. Only one of the crew members survived and was able to evade capture, assisted by the local resistance.

Crew
Pilot: P/O C.S. Thompson, J/86074, RCAF, Big Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.
Flt Eng: Sgt M.B. Pelham, 1890440, RAFVR, Stamford Hill, London, England
Nav: W/O 2 R. McMillan, R/143734, RCAF, Hometown unknown
Bmb Aim: Flt Sgt R.G. Lemky, R/162667, RCAF, Port Mann, City of Surrey, British Columbia .
Wop/Gnr: Flt Sgt J.M. Trend, Survived, evaded capture, assisted by resistance.
Gnr: Sgt T.E. Stubbs, 1805250, RAFVR, Brockley, London, England
Gnr:Sgt R.S. Mobbs, 1874047, RAFVR, Cratfield, Suffolk, England
Nav: W/O 2 R. McMillan, R/143734, RCAF, Hometown unknown = Rank was Pilot Officer, hometown is Nanaimo, British Columbia

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