Greetings from Warwickshire

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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:40 pm


Just wanted to let you know about Sgt Richard Lewis "Dick" BARGER and Sgt L J RICHARD, The two individuals seem to be the same person, according to family and Aircrew Remembered ... ... #5) the info is down towards the bottom of the page.
10601064 Sgt Richard Lewis "Dick" BARGER who was badly injured on operations with 78 Squadron and sent to RAF Holme on the 14th August 1943 to recover from his wounds (compression fracture of the spine). He survived the war and returned to the UK on a number of occasions to meet with his old crew mates; one of whom I was fortunate enough to become friends with and kept prolific notes on his time in the RAF including his time as a POW. Dick Barger transferred from the RCAF into the USAAF at the 12th Replacement Depot at Chorley in Lancashire but returned to 78 Squadron to complete his tour of operations.

Two others I have less details for, the first is Air Gunner Sergeant W KENT who joined 78 Squadron on the 29th April 1943 and left on the 1st June 1943, the entry in the Squadron ORB simply says to US Forces. The other is another Air Gunner Sgt L J RICHARD but I have no other details on him.

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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by 78SqnHistory » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:50 pm


Here is another one for you

R104883 Sgt William James ASHWORTH RCAF the son of Rev WJ Ashworth of Auburndale, Florida, USA. He arrived at No. 78 Squadron in October 1942 and survived the ditching of Halifax EY-Q on return from ops to Duisburg on the night of the 20/21 December 1942. There was only one other survivor. Ashworth remained with 78 Squadron and returned to operations, before he was posted to RAF Station Linton on the 1st May 1943.



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