The Crews

Operation “Chastise”, May 16/17, 1943 No. 617 Squadron Personnel

The awards are those given specifically for the raid. The † indicates killed on Operation “Chastise”; * denotes prisoners of war

TO BE UPDATED !!!

THE FIRST WAVE

Craft Pilot Flt Eng Navigator Wireless Bomber Front Gunner Rear
Gunner
AJ-G ED932/G W/Cdr G.P. Gibson (VC)
Sgt Pulford (DFM) P/O T.H Taerum (DFC) Flt Lt R.E.G Hutchison (bar DFC) P/O F.M Spafford (DFC) F/Sqt G.A. Deering (DFC) Flt Lt R.A,D Trevor Roper (DFC)
AJ-M ED925/G Flt Lt J.V. Hopgood
Sgt C Brennan
F/O K. Earnshaw
Sgt J.W. Minchin
P/O J.W Fraser
*
F/O
G.H.F.G
Gragory †
P/O A.F Burcher
*
AJ-P ED909/G Flt Lt H.B.M Martin (DSO) P/O I. Whittaker Flt Lt J.F. Leggo (bar DFC) F/O L. Chambers Flt Lt R.C. Hay (bar DFC) P/O B.T. Foxlee F/Sgt T.D. Simpson (DFM)
AJ-A ED877/G Sgn Ldr H.M. Young † Sgt D.T. Horsfall † F/Sgt C.W. Roberts† Sgt L.W. Nichols† F/O V.S. Mac-Causland † Sgt G.A Yeo † Sgt W. Ibbotson †
AJ-J ED906/G Flt Lt D.J. Maltby (DSO) Sgt W. Hatton Sgt V. Nicholson (DFM) Sgt A.J.B. Stone P/O J. Fort (DFC) Sgt V. Hill Sgt H.T. Simmonds
AJ-L ED929/G Flt Lt D.J. Shannon (DSO) Sgt R.J. Henderson F/O D.R. Walker (bar DFC) F/O B. Goodale F/Sgt L.J. Sumpter (DFM) Sgt B. Jagger P/O J. Buckley (DFC)
AJ-Z ED937/G Sqn Ldr H.E. Maudsley † Sgt J. Marriott † F/O R.Q. Urguhart WO2 A.P. Cottam † P/O M.J.D Fuller † F/O W.J. Tytherleigh † Sgt N.R. Burrows †
AJ-B ED864/G Flt Lt W. Astell † Sgt J. Kinnear † P/O F.A. Wile † Wo2 A. Garshowitz † F/O D. Hopkinson † F/Sgt F.A Garbas † Sgt R. Bolitho †
AJ-N ED912/G P/O L.G. Knight (DSO) Sgt R.E. Grayston F/O H.S. Hobday (DFC) F/Sgt R.G.T. Kellow F/O E.C Johnson (DFC) Sgt F.E. Sutherland Sgt H.E. O’Brien

THE SECOND WAVE

AJ-E ED927/G Flt Lt R.N.G Barlow † P/O S.L. Whillis † F/O P.S. Burgess † F/O C.R. Williams † P/O A.Gillespie † F/O H.S. Glinz † Sgt J.R.G. Liddell †
AJ-W ED921/G Flt Lt J.L. Munro Sgt F.E. Appleby F/O F.G Rumbles Sgt P.E. pigeon Sgt J.H. Clay Sgt W. Howarth F/Sgt H.A. Weeks
AJ-K ED934/G P/O V.W. Byers † Sgt A.J. Taylor † F/O J.H. Warner † Sgt J. Wilkinson † P/O A.N. Whitaker † Sgt C. McA. Jarvie † F/Sgt J. McDowell
AJ-T ED936/G P/O G. Rice Sgt E.C. Smith F/O R. Macfarlane Sgt C.B. Gowrie F/Sgt J.W. Thrasher Sgt T.W. Maynard Sgt S. Burns
AJ-T ED825/G Flt Lt J.C. McCarthy (DSO) Sgt W. Radcliffe F/Sgt D.A. Mclean (DFM) Sgt L Eaton Sgt G.L. Johnson (DFM) Sgt R. Batson F/O D.Rodger

THE THIRD WAVE

AJ-C ED910/G P/O W. Ottley † Sgt R. Marsden † F/O J.K Barrett † Sgt J Guterman † F/Sgt T.B. Johnston † Sgt F. Tees * Sgt H.J. Strange †
AJ-S ED865/G P/O L.J. Burpee † Sgt G. Pegler † Sgt T. Faye † P/O L.G. Weller † WO2 J.L. Arthur † Sgt W.C.A Long † Wo2 J.G. Brady †
AJ-F ED918/G F/Sgt K.W. Brown (CGM) Sgt H.B. Feneron Sgt D.P. Heal (DFM) Sgt H.J. Hewstone Sgt S. Oancia (DFM) Sgt D. Allaston F/Sgt G.S. Macdonald
AJ-O ED886/G P/O W.C. Townsend (CGM) Sgt D.J.D Powell P/O C.L. Howard (DFC) F/Sgt G.A. Chalmers (DFC) Sgt C.E. Franklin (bar DFM) Sgt D.E. Webb (DFM) Sgt R. Wilkinson (DFM)
AJ-Y ED924/G F/Sgt C.T. Anderson Sgt R.C. Patterson Sgt J.P. Nugent Sgt W.D. Bickle Sgt G.J. Green Sgt E. Ewan Sgt A.W. Buck