226 Sqn

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  1. I was wondering if there is somebody on this forum who may know a great deal about the 226 Sqn?

    I am trying to research if 2 airmen from this squadron may be possibly alive.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Sqn

    Battle. Damaged on landing at Perpignam. Crew unhurt. Aircraft damaged but repairable.

    I have a photo titled:

    A undated photograph of rather jaded-looking aircrews of No.226 Squadron, then based at Rheims.
    It goes onto to give some more background too. There's ten un-named chaps in the photo.

    I'll try and get it scanned for you and post it up.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Nos. 88 and 226 Squadrons undertake night leaflet dropping and the mine-laying in enemy waterways on the night 18/19th March.

    Sourced from: The Battle of France

    I've got quite a bit more but I need to go and pick the Mrs's up from Wakefield-I'll try and post some more later if I'm allowed to stay up :D

    Regards
    Andy
     
  4. thanks, the 2 airmen I am trying to locate are named:

    Sgt. H.J. Lorkin
    Sgt. N. Semple

    I believe they were both RAF.
     
  5. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

  6. Thanks Peter, I just posted on the site, hopefully somebody there may help.

    John
     
  7. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Nos. 88 and 226 Squadrons undertake night leaflet dropping and the mine-laying in enemy waterways on the night 18/19th March.

    Sourced from: The Battle of France

    I've got quite a bit more but I need to go and pick the Mrs's up from Wakefield-I'll try and post some more later if I'm allowed to stay up :D

    Regards
    Andy


    The incident involving Sgt. Lorkin and Sgt. Semple occurred on 4 November 1944 when Mitchel FW163 Y/226 Squadron 2nd Tactical Air Force was hit flak and the aircraft force-landed at B 80 (Volkel)
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron

    Battle P2265. Lost control and abandoned near La Preve during night training exercise 10.00pm. Sergeant J. R. Branton and LAC P.K. Davies killed. Flight Sergeant W.A. Dunn baled out landing with injured head. Aircraft MQ*B a write-off.
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron, Reims-Champagne

    Battle K9183. Hit by ground-fire during dive-bombing of enemy columns between Wallendorf and Diekirch and crashed at Hirzenhaff Farm, south of Bettendorf, 6.30pm. Flying Officer D.A. Camerton reportedly died of wounds in Diekrich Hospital May 13. Sergeant C.S. Hart captured unhurt. AC1 J. G. Ward captured slightly wounded. Aircraft MQ*R a write-off.

    The date of death of Douglas Cameron is recorded as May 10 on the CWGC and it is possible there may have been some confusion with the circumstances of the death of Brian Kerridge of the same squadron as detailed in a following entry.
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron, Reims-Champagne

    No. 226 Squadron Battles, covered by No.56 Squadron Hurricanes operating from England, bombed a road junction at Boeimeer mid-morning. Inconceivably, this was the only attak delivered by British Aircraft the entire day.

    Battle P2353. Hit by ground-fire south-west of Wuestwezel during sortie to attack road junction at Boeimeer and forced-landed near Brussels 12.00pm. Pilot Officer M.W. Waddington slightly wounded. Sergeant G. Stephenson and LAC J. Hope unhurt. Aircraft abandoned.

    This aircraft was subsequently impressed into the Belgian Air Force but was not flown in service as it used 100 octane petrol, Belgian Battles using lower-rated fuel.

    Battle L5418. Flew into high tension cable during attack on road junction at Boeimeer 12.00pm and returned damaged. Sergeant G. G. Martin, Sergeant N. Anderson, and AC H. K. Wyatt unhurt. Aircraft repairable - abandoned on withdrawal to Faux-Ville-Cerf 16th May.
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron, Reims-Champagne


    3.35-4.15pm 2 Battles from 226 Squadron attack Bridge No.1 at Wadelincourt.

    3.35-4.15pm 4 Battles from 226 Squadron attack Bridge No.3 at Douzy.

    3.35-4.15pm 4 Battles from 226 Squadron attack Bridge No.5 at Mouzon.

    All aircraft accompanied with assets from other Squadrons.

    Battle P2267. Believed shot down by flak during attack on Douzy, south-east of Sedan, 4.00pm. Squadron Leader C. E. S. Lockett baled out and captured. Sergeant F. J. Percival and Corporal R. S. Clark missing. Aircraft lost.

    No trace of the remains of Frederick Percival and Robert Clark were ever reported found. They are commemorated on the Runneymede Memorial where their date of death is recorded 15th May.

    Battle P2254. Poet aileron, tailplane, and bomb release gear damaged by ground-fire during approach to bridge at Douzy 4.00pm. Attack aborted and returned to base. Sergeant R. S. Annan, Sergeant A. Livingston, and AC2 Jonas unhurt. Aircraft abandoned.

    Battle L5438. Shot down during bombing attack on bridge at Mouzon and crashed near Mont Dieu 4.00pm. Flight Sergeant W. A. Dunn, Sergeant A. F. Sedgwick, and AC2 M. B. Millar killed. Aircraft a write-off.

    Originally buried at Mont Dieu, this crew was exhumed in February 1947 and reinterred in Choloy War Cemetery where their dates of death are recorded as 15th May.

    Battle K9343. Failed to return from attack on bridge at Mouzon and crashed at Les Grandes-Armoises 4.00pm. Sergeant V. H. Moseley killed. Sergeant S. D. Hibberd and Corporal H. F. Little missing. Aircraft a write-off.

    Only one body together with a map marked 'Moseley', was recovered from this wreck and buried in Les Grandes-Armoises churchyard as 'Aviateur Anglais. Avion Blenheim K9343'. Later formerly identified as Victor Moseley, he was reinterred on February 11th, 1947 in Choloy War Cemetery where his date of death is recorded as May 15 as those of the other two crews above.

    Battle K9345. Returned damaged by ground fire during attack on bridge at Mouzon, south-east of Sedan, 3.48pm. Flight Lieutenant V. S. Butler, Sergeant Forsyth, and LAC J. P. Sullivan unhurt. Aircraft reparable.

    Battle K9383. Returned with petrol tanks holed by ground fire during attack on bridge at Mouzon, south-eat of Sedan, 4.00pm. Sergeant E. E. Hopkins and Sergeant J. B. Callaghan unhurt. AC D. Barber injured ankle. Aircraft damaged but repairable - destroyed on evacuation May 16.

    Battle K9176. Returned with petrol tanks holed by ground fire during attack on transport between Ecly and Serincourt 10.40pm. Sergeant N. N. Hoyle, Sergeant Maguire, and AC Lewis unhurt. Aircraft repairable.
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron, Faux-Villecerf

    Battle L5452. Colided with Anson R3341 after landing at Povan in bad visibility. Sergeant F. Evans (of No. 4 Ferry Pilots Pool) unhurt. Aircraft repairable.
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron, Faux-Villecerf

    Battle K9176. Failed to return from night attack on Montcornet 2.00am. Sergeant R. S. Annan and AC2 R. J. Jones captured. Sergeant A. Livingstone missing. Aircraft lost.

    Alex Livingstone is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial where his date of death is recorded as May 22.
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron, Faux-Villecerf

    Battle L5461. Returned damaged by AA fire during attack on Laon Airfield in bad weather 11.45am. AC1 H. G. Lewis wounded in leg and thigh, rest of crew unhurt. Aircraft damaged but repairable.
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron, Souge

    Battle L5450. Reported missing following attack on enemy columns between Poix and Abbeville. Crew believed returned later unhurt. Aircraft a write off.
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron, Villiersfaux

    Battle P6598. Shot down by BF109's of 4/JG3 during attack on Vernon and crashed near St Pierre-d'Autlis. Sergeant G. P. McLoughlin, Sergeant E. Marrows, and Flight Sergeant J. A. Russel killed. Aircraft a write off.
     
  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    226 Squadron, Faux-Villecerf

    Battle P2161. Shot down during attack on enemy troop concentrations south-west of Montmirail and crashed near La Chapelle-Moutils. Possibly that claimed by Lt. Wick of 3/JG2 between Montpothier and Provins 8.10pm Sergeant E. E. Hopkins captured unhurt. Sergeant J. B. Callaghan and Sergeant L. Turner both killed. Aircraft a write off.
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Battle P2335. Failed to return from attack on enemy armour and believed crashed near Breux-sur-Avre. Possibly that claimed by Hptmn Ebbighausen (Staffelkapitan) of 4/JG26 south of Vernon 4.53pm. Flying Officer K. N. Rea killed. Sergeant F. Nixon missing. Sergeant H. P. White captured seriously wounded, died in Doullens Hospital, August 2, 1940. Aircraft WT*N a write off.

    All above info sourced from The Battle of France.
     
  19. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    226 Squadron, Reims-Champagne

    Battle K9183. Hit by ground-fire during dive-bombing of enemy columns between Wallendorf and Diekirch and crashed at Hirzenhaff Farm, south of Bettendorf, 6.30pm. Flying Officer Douglas Alexander Cameron reportedly died of wounds in Diekrich Hospital May 13. Sergeant C.S. Hart captured unhurt. AC1 J. G. Ward captured slightly wounded. Aircraft MQ*R a write-off.

    The date of death of Douglas Cameron is recorded as May 10 on the CWGC and it is possible there may have been some confusion with the circumstances of the death of Brian Kerridge of the same squadron as detailed in a following entry.

    F/O Cameron was an Australian and his death is listed in the Australian Roll of Honour as 10th of May.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-grave-photographs/14988-war-graves-luxembourg.html

    From: WH Edwards DFC

    The three were 1936 pilot cadets at RAAF Point Cook, selected on graduation for RAF commissions under the pre-war RAAF/RAF exchange scheme. As an unexpected bonus, the records also showed that on formation of 211 Squadron in 1937, a fourth Australian had been posted in: 39455 P/O Douglas Alexander Cameron, another RAAF Pt Cook graduate. The Australian connection with the “Greyhounds” is long indeed!
    This is another:

    James Walter Bryan Stevenson

    Service number: 42158
    Rank: Pilot Officer
    Unit: No 266 Squadron
    Service: Royal Air Force
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 2 June 1940
    Cause of death: Killed in action
    Cemetery or memorial details: Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom

    This link clears up the wrong details on the Spitfire Stevenson was Flying at the time of his death. What does your info have as the number for the Spitfire?
    <CENTER><img src= "http://www.rafcommands.com/rafcommandsbanner.gif"><BR> - "266 Sqn Spitfire Losses 02/06/1940 over Dunkerque"
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    266 Squadron, Martlesham Heath.
    Wing patrol Dunkirk:

    Spitfire N3197. Shot down with BF109's over Dunkirk 8.30am. P/O J. W. B. Stevenson missing. Aircraft lost.
     

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