226 Sqn

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  1. fritzelblitz

    fritzelblitz Member

    Actually I think this rather to be Battle L5247. "Crashed just behind the enemy lines" on 10 May 1940 (Chorley). There was a different picture, from the album of a german soldier, for sale on eBay.
  2. Roger2

    Roger2 New Member

    Hey everyone. I'm bringing this thread back up top as it seems to be the only 226 Squadron thread.

    I'm looking for information on my Dad who flew in the 226 from 15.3.44. He was injured in action over France but managed to get his plane back to the UK.
    His name was F/O George Edward Brancher. He is third to the right here. He flew in the RNZAF. First on the right is his navigator Syd, who was from Australia. he visited us in London in the 70's and Dad took us all down to Southend to the museum there where they had a B-25 and the curator let us all in the plane and Syd and Dad started re counting their war time stories.


  3. Barry N

    Barry N New Member

  4. Barry N

    Barry N New Member

    226 Squadron AASF P6598 took off Faux Villecerf 11 June 1940 on daylight bombing raid on bridges at vernon and pontoon bridge at St Pierre. They encountered intense ground fire. French tradition is they were shot down by a messerschmitt Bf109 from Jagdschwader 3. It crash landed into a train at St Pierre and burst into flames. It not know if this was aimed at the train to cause maximum damage or if it was accidental. The airmen were buried in a shallow grave between the railway and the road by one of the few remaining villagers. The Germans gave permission for a proper burial in the cemetery one year later. Sergeant McLoughlin Gerald Patric 580205 Pilot 19.
    Sergeant Marrows Ernist 522807 Obs
    Flight Sergeant Russell Jack Alfred W/Op/Air Gnr
    Communal grave at St Pierre D'Autils communal Cemetery Index No Fr 996
  5. rugbylad_312

    rugbylad_312 Member

    Hi all,

    I am currently researching a Sergeant William Walter Simms, Air Gunner, 1436631 of 226 Squadron, RAFVR. Have found out he took part in Operation Oyster part of Stephen Roche crew usually in AL750, MQ-Z.
    However it seems that he was killed in a flying accident in Boston Z2261 MQ-W on 3rd February 1943 along with the other crew. Have a great photo which I have found of William as well.
    Does anyone have information on the flying accident of himself and the crews death?



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