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Good evening Barnsley. I was wondering if you could give me any information on my relative Sgt Tom Gibson who was lost over Hanover 25.3.1945. I have the aircraft crew and incident from the 166 Sqn history book but was wondering if you could give me any info on when he joined the Sqn and how many missions he may have flown. I managed to get in contact with one of his crew who lived in New Zealand but that was over 20 years ago and I'm sure he will no longer be with us. Any information on Tom would be appreciated.

Many thanks Paul Gibson



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Sgt Tom Gibson RAF (Laverack crew)

The crew flew 7 operations before the final one. The crew joined 166 on 10.02.45.

Paul email me on mjc41uk@yahoo.co.uk if you want more detail.

Your relative was the mid upper gunner.

Cheers

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Hi Florence, 

Could you confirm that the Thomas Luscombe you are researching is the one I have information on.

 

Rank: Seargeant

Service No: 742043

Date of Death: 11/05/1941

Son of Frederick William and Ann Luscombe, of Coventry

 

If you could reply on whether this is the person you are researching, it would be much appreciated.

 



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Could you please confirm your e-mail by e-mailing me paulgibson879@hotmail.co.uk as the e-mail you posted on here does not appear to work.

Regards Paul Gibson



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Sgt Tom Gibson RAF (Laverack crew)

ok Paul we have since been in touch and my email is working o.k. B



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hi David, 

I dont know if you know who I am, I think we are related, I am Jean and Ray daveys granddughter. I have been researching trevor and wondered if you have found any photos. I know it was a while since you posted on here but thought I would give it a shot. thankyou.smile



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Hello.

This is really a long shot, as I think that the last post to this site was in 2012....but here goes.

I am trying desperately to get hold of a copy of Jim Wright's book "On the Wings of War" - the history of 166 Squadron. It is out of print, and I am struggling to find a copy. The number I have for Jim Wright/the 166 Association (0151 547 3391) is unobtainable. Can anyone help, please?

Mike Goldstein (whose father was jack Goldstein, KIA on 16 March 1945 in Lancaster RF154 AS-B



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WINGS OF WAR BY JIM WRIGHT 

Hello, not quite sure why you think the last post on this thread was 2012, it was 7 days ago! Anyway, I have a copy of the book and if I can help you with anything please email me mjc41uk@yahoo.co.uk. The 166 Squadron no longer exists, S/Ldr Jim Wright passed away a few years ago. Best Wishes, B.

 



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Hope I am doing this correctl? I am looking for any details/picture of crew etc off Lancaster 166 sqdn JB 145 which was lost on 3/12/43 on raid to Hannover. The flight engineer was my late Fathers best pal and cousin Sgt Flight Engineer Tommy Lafferty 1550660. Before volunteering Sgt Lafferty was surveyor with National Coal Board. Sgt Laffertys Sister  Helen Lafferty asked me to research him and I managed to get list of crew details. i understand one of the crew survived and he may have been tail gunner. He was captured and after war came to Patna in Ayrshire to visit Sgt Tommy Laffertys Motter, Father, and Sister Helen. His name was Donald Earnest Edmonds Pitcher, I understand his family owned a butchers busines? I never managed to obtain anything on the survivor, I checking POW records etc with no result. The family were devistated at the loss including my Late Father who never stopped talking of him. Sgt Laffertys Mother turned white headed after the event. Any information would be most welcom. Many thanks for now. JBD



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Hi, 

I would be extremely grateful if you could point me in the right direction for finding out more information about a member of 166 Squadron called Roger Rockwell Ward. He was killed on Sept 24 1944 on a mission in Flight 722 to Neuss. I am trying to find out more about Sgt Ward himself, as in his time at the Squadron, and how 722 was lost. None of the records I have searched have any information. Thank you very much and any help would be greatly appreciated.  



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Sgt Flight Engineer Tommy Lafferty 1550660

Sgt Lafferty was the FE in the cox crew. He flew the following operations before being lost on a Berlin raid;

08.10.43 Hanover

18.10.43 Hanover

20.10.43 Leipzig

03.11.43 Dusseldorf

18.11.43 Berlin

22.11.43 Berlin

02.12.43 Berlin-MISSING

The survivor from the crew, Pitcher, was the WOP and he came from Wiltshire. If you require further information, please email me on mjc41uk@yahoo.co.uk



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Sgt Roger Rockwell Ward A.G RAF

Sgt Ward was the Mid Upper Gunner in 166 Squadron Lancaster LM722 coded AS.D piloted by F/O James Glyn Davies RAF. There were no survivors from the crew and no crewmen were ever recovered for burial, indicating the aircraft may well have been lost over the sea. The crew had completed some operations before Sgt Ward joined them, in early August 1944. I do not know at this stage if he came from another crew or straight from training. They are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Sgt Ward took part in several operations including attacks on Stettin, Frankfurt and Falaise.

If you require more detailed information please email me on mjc41uk@yahoo.co.uk

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barnsley wrote:

Anyone out there with queries about 166 squadron,particularly family members with connections to this squadron,I would be happy to help.

25 years of research into the squadron means I should be able to answer most questions about aircrew who served with them.Best Wishes,B


 Than you for your kind offer. My brother Flt.S. Albert Peter Bates, 1066641 squadron 166 , pilot of HF596 , was shot down August 16 1943 while laying mines around the Frisian Islands . Could you please get information for me on previous missions he flew ? Kindest regards , Margaret 



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F/Sgt Bates 166 Squadron

Dear Margaret, if you email me direct on mjc41uk@yahoo.co.uk I will send you some more information about your brither.

Kind regards

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Margaret

There is information and photographs of this crew on the 166 Squadron website.

The link to the page on HF596 is http://raf166squadron.com/CrewHF596.htm

We have communicated before, if I can be of any further help, please message me at e-mail address shown on the website.

David Swallow

Administrator RAF 166 Squadron website



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Im hoping you could help me gain some information on the service record of an RAF veteran who passed away last Fri (19 Apr) the funeral service is tomorrow, and I have been asked and agreed to attend. From the (sketchy) details I have, Flying Officer James Jones: Joined the RAF in 1943 Undertook flying training at Falcon Field, Arizona Apr-Nov 1944 Returned to the UK and served in the RAF with 166 Sqn (at RAF Kirmington) as a Lancaster pilot Continued to serve for a few years after WWII I have a soft-copy of a photo of Fg Off Jones and I note the signature of another celebrated veteran Flt Lt William Reid VC Im not sure if they flew together, but am confident as fellow glaswegians they would have known each other. any info offered would be gratefully received by archie.mccallum996@mod.uk

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P/O James Jones 166 Squadron

Hi, sorry I have only just seen your post. Could you email me on mjc41uk@yahoo.co.uk and I will see what info I have in my records. I run this thread on 166 Squadro. Best wishes , B.



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Hi - my father was the other Flight Serg F J Ricketts who flew in 166 squadron in JB151 - shot down over Germany  (Welver) and managed to open his parachute after the plane exploded - he was in Stalag Luft 1 util the end of the war. I wonder if the two of them ever met?



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SGT F. J. RICKETTS

Hi Andrew, could you please email me on mjc41uk@yahoo.co.uk about your father. I can give you some more information. B



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