Primary Sources


I would like to thank the following individuals for their help and encouragement, in particular Pete Tresadern who without his help this site would not have happened.

 Historians / Researchers

Dr Theo Boiton

Chris Ward

Brett Pierce

Errol Martin

Kelvin Youngs (see below for a link to Kelvin’s marvellous web site, Aircrew Remembered

Michael Kennett

David Duxbury

Danny Bouchard ( I would strongly recommend you contact Danny for any research required in Canada.

Greg Harrison “Biffa” ( No.100 Squadron Historian, specialises in No.1 Group RAF Bomber Command)

 Veterans & Family

Air Commodore Fred Milligan AFC 

Penny Humphreys & Family

Harry Barker RAFVR

Les Ashplant RAFVR

The Family of squadron leader John Overton

Mal Gibson, son of Eric Gibson DFC RAAF

Charles Bennett RAAF

Dick Treasure RNZAF

John Windle RAFVR

Mike Casey ( please visit this wonderful site in memory of the Rodger Crew )

 National Archives

No.623 Squadron Operational Records Book Air 27/2141

No.115  Squadron Operational Records Book Air 27/890

No.90 Squadron Operational Records Book Air 27/731

No.620 Squadron Operational Records Book Air 27/2134

No.7 Squadron Operational Records Book Air 27/101

No.218 Squadron Operational Records Book Air 27/1351

Bomber Command Night Raid Reports    Air14/3411

Bomber Command Interception and Tactic Reports Air/14/3016

RAF Downham Market Station Records Book  Air28/213

Form 1180 Accident Cards

AM Form 78 Movement Card


For Your Tomorrow :  V1 V2 V3 Errol Martyn

Nachtjagd War Diaries : V 1 & 2 Dr Theo Boiten

By Such Deeds : G/Cpt C M Hanson OBE

Bomber Command Losses :  V1-2-3-4-5 Bill Chorley

No.3 Group Bomber Command : Chris Ward & Steve Smith

Stirling File  : Bruce Gomersall

Strike Hard Bomber Airfield : John Hilling


Commonwealth War Grave Commission

Auckland War Memorial Museum

National Archives of Australia

Stirling Aircraft Society Forum

RAF Commands

Bomber Command History Forum

Veterans Affairs Canada


Please check out this site for aircraft profiles and illustrations, I cannot recommend this site enough!