Personnel Index - Detail
Image courtesy of Robert Thompson via his son Clive 'Bob' Thompson
4/5 July, 1944; ST-LEU-D'ESSERENT (CRIEL):
On the previous two nights operations had been cancelled during the early evening, but on Tuesday 4th, 5 Group did manage to dispatch 231 aircraft against the underground flying-bomb store at St-Leu-D'Esserent. Night-fighters were out in force once again and engaged the bombers in the target area.
Of the 17 crews that had departed Fiskerton, one failed to return. Sadly, F/O Harold Dod and crew, flying a brand-new aircraft, were all killed over France and are buried together in Romescamp Cemetery near Oise.
Lancaster PB195 (EA-P)
F/O H.F. Dod Pilot (Killed)
Sgt V.A. Keen F/ E (Killed)
F/S N. Gordon NAV (Killed)
Sgt L. Horner W/AG (Killed)
Sgt B.R. Scott A/G (Killed)
F/S J.L. Cox A/B (Killed)
P/O J.R. Truscott RCAF A/G (Killed)
Crew on their 17th operation
Lt Robert Thompson was a great friend of Harold Dod and applied for permission to visit his grave in late 1945.
The details of the burial and permission to visit are shown below.
Both images are courtesy of Lt Robert Thompson's son