Personnel Index - Detail
Awarded the DFC.
Flew 22 operations as rear gunner with F/Sgt 'Ernie' Hogg.
For the majority of their tour, this was the usual crew:
F/S REJ Hogg
Sgt F Chadwick
Sgt GW Watkins
P/O O Grant
Sgt HJ Dales
Sgt G Chapman
Sgt JE Raw-Rees
From L to R: 'Ernie' Hogg (Pilot), Jimmy Raw-Rees (RG), Oscar Grant (B/A), George Chapman (MUG) & Harry Dales (W/Op).
From L to R: Jimmy Raw-Rees (RG), 'Willy' Watkins (Nav), Oscar Grant (BA), George Chapman (MuG), Harry Dales (W/Op)
Their usual Lancaster ED497 (EA-C for Charlie) at one of RAF Fiskerton's dispersal points.
A magnificent view of ED497........click this link for a larger version (in a new window).
Photograph taken whilst serving with 463Sqn RAAF Waddington.
Sgt Jeffreys F/E; F/Lt Jim Raw-Rees DFC; Sgt Webb B/A sitting on 8,000lb cookie (20th January 1944).
The target for that night was Berlin.
Waving off departing aircrews.............463Sqn RAAF at Waddington in early 1944.
F/Lt Jim Raw-Rees completed 50 operations with Coastal Command, 49 Sqn and 463 RAAF Sqn as a Rear Gunner.
He became a High Sherriff of the County (Aberystwyth), President of the British Legion and the RAF Club and was also a County Councillor.
"Posted out" 1987.