Personnel Index - Detail

Name
BRETT
First Names
Donald A
Nationality
British
Rank
Flying Officer
Service
RAF
Service Number
195861
Crew Position
Flight Engineer
Posting Details
June 1945
Posting Out
October 1945

 

F/O Brett completed 12 ops with 207Sqn before the end of WW2.

Post war they took part in the PoW repatriation flights from Lille. In June the crew went on an aerial inspection of bomb damage to German cities including Dortmund, Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Essen, Duisberg, Düsseldorf and München.

As 207Sqn were not selected to be part of the force to operate against Japan, the whole crew joined 49Sqn at Syerston who were to be part of Tiger Force.

With the dropping of the atomic bombs in August, Tiger Force never became operational.

The 207Sqn crew who transferred as a whole to 49Sqn are listed below.

A Haywood completed 12 ops with 207Sqn before the end of WW2.

Post war they took part in the PoW repatriation flights from Lille. In June the crew went on an aerial inspection of bomb damage to German cities including Dortmund, Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Essen, Duisberg, Düsseldorf and München.

As 207Sqn were not selected to be part of the force to operate against Japan, the whole crew joined 49Sqn at Syerston who were to be part of Tiger Force.

With the dropping of the atomic bombs in August, Tiger Force never became operational.

The 207Sqn crew who transferred as a whole to 49Sqn are listed below.

D Balme....Pilot
D Brett....F/E
D Richardson....Nav
K Dagnall....B/A
J Evans....W/Op
A Haywood....MUG
L Mitchell....RG

Information supplied by Squadron Leader Don Richardson DFC RAF(Retd) who was David Balme's Navigator on 207 and 49 Squadrons.

Information supplied by Squadron Leader Don Richardson DFC RAF(Retd) who was David Balme's Navigator on 207 and 49 Squadrons.