Personnel Index - Detail

First Names
Harry John
Service Number
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Posting In
Posted in 12/42


Flew 25 operations in 1943 with F/Sgt Hogg.
His final operation was the 23rd May 1943 to Dortmund.

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 Rees (RG), Oscar Grant (B/A), George Chapman (MUG) & Harry Dales (W/Op).

From L to R: Jimmy Rees (RG), 'Willy' Watkins (Nav), Oscar Grant (BA), George Chapman (MuG), Harry Dales (W/Op)

From L to R: 'Willy' Watkins, Oscar Grant, 'Ernie' Hogg, Jimmy Rees, Harry Dales.

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).

It was unknown to the Association that Sgt (later F/O) Dales was posted to 426 Squadron based at Linton on Ouse, Yorkshire.

He became a PoW when his aircraft was lost on the 29th January this link for details (opens in a new window).

The PoW camp where he was held is not known but his incarceration would have been mercifully short.

This information kindly provided by Andrew Macdonald via Facebook.