104 Squadron / RAF Driffield

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Post by xanten » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:16 pm

I did have the initials wrong. I am looking for more, especially a photo, about 540277 Flight Sergeant Douglas Albert Foch CRAIG of 104 Squadron, missing with Wellington W5632, c/s EP-J during raid on Berlin from Driffield.
He was the son of Albert and Maude CRAIG, married to Kitty Matthews from Finsbury Park

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Post by ianiom » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:53 pm

Hi xanten

This is the same person that I'm researching. Are you a relative?

Adrian Lee
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Post by Adrian Lee » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:49 am

quote:Originally posted by afjobson
[I see that back in March 2003 Ardian Lee was asking if anyone knew Jack Harris that flew with 104 in north africa. My father flew with 104 in 1942 in N. Africa.I have his flight log If it might help Adrian please get intouch. Was Jack a pilot? regards Alan


Have only just re-found this forum, as linked an old e-mail address which I have just re-activated, so nearly 10 years on....

You will see from bevlee's posting that her Father has now passed away.

Yes, Jack was a pilot. Nearly ended up in the quarry at Luqa with an engine failure on take-off. Then on to North Africa with the Squadron.

Post war, went into education and ended up lecturing in Thermodynamics at Brighton. Wrote several books on the subject.

Hope you read this.

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Post by claremac56 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:41 pm

My uncle Felix Herbert McConville (Herbie) was a sergeant in 104 squadron based in the Far East during WW2. He was reported missing presumed dead in April 1943 and although his body was never found his name is on the Alamein memorial. We would be very grateful if anyone had any information. Thank you

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Post by Rafferty » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:30 am

This is a message to anyone who has / had a relative who served in 104 Squadron in Malta / North Africa at the end of 1942 begining 1943. I am trying to trace the crew of a Wellington that took off on the evening 6 Jan 1943. On board were Sqdn Ldr Ivan Strutt(RAFVR), Sgt Nicholas Yudell(RCAF), Sgt Aldysius O'Keefe (RAAF), Pilot Officer Tommy Lonsdale(RAF), Sgt JJ Redman (RAF), Sgt JJ Kellet(RAF). The aircraft, a Wellington, never return to its base and it is belived shot down over Tunisia. If anyone with log books and other material would be willing to let me have a copy I would be very grateful. I am trying to find where the aircrasft came down. All their names are inscribed on the Matla War Memorial, a memorial dedicated to those who died with no known graves.

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Post by xanten » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:56 pm

quote:Originally posted by ianiom
Hi xanten

This is the same person that I'm researching. Are you a relative?

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Post by xanten » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:00 pm

Not a relative, but trying to add to details and try to get photogrpah for my website www.newmarket-remembers.info

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Re: 104 Squadron / RAF Driffield

Post by H*B » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:35 pm

Hello all, posting this image here in case someone is searching for a relative:


It's an image of Vickers Wellington 'Z' Zebra, and crew at Driffield in Feb 1942, just at the end of 104 Sqdn. as it changed to 158 Sqdn:

RAF Sgt Jack H Wisher, Captain (Pilot)
RAAF 402229 FO Croydon, Harry L (Navigator)
RAF Sgt Roy Staley, (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt E G (Ted / Edward) Bratt, (Air Gunner)

Perhaps the other two are recognisable - I think one of them is likely to be:

RAF Sgt J W Cornthwaite, (Air Gunner)

Sadly, on 8th April 1942, they and 'Z' Zebra were lost over Hamburg.

More here:

http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/18267-i ... ntry358796

All the best.

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