F/O R. Bastick 576 Sqn.

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576 Sqn Lancaster PD 309 recovery

150 Squadron R.A.F.


576 Sqn Wing/Cmdr Basil Arthur Templeman-Rooke

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Leslie Brown

576 Sqn. Flt/Sgt Eddie Wise

49 sqn Flt/Lt Charles Dunnet

49 Sqn Fred Cooper.

576 Sqn F/O William Carland Johnston

49 Sqn Flt/Lt Victor Medway Arnold

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Charles Roach

 49 Sqn Sgt. E.B.(Ted) Cachart.

49 Sqn Sgt Douglas D.R. Dalaway

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Bertram W. Roberts

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Johnny Musgrove

576 Sqn Flying Officer Edward L Saslove

49 Sqn Pilot Officer Edgar R. G. Haines D.F.M.

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Herbert Benson

576 Sqn Flying Officer Frank Wilson

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Dennis Ovenden

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Danny Ranchuk

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Ken Tamkin.

49 Sqn Flying Officer Alexander V Bone

576 Sqn Sgt Stanley Lloyd

576 Sqn Warrant Officer Frederick Taylor, DFM

576 Sqn Warrant Officer Reg Croot

49 Sqn. S/L J.E Raw-Rees D.F.C.

576 Sqn Sgt Alfred Thorpe Turton

 576 Sqn Warrant Officer Eugene Patrick (Jimmy) Collins

576 Sqn. F/O R Bastick & Crew

576 Sqn. Sgt. George Lynn.

576 Sqn Airman Ron Kent

576 Sqn. Sgt. D.Girling.

576 Sqn F/O A.J.L Ridge

576 Sqn F/O Archibald de Largy Greig

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This page has been created by ourselves for memorial purposes only, as neither the images or the information on this page

were supplied by the relatives of the Airmen mentioned.


On the 20th of February 1945, a force of seventeen Lancasters were detailed to fly a night operation to attack the German city of  Dortmund.

F/O Bastick and crew were part of this force and they departed Fiskerton at 21.41. They  were never heard of again becoming listed

as "Failed To Return". Nothing is known about their fate neither the Lancaster or the crew were ever found.

The Germans, with their typical thoroughness,  were usually very reliable in informing the Red Cross of any aircrew remains which

were found using the "Dog" tags which aircrew wore and which listed their names and service numbers but no information was ever received.

If they reached their target and carried out their mission is not known. Most likely, they were shot down en-route to Dortmund, possibly over the

North Sea either by flak or night-fighter   when they would have had a full bomb and fuel load.  If this was the fate they suffered, both Lancaster and crew

would have disappeared in an instant. Another crew lost with the end of war only days away.

Crewmember Sgt. Henry Sargent, aged 23 from Dagenham.

F/O Bastick and crew with Lancaster NF975 UL-J2. Crew  were:F/O Bastic, Sgt. F.Martin; F/Sgt W.Bibby; F/Sgt. J.Coates; Sgt. H.Sargent and Sgt. R.Swaffer.


Colour image supplied by John Ward, 49 Sqn Association.