Flt/Lt Herbert Fredrick Benson, Pilot

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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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The information and images on this page were supplied by Alan Taylor Whose late Uncle was a 576 Sqn Pilot who flew from Fiskerton.

He was F/L Herbert Fredrick Benson D.F.C.  Born December 13th 1909 in Plumstead, S.London.

He joined the Army in 1935 and transferred to the R.A.F on June 30th 1941, service number 159879.

Following his training in Florida, he joined 576 Sqn. on 31st October 1944 until 9th January 1945.

(Number of missions and targets to follow.) F/L Benson was awarded his D.F.C on 16th March 1945

when the Lancaster he was flying was severly damaged over Nurnberg when he and four members

of his crew were injured. They were creditted with shooting-down a German ME 410 night-fighter.

Following his service at Fiskerton, he transferred to 156 Sqn.

F/L Benson D.F.C  was sadly lost with only a month of operational flying left in the war, 

over Hamburg on 31st March 1945.He is buried with his crew at Ohlsdorf cemetary. 

 Image of Lancaster H squared taken at Fiskerton Dec. 1944.

Crew L to R: P/O H.Woolstenhulme,(Flight Engineer),

F/L H. benson, (Pilot.)

Sgt. R.Goldsbury,(Rear gunner.)

Sgt. R.C.Griffiths,(Mid-Upper gunner.)

F/O H.G. Mather (Nav)

F/O Wilson (WOP),

F/O P.C.Milner, ( Bomb Aimer).







Details of the operations flown by F/L Benson D.F.C whilst at Fiskerton.

The images below were taken during flying training in 1942 at Carlstrom Field, Florida USA.