F/O William Carland Johnston Bomb Aimer

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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 on this page was supplied by Mary Lynne Knill and Ian Johnstone from Canada. 

Their late Father was a 576 Squadron Bomb Aimer stationed at Fiskerton until the end of hostilities.



This image of flight and ground crew was taken at Elsham Wolds before the squadron move to

Fiskerton in 1944.

A  mixed-nationality crew, they are left to right as follows:

Paul Wrightman - Flight Engineer - Sgt - England.

Neil Donovan - Wireless Op -  W/O -  Australia.

William Carland Johnston - Bomb Aimer -  F/O - canada.

Mickey masters - Pilot- S/L - England.

Jeff French - Navigator - Sgt - England.

Smudge Smith - Mid Upper Gunner - sgt - England.

Jock Smart - Rear Gunner - F/Sgt - England.

Unfortunately, the names of the ground crew on the front row are not available.

This crew transferred with 576 Sqn to Fiskerton in October1944, flying their first op from Fiskerton on  9th Nov.1944

and remained there until the end of hostilities.



F/O Johnston's service I.D card.

Log book entry showing their first operation

from Fiskerton.

Photo of William and Grandaughter Megan taken in 1992 beside the Mynarski lanc in Canada.

In April 2007, I met Mary and her family here in Lincolnshire.

Very proud of her late Father's war service, she had flown over from Canada with her Husband Paul

and their two Sons who were all very interested in seeing William's former airbases and Lincoln itself.

Meeting several people, including William's former pilot before going over to Normandy.

Eventually arriving back in Folkstone.