Sgt Douglas Demus Russel Dalaway Rear Gunner

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location & layout of airfield.

Timeline & airfield today

Squadrons at Fiskerton,

The Avro Lancaster

B.C Form 10/ Lancaster Pilots Notes

A Typical Raid.

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Image Page Dispersed sites,

Wartime Images, page 1

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Misc. images.Page 1.

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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 Kristina Miles whose Great Uncle was a 49 Sqn Rear  Gunner

stationed at Fiskerton in late 1943 to early 1944.

He was: Sergent Douglas Demus Russel Dalaway, ( Nibs) born  1923 in Sedlescombe. He and his crew flying in

Lancaster S for Sugar, serial number JB727 failed to return from a raid on Berlin on 3/1/44. This Lancaster is

strongly believed to have suffered a mid-air collision with another 49 Sqn Lancaster, the details of which can

be found on this website on Ted Cachart's page. There were no survivers from the crew of S for Sugar. 


Douglas aged aproximately 19 to 20 yrs

Douglas, image taken after training.
Crew of S for Sugar.
F/L C.J.E. Palmer, Pilot
Sgt P.O. Camm, F/E,
F/O G.T. Young, NAV.
Sgt H. Conrad, W/OP.
Sgt D.D.R. Dallaway A/G.
F/O R. Stobo, A/G.
Sgt D.F. Prusher, A/G
The dreaded Post office telegram sent to Douglas's parents on the day he failed to return.

Letter sent by the air council a week later.

Letter sent after nine-months.
the King's letter.
A poem written by Douglas.