Flt/Sgt. Ken Tamkin.

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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 Musgrave

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 Ken Tamkin-a former 576 Sqn Flight Engineer who completed his tour of 30 operations at Fiskerton between December 1944 and April 1945.

Crew photograph was taken at Fiskerton in April 1945 after completing their tour. Crew left to right: F/Sgt J C Cutler. R.O. F/Sgt W Riley. Mid Upper Gunner, F/O H A Smith Navigator, F/L F Collins Skipper, F/O R C Dalgetty Bomb Aimer, F/Sgt W.Millard Rear Gunner, F/Sgt K Tamkin Flight Engineer .

With hostilities over in Europe, F/Sgt. Tamkin was transferred to the Middle East Command as engineering ground crew in preparation for operations in the Far East with Tiger force. An operation which never occurred as hostilities with Japan ended.

Flight and Ground crews.
Lancaster UL/G. for George.

Pilot Flt/Lt. Frank Collins RCAF DFC and Flight Engineer Flt/Sgt Ken Tamkin RAF are at the controls of UL/G. With the rest of the crew  closed-up at their crew stations,  G for George is made ready for take off. 

This photograph was taken on 22nd of March 1945 prior to departing Fiskerton at 11.20 to attack Hildesheim-arriving safely back at Fiskerton at 16.25.

Flt/Lt. Collins and crew flew 18 of their 30 operations in this Lancaster. Like the crew, this Lancaster survived the war.  She was a type B1, serial number SW276, fitted with Merlin 24 engines. Made by Metropolitan-Vickers and assembled by A.V. Roe. Her service life lasted from January 1945 until June 1945. She was scrapped off in 1947.


Ken and his Wife Barbara.

This photograph of Ken and Barbara was taken in 2006 on their Golden Wedding Anniversary.


We have been informed of the death of William Millard, the crews rear Gunner.

Martin and I would like to express our condolonces to William's family on their loss.

A very brave man and a Lion among men.

 (extract of the email from Mr McDonald)

We have been informed of the passing of W MILLARD, William (Bill) - Peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 15, 2012. William (Bill) Millard, of Tillsonburg passed away with his family by his side, at the age of 87 years. Beloved husband of the late Evelena Millard (July 2011). Loving, caring father of Tim Millard and his wife Anne of London and Tom Millard and his wife Lois of Port Burwell. Cherished grandfather of Bill, Bob (Tracy), and Charlie Millard. Great- grandfather of Natalie, Alexis, Cole, Kaylee, Kyle and Quinton. Dear brother of Sam Millard and brother-in-law of Eva Robbins, Gord Bentley and Betty Millard. Bill leaves behind an extended family of nieces and nephews and all of their families. Also survived by his sister-in-law Maggie Esseltine. The family will receive friends and relatives at OSTRANDER'S FUNERAL HOME, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519- 842-5221) on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will commence on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. from Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Mohr officiating. Interment will follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bayham Station # 1 Fire Fighters Association or charity of your choice.