Flt/Lt Charles Dunnet, 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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These wonderful sketches entitled: "Lancaster C for Charlie" were supplied by Andrew Macdonald whose Great-Uncle, F/L Charles Dunnet RAFVR was the Pilot.

C for Charlie was ED497, a 49Sqn "A" flight Lancaster based at Fiskerton in 1943. Pilot and crew,

Sgt.R.F.Middlebrook; Sgt. R.G. Smith; Sgt. W.A. Dutton; Sgt. M.F. Haley; P/O C.A. Edwards & Sgt. R.M.W. Selby-Lowndes,  

were posted to Fiskerton on May 24th 1943 and were lost just three-weeks later when on 17th June 1943 they were shot down by a German night-fighter

when returning from Cologne. All the crew were killed.

Andrew has commissioned an artist to capture for all time his Great-Uncle's Lancaster as a tribute to him,

crew and the other 55,000 Bomber Command aircrew who lost their lives during the years 1939 to 1945.

Many thanks to the families of the above crew members for allowing their images to be placed on this page.

January 2009. Images number 7 to 17 and the information relating to these images supplied by Mike Muspratt.

His Grandfather was the Navigator of ED 497- Sgt. R.G.Smith.

Lancaster ED 497 C for Charlie.

Flt. Lt. Charles Dunnet, Pilot, aged 24 from Leith,Scotland.

Sgt. Bill Dutton, Bomb-Aimer aged 22 from pleck,Walsall.

Sgt. Robert Smith,Navigator. Aged 21 from Parkstone, Poole, Dorset.

Sgt. Richard Selby-Lowndes, Rear Gunner, age 20 from Gloucestershire.

Pilot Officer Charlie Edwards, Mid-Upper Gunner,Charlie was the youngest member of the crew at aged 20. This photograph of him and his Wife was taken on their wedding day. Their married life was to be short-lived as he was killed in action just a few weeks later.

Robert Smith.

Training Company, 1941. R.G.Smith, back row, 4th from right.

"Some of The Boys"

King George letter to N.O.K.

Scroll for Sgt. Robert Smith.

Left: Sgt. Richard Selby-Loundes, centre: unknown, right: Sgt. Robert Smith.

Robert's Widow Lily, seated holding Bob. With, on left: Ann, ( Mike's Mother, ) and on right: Mary. 1945. Lily never remarried & when she died in 1998 her ashes were taken to Eindhoven to be buried into the grave of her late husband Sgt. R. Smith.

Mary, Ann & Bob Smith photographed after the war at Eindhoven, Netherlands at their Father's grave.His children had first visited his grave in March 1955, paid & organised by the Dutch War Graves Commitee. They stayed at the home of Mr .H.M .Koningin, a prestigious member of the war graves commitee who organised these events at the time.

Photograph taken during the signing of a tablecloth at the Konigin's residence, This tablecloth, was signed by all the children who stayed with them during the organised visits to their Fathers' graves. Nijmegan, Netherlands.

De Laatse Post: the Dutch war graves committee paper, March 1955, Anne, Mary & Bob Smith.

Father & Grandfather, Sgt. R. G. Smith.