My Father and the Dambusters.

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by David Layne, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    I have just finished reading my father's rather battered 1946 edition of Gibson's "Enemy Coast Ahead."

    At the back of the book is a listing of names of some of the crews. I was intrigued to see check marks against some of the names and I presume these were people he knew.

    In my own limited way I have discovered that he was with F/Lt. Hopgood at 14 O.T.U. and 50 Squadron. He was also at 50 Squadron with Taerum and Trevor-Roper.

    Another Dambuster at 50 Squadron was Tytherleigh from Maudslay's crew, who is not listed here.

    Has anyone any knowledge of where Maudslay, Barlow, Maltby, Knight, and Spafford were stationed prior to their posting to 617 Squadron?
  2. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης


    (the article continues with 617 Squadron details)

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  3. Kyt

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  5. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Someone will need to check their 617 books for details on Knight and Barlow
  6. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    Thanks Kyt. As far as Maudslay and Maltby are concerned I cannot see exactly where their flight paths and my father's crossed although they were around the same stations at various times.

    Spafford was at 50 Squadron the same time as my father.
  7. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    Plt Of Knight, was ex 50 Sqdn FO Barlow was ex 61 Sqdn
  8. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    Thanks Morse.

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