I'm trying to find out the names of the crew of LW172, which crashed at Driffield on April 7th/8th 1945. Can anyone help? As an ATC cadet I helped recover the remains of said aircraft in the 1980s.
8-9 April 1945 Halifax III LW172 HD-F Op:Hamburg
F/O D J Watson RAAF +
P/O R S King +
F/L W A C Patterson DFC +
P/O G A Halliday RAAF +
F/O R M Gale +
P/O A J Dunn RAAF +
F/O W G Flynn DFM +
T/o 19:46 Driffield. Encountered fog on return and while trying to locate the airfield, the Halifax flew into trees and crashed 01:15 at Kirkburn Grange Farm, some 2 miles W of the aerodrome. All rest in various UK cemeteries. F/O Flynn had served with 76 Squadron, details of his award having been published in the London Gazette on 14 September 1943.
from W R Chorley "Bomber Command Losses 1945"
Regards Paul (MZ924)