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P/O K R Lee DFC and crew 103 Sqn - 1943

103 Squadron Lee

Sgt Lee and his crew were posted to 103 Sqn at Elsham Wolds in June 1943.

During the next 4 months they completed 25 tough operations and were shot down on their 26th. The operations they flew are listed below.

16-Jun-43

Cologne

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

ED725

Sgt

KR

Lee

25-Jun-43

Gelsenkirchen

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

ED713

Sgt

KR

Lee

28-Jun-43

Cologne

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

ED904

F/S

KR

Lee

24-Jul-43

Hamburg

G

N

Operation Gomorrah

Lancaster

ED713

F/S

KR

Lee

25-Jul-43

Essen

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

W4337

F/S

KR

Lee

27-Jul-43

Hamburg

G

N

Operation Gomorrah

Lancaster

ED713

F/S

KR

Lee

29-Jul-43

Hamburg

G

N

Operation Gomorrah

Lancaster

W4337

F/S

KR

Lee

02-Aug-43

Hamburg

G

N

Operation Gomorrah

Lancaster

W4337

F/S

KR

Lee

07-Aug-43

Turin

I

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM343

W/O

KR

Lee

09-Aug-43

Mannheim

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

10-Aug-43

Nuremberg

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

12-Aug-43

Milan

I

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

27-Aug-43

Nuremberg

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

29-Aug-43

Munchengladbach

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

31-Aug-43

Berlin

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

03-Sep-43

Berlin

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

05-Sep-43

Mannheim

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

W4376

W/O

KR

Lee

06-Sep-43

Munich

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

29-Sep-43

Bochum

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

02-Oct-43

Munich

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

03-Oct-43

Kassel

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

07-Oct-43

Stuttgart

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

08-Oct-43

Hannover

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

18-Oct-43

Hannover

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

20-Oct-43

Leipzig

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

W/O

KR

Lee

22-Oct-43

Kassel

G

N

Point of Aim

Lancaster

LM314

P/O

KR

Lee

During their tour Ken Lee promoted to F/S and then W/O and was awarded a DFC and navigator Bruce Miller was also awarded a DFC.

431 Lee 

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The crew for their last operation was as follows and consisted of an 8th member, a second pilot F/L P J Blurton.

22/10/1943

Kassel

LM314

P/O

KR

Lee

22

Bromborough, Cheshire.

RAFVR

22/10/1943

Kassel

LM314

F/L

PJ

Blurton

25

Washwood Heath, Birmingham.

RAFVR

22/10/1943

Kassel

LM314

Sgt

M

Sheedy

22

Camden Town, London.

RAFVR

22/10/1943

Kassel

LM314

P/O

BFH

Miller

 

Long Eaton, Derbyshire

RAFVR

22/10/1943

Kassel

LM314

Sgt

D

Adams

20

Birmingham

RAFVR

22/10/1943

Kassel

LM314

Sgt

CW

Gray

21

Islington, London.

RAFVR

22/10/1943

Kassel

LM314

Sgt

CL

Spink

19

Hook, Yorkshire

RAFVR

22/10/1943

Kassel

LM314

F/S

GG

Sveinson

 

 

RCAF

Interestingly Miller came from Barbados and was featured on a Barbadian postage stamp post war along with a group of Barbadian RAF volunteers. Bruce Miller is front row extreme right.

Barbados-Second-Contingent-Stamp

second-contingent

Many thanks to Chris Turner for the Lee crew photos and also the Caribbean Aircrew in the RAF WW2 web site here

 

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