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[Home] [Profiles 103 Sqn N to Z] [Douglas Pamplin DFC RCAF and crew 103 Sqn]

Douglas Robert Pamplin DFC RCAF and crew – 103 Squadron – 1944 – Can/J.35880

103 Squadron Pamplin

Doug Pamplin

The Pamplin crew were posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds from 1 Lancaster Finishing School on the 10 August 1944. The crew was as follows :-

F/O D R Pamplin RCAF

Sgt G W C James

F/O J A Deslauriers RCAF

F/O L H Sealey RCAF

F/S L Wilmer RCAF joined the Farris crew and was replaced by P/O L Targett, F/S H Shaw, P/O H K Simmonds and Sgt Bonong for the last few ops

F/S L W Goodwin

F/S S G Turner

103 Squadron Pamplin air and ground crew

A photo of the Pamplin air and ground crew presumably taken at the end of their tour

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Pamplin flew his “ second dickie “ trip to Brunswick 12/13 Aug 1944 with F/L J T A Marsden and crew in LM295

He then captained his own crew on the following operations :-

25-Aug-44 - Russelheim - Factory - Lancaster - ND381 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

26-Aug-44 - Kiel - Point of Aim - Lancaster - LM295 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

29-Aug-44 - Stettin - Point of Aim - Lancaster - NF909 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

03-Sep-44 - Eindhoven - Airfield - Lancaster - NF909 - F/O DR Pamplin  RCAF

05-Sep-44 - Le Havre  - Army support - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

06-Sep-44 - Le Havre  - Army support - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF – Aborted - Aborted by Master Bomber due to cloud cover over target.

08-Sep-44 - Le Havre  - Army support - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF – Aborted - Aborted by Master Bomber due to cloud cover over target.

10-Sep-44 - Le Havre - Army support - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

12-Sep-44 - Frankfurt  - Point of Aim - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

17-Sep-44 - Leeuwarden - Airfield - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR  Pamplin RCAF

20-Sep-44 - Sangatte - Army support - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

24-Sep-44 - Calais - Army support - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

05-Oct-44 - Saarbrucken - Army support - Lancaster - LM132 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

07-Oct-44 - Emmerich - Army support - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

11-Oct-44 - Fort Frederik Hendrik - Army support - Lancaster - NF913 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

14-Oct-44 - Duisburg - Operation Hurricane - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

14-Oct-44 - Duisburg - Operation Hurricane - Lancaster - PB528 - F/O DR Pamplin RCAF

19-Oct-44 - Stuttgart - Point of Aim - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

23-Oct-44 - Essen - Point of Aim - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

25-Oct-44 - Essen - Point of Aim - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

28-Oct-44 - Cologne - Point of Aim - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF - Landed away

31-Oct-44 - Cologne - Point of Aim - Lancaster - JA857 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

02-Nov-44 - Dusseldorf - Point of Aim - Lancaster - JA857 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

04-Nov-44 - Bochum - Point of Aim - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

06-Nov-44 - Gelsenkirchen - Oil - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

16-Nov-44 - Duren - Army support - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

21-Nov-44 - Aschenaffenburg - Railway yards - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

27-Nov-44 - Freiburg - Army support - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

29-Nov-44 - Dortmund - Point of Aim - Lancaster - NF909 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

03-Dec-44 - Urft - Dam - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF - Diverted to Finningley

04-Dec-44 - Karlsruhe - Point of Aim - Lancaster - PB528 - F/L DR Pamplin RCAF

Pamplin was then posted 16 Jan 1944 to RCAF R Depot with Deslauriers and Sealey

Doug Pamplin was awarded a DFC gazetted 23 March 1945

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Interestingly Selmo Verniuwe, the Belgian pilot, flew under the assumed name of Pamplin in late December and early January.

Compiled by David Fell with photos from my archive

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