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[Home] [Profiles 103 Sqn A to M] [John A Harrison and crew 103 Sqn]

P/O John A Harrison RAFVR and crew – 103 Squadron – RAF Elsham Wolds – 1944

Failed to Return – 12/13th July 1944 – Avro Lancaster III – PA999 – Op Revigny

John Harrison and his crew were posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds from Heavy Conversion Unit 11 Base on the 6th June 1944. They were lost on their 8th operation. See below :-

22-Jun-44 - Mimoyecques - Lancaster - PB147 – P/O JA Harrison

25-Jun-44 - Flers - Lancaster - PB147 – P/O JA Harrison

28-Jun-44 - Chateau Benapres - Lancaster -  LM177 - P/O JA Harrison

29-Jun-44 - Domleger - Lancaster - LM177 - P/O JA Harrison

30-Jun-44 - Oisemont Neuville au Bois - Lancaster - LM177 - P/O JA Harrison

02-Jul-44 - Domleger - Lancaster - LM177 - P/O JA Harrison - Hit by flak homebound. Rear gunner killed and Air Bomber wounded

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Sgt Clifford Clarke Kinvig RAFVR - Air Gunner - 22 - 103 Sqn - Son of John Fletcher Kinvig and Esther Mary Kinvig of Douglas, Isle of Man - Douglas Cemetery, Isle of Man.

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07-Jul-44 - Caen - Lancaster - LM177 - P/O JA Harrison

12-Jul-44 - Revigny - Lancaster - PA999 - P/O JA Harrison - FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near Veel, France

Shot down by a night fighter, possibly that flown by Fw Ernst Reitmeyer (1/NJG5), and crashed 01:15 near Veel (Meuse), 4 km west of Bar-le-Duc.

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P/O John Albert Harrison RAFVR – Pilot - 22 - 103 Sqn - Son of Archer Thomas Harrison and Charlotte Harrison of Haverton Hill, Co. Durham - Veel Churchyard, France

Sgt Henry Howard Howles RAFVR - 19 - 103 Sqn - Son of Herbert and Lucy Howles, of Bearwood, Smethwick, Staffordshire - Veel Churchyard, France

F/S R E Greenwood RAFVR - 103 Sqn -Evader

F/O Arthur James Faulkner RCAF ( pictured below ) - 21 - 103 Sqn - Son of Arthur James Faulkner and Eva Ruth Faulkner of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Veel Churchyard, France

Sgt Joseph Martin Mitchinson RAFVR - ( pictured below ) – Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - 21 - 103 Sqn - Son of John and Phyllis Mitchinson of Morpeth, Northumberland - Veel Churchyard, France

Sgt Leo Patrick Whelan RAFVR – Air Gunner - 20 - 103 Sqn - Son of Laurence and Agnes Whelan of Marino, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland - Veel Churchyard, France

F/S Francis William Bull RAFVR – Air Gunner – 103 Sqn - Veel Churchyard, France

103 Squadron Faulkner Harrison

F/O Arthur James Faulkner RCAF

103 Squadron Mitchinson

Sgt Joseph Martin Mitchinson RAFVR

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12-Jul-44 - Revigny

103 Squadron detailed 19 aircraft for this attack on the marshalling yards at Revigny France. Weather for take off was fair, 5/10ths cloud, and for the route it was good. Over the target area it was covered with cloud and in the resultant mix up some crews bombed the glow of markers while other brought their bombs back. The Master Bomber was very poor and indistinct and all round it was a poor attack. 8 crews bombed from 2500 ft to 8000 ft. Some flak was encountered in the target area but most of our losses were thought to be due to collision rather than fighters as the assembly point was marked but the whole area was covered with cloud. On return to base the weather had closed down and all machines had to be diverted due to lack of fuel. P/O Durrant had to bale out on orders from Carnaby due to lack of fuel. Three other machines are missing. :- P/O Harrison, F/O Abbott and F/O Phillips.

Bomber Command detailed a total of 378 Lancasters and 7 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 5 and 8 Groups for this attack on railway targets at Culmont, Revigny and Tours. Culmont and Tours were accurately bombed but cloud interfered with the all-No 1 Group raid at Revigny and only half of the force bombed. 10 Lancasters were lost on the Revigny raid and 2 on the Culmont raid.

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Lancaster - PA999

This machine was lost on its 19th operation most of these were flown with F/O R Armstrong and crew. See below:-

03-Jun-44 - Wimereaux - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

05-Jun-44 - St-Martin-de-Varreville/Crisbec - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

06-Jun-44 - Vire - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

09-Jun-44 - Flers – Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

12-Jun-44 - Gelsenkirchen - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

14-Jun-44 - Le Havre - Lancaster - PA999 -  F/O R Armstrong

16-Jun-44 - Sterkrade - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

17-Jun-44 - Aulnoye - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

22-Jun-44 - Mimoyecques - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

23-Jun-44 - Saintes - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

25-Jun-44 - Flers - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

28-Jun-44 - Chateau Benapres - Lancaster -  PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

29-Jun-44 - Domleger - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

30-Jun-44 - Oisemont Neuville au Bois - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O PJ Abbott

02-Jul-44 - Domleger - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

04-Jul-44 - Orleans-les-Aubrais - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

05-Jul-44 - Dijon - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

07-Jul-44 - Caen - Lancaster - PA999 - F/O R Armstrong

12-Jul-44 - Revigny - Lancaster - PA999 - P/O JA Harrison – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near Veel, France.

Item compiled by David Fell

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