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AJ-O "Orange"

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AJ-O "Orange"

Crew

PILOT
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Flight Sergeant

William Clifford Townsend
DFM
Award for Dambusters Raid: Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

NAVIGATOR
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Pilot Officer

Cecil Lancelot Howard
(RAAF)
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

BOMB AIMER
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Sergeant

Charles Ernest Franklin
DFM
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal

FLIGHT ENGINEER
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Sergeant

Dennis John Dean Powell

WIRELESS OPERATOR
George Alexander CHALMERS
Flight Sergeant

George Alexander Chalmers
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal

FRONT GUNNER
Douglas Edward WEBB
Sergeant

Douglas Edward Webb
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal

REAR GUNNER
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Sergeant

Raymond Wilkinson
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal


Mission Notes

Departed:  approx 00:03 (17/05/43)

  • Townsend (AJ-O) attacked the Ennepe dam at 03:41 (17/05/43)
  • The Ennepe dam was not breached by his Upkeep
  • AJ-O was the only aircraft to attack any of the secondary targets
  • AJ-O was the last aircraft to return

Returned:  06:15 (17/05/43)

Mission Duration:  approx 6 hours 12 minutes


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