Failed to Return
F/O J B Barnes RCAF and Crew
F/O Barnes and crew were posted to 550 Sqdn:
- F/O J B Barnes RCAF (P) KIA
- Sgt J W Geran (F/Eng) KIA
- F/Sgt J Stobbs (Nav) KIA
- F/Sgt D F Reid (A/B) KIA
- F/Sgt J G Day (W/Op) KIA
- P/O W E McDonald RCAF (MU/AG) KIA
- P/O E Lindsay RCAF (R/AG) KIA
The picture below shows the F/O Barnes crew.
|L-to-R: F/O Barnes (P), Sgt Stobbs, F/Sgt Reid, Sgt Geran, Sgt Day, F/Sgt Lindsay, F/Sgt McDonald|
Lancaster PD320 was being flown by the (by then) F/Lt Barnes crew when it was lost on operations 24 March 1945 to Dortmund.
Other information about the flight and the target available here.
The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.
The two Canadian air gunners, P/O W E McDonald and P/O E Lindsay had consecutive service numbers which means they almost certainly joined up together. P/O Lindsay came from Vancouver but there are no family details for McDonald.