Way Off Course Redux

New comment about an article I posted.

I think 2nd from right back row is F/O. John William Smith D.F.C. 51068 R.A.F. Age 28. Killed


My grandfather, Howard Kelsey, joined his last squadron – 515 at Little Snoring – after J. Smith was killed. There is a wall plaque in the church at Little Snoring, commemorating the squadron exploits.

RAAF 456 Squadron

23 September 1943

Middle Wallop

Robert Harris group picture RC Harris identification

Richard Craig Harris, Eugene Gagnon’s navigator from December 1944 to May 1945, was with RAAF 456 Squadron on September 23, 1943. He was stationed at Middle Wallop.

John Smith

John Smith


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