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Mifflin, Frederick Manuel DFC (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-April-27

Birth Date: 1922 (age 22)

Son of Samuel William and Jane Blanche Mifflin, of Catalina, Newfoundland.

Home: Catalina, Newfoundland

Decorations: DFC

Distinguished Service Cross
106 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Pro Libertate (For freedom)
Flying Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers

Lancaster Mk.I ME669

Bombing Schweinfurt Germany 1944-April-26 to 1944-April-27

106 Squadron (Pro Libertate). Lancaster aircraft missing during a raid against Schweinfurt, Germany. F/O Mifflin maintained control of the aircraft and sacrificed himself so that his crew could bail out to safety; this was his thirtieth operation. WO N. Jackson, the RAF flight engineer, tried to put out a fire in the starboard wing, bailed out, was taken Prisoner of War and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his action in fighting the fire. source:They Shall Grow Not Old, BCATP Museum, Brandon MB

Story of 30 Missions

This is the true story of an RAF aircrew and their 30 missions. Flying Officer Mifflin (from Newfoundland) and his crew were RAF and so the crew are not part of this Canadian dataset (only Mifflin). Mifflin's story of he and his crew is gripping and is told in this video.

Wkikpedia Norman Cyril Jackson VC

YouTube Lancaster ME669 30 Missions

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Avro Lancaster is a British Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the same wartime era.

The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". Originally developed as an evolution of the Manchester (which had proved troublesome in service and was retired in 1942), the Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins and in one version, Bristol Hercules engines. It first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it was the main aircraft for the night-time bombing campaigns that followed. As increasing numbers of the type were produced, it became the principal heavy bomber used by the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing the Halifax and Stirling. Wikipedia

YouTube Lancaster Bomber

Wkikpedia Wikipedia

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (234), RCAF 6 Group (5), RCAF 400 Squadron (7), Canadian Aircraft Losses (1732)
last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I ME669

ZNRAF RoundelO

Delivered to No. 106 Sqn (ZN-O) Feb 1944. Missing on operation to Schweinfurt 26/27 Apr 1944. Flight Sergeant Norman Jackson was awarded the VC for trying to extinguish the flames.

106 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Pro Libertate

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