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Howdle, Dennis George (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1945-February-02

Birth Date: 1925-August-04 (age 19)

Born: Aldridge, Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, West Midlands, England

Son of George and Agnes Howdle, of Triangle, Staffordshire

Home: Triangle, Staffordshire, England

467 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAAF)
Recidite Adversarius Atque Ferociter (Your opponents will retreat because of your courageous attack)
RAF Waddington
Flight Sergeant
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
Flight Engineer
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Lancaster Mk.I/III PB306

Bombing Karlsruhe Germany 1945-February-02 to 1945-February-02

467 Squadron RAAF (Recidite Adversarius Atque Ferociter) RAF Waddington. Lancaster III aircraft PB 306 PO-J was likely shot down by night fighter pilot Hptm Helmuth Schulte of Stab II/NJG6 over Karlsdorf, Germany on an operation against targets in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Lancaster crashed at Hohenwettersbach South-East of Karlsruhe with the loss of the entire crew

Flight Lieutenant N S C Colley (RAF), Flying Officer J M Inkster (RAAF), Pilot Officer A H Pearce (RAAF), Warrant Officer B F Weber (RAAF), Flight Sergeant F E Everatt (RAAF), Flight Sergeant F J Bean (RAAF), Flight Sergeant P J Carter (RAAF) and Sergeant D G Howdle (RAFVR) were all killed in action

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General 02/03rd February 1945 467 Squadron Lancaster III PB306 Fl/Lt...

General Dennis George Howdle - Burntwood Family History Group

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Flight Sergeant Dennis George Howdle was exhumed and reburied.

Crew on Lancaster Mk.I/III PB306

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
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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

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