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166 Squadron (RAF)

No 166 Squadron RAF was originally formed at Bircham Newton, Norfolk on June 13, 1918, designed as a heavy bomber unit, to fly the Handley Page V/1500 aircraft. The squadron was never fully mobilized because the Armistice intervened. The squadron was re-formed in November 1936 as a heavy bomber unit, flying Handley Page Heyfords, later equipping with Armstrong Whitworth Whitleys. It was based at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire from November 1936 to January 1937, when it moved to Leconfield, Yorkshire. The squadron became part of an air observer's school on June 7, 1938, and then became a 1 Group pool squadron in May 1939. From September 1939 it was based at Abingdon, Berkshire until April 1940. In that month the squadron merged with no. 97 Squadron to form No. 10 OTU.

In January 1943 the squadron was re-formed at Kirmington, Yorkshire (53.578,-0.344, now Humberside Airport), from flights of Nos. 150 and 170 squadrons, when parts of these squadrons were posted to the Middle East. It was again bomber squadron, flying Vickers Wellingtons in No. 1 Group of Bomber Command. It remained at Kirmington until the end of WWII, later re-equipping with Avro Lancasters. In the period 27/28 January 1943 and 25 April 1945, it dropped 27,287 tons of bombs and laid 333 tons of mines. The squadron won "at least" 2 DSOs, 2 CGMs, 117 DFCs and 108 DFMs in the course of WWII. The squadron was disbanded on November 18, 1945.

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Nationality ⬆⬇
Name ⬆⬇
WarStatus ⬆⬇
EventDate ⬆⬇
Aircraft ⬆⬇
 
Serial ⬆⬇
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑02‑20
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
DV220
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑12‑16
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM385
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑05‑22
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND956
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIFA
1944‑02‑24
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME641
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑05‑05
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE923
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑03‑25
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ED731
Sergeant
KIA
1945‑01‑02
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM687
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1944‑03‑31
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND798
Flying Officer
Evader
1944‑07‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I
LL896
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ME318
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑06‑28
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM586
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑12‑31
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME647
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑12‑20
Lancaster
Mk.I
R5552
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑12‑31
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME647
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM652
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑02‑01
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME648
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑07‑25
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND634
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1944‑04‑23
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND806
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑26
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND626
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑10‑22
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ED366
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑11‑16
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB648
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑09‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I
NF974
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑07‑13
Lancaster
Mk.III
JB644
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1944‑05‑23
Lancaster
Mk.III
NE114
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑01‑02
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND635
Flying Officer
PoW
1945‑03‑17
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
RF154
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑04‑29
Wellington
 
HZ278
Pilot Officer
PoW
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ME318
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑04‑25
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM529
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑11‑16
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB648
Sergeant
KIFA
1944‑02‑24
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME641
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑02‑01
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME648
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑10‑22
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ED366
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑06‑03
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND651
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑08‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD260
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑06‑25
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HF594
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑04‑29
Wellington
 
HZ278
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I
LM176
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1944‑08‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD260
Sergeant
PoW
1943‑05‑14
Wellington
 
HZ280
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑11‑17
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ED422
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑12‑31
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME647
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑10‑12
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD227
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑04‑11
Wellington
Mk. III
X3334
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑02‑21
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG183
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑03‑29
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE545
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑04‑25
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM529
Pilot Officer
PoW
1944‑03‑31
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND798
Flying Officer
Evader
1944‑08‑31
Lancaster
Mk.III
NE170
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑01‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG290
Flying Officer
PoW
1945‑03‑17
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
RF154
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑11‑16
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB648
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑03‑31
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME686
Warrant Officer 
KIA
1944‑04‑25
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM529
Warrant Officer 1st Class
PoW
1943‑04‑29
Wellington
 
HZ278
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑08‑03
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE464
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM694
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM652
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I
LM176
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑09‑29
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ED904
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑04‑29
Wellington
 
HZ278
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑12‑16
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM385
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I
LM176
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑04‑09
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE658
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑07‑25
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND634
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1945‑02‑21
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG183
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑26
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND626
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑07‑25
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND634
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I
LM176
Warrant Officer 1st Class
PoW
1944‑02‑20
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
DV220
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑01‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG290
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑03‑24
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG114
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑03‑22
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD365
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1944‑03‑25
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ED731
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑03‑10
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK368
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑02‑21
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG183
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑02‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD394
Sergeant
PoW
1945‑03‑24
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG114
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑05‑05
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE244
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑14
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD224
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑07‑30
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE810
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑11‑16
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB648
Sergeant
PoW
1945‑01‑02
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND635
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑04‑29
Wellington
 
HZ278
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑07
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND678
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑01‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG290
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I
LM176
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑05‑05
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE923
KIA
1944‑12‑31
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME647
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑01‑20
Lancaster
Mk.I
R5862
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1944‑09‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I
NF974
Warrant Officer 1st Class
KIA
1944‑04‑10
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND625
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑12
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD227
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1944‑07‑15
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND621
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑04‑23
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND806
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑07
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND678
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑03‑24
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND401
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑01‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG290
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑14
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD224
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑10‑12
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD227
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑06‑11
Lancaster
Mk.I
LM135
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑31
Lancaster
Mk.III
NE170
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑09‑23
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME829
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑05‑23
Lancaster
Mk.III
NE114
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑05‑05
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE923
Sergeant
KIA
1945‑01‑02
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND635
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM652
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑02‑21
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG183
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑01‑29
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
DV180
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑06‑03
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND651
Flying Officer
PoW
1943‑05‑14
Wellington
 
HZ280
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑06‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
DV367
Flight Sergeant
Evader
1944‑08‑31
Lancaster
Mk.III
NE170
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑07‑15
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND621
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1944‑05‑28
Lancaster
Mk.I
LL916
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑05‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME643
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑05‑14
Wellington
 
HZ280
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑03‑24
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG114
Flying Officer
Interned
1944‑04‑28
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME720
Pilot Officer
Evader
1944‑05‑22
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND579
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1944‑06‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
DV367
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑01‑14
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
EE137
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1943‑07‑04
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HF595
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ME318
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑06‑11
Wellington
Mk. II
W5376
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑03‑17
Lancaster
Mk.I
PA234
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑03
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME839
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑04‑11
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK459
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑04‑28
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME720
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑01‑02
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB635
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑14
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD224
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑10‑12
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD227
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1944‑01‑20
Lancaster
Mk.I
R5862
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM694
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑05‑05
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE244
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM694
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑10‑14
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD224
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑11‑16
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB648
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑09‑23
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME829
Wing Commander (Acting)
PoW
1944‑01‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
DV404
KIA
1944‑12‑31
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME647
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑08‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD260
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1943‑09‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ED875
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑11‑16
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB648
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM652
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD260
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑01‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG290
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1945‑02‑01
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME648
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑05‑22
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND956
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑08‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD260
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑05‑24
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE290
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑12
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD227
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑12‑31
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME647
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑08‑16
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HF596
Flying Officer
KIA
1945‑02‑21
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG183
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑03‑25
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
MkIII/
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ME318
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑04‑28
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND825
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑03‑24
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND401
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑05‑05
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE923
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑03‑24
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND401
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑05‑14
Wellington
 
HZ280
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑10‑20
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM312
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑26
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND626
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1944‑09‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I
NF974
Sergeant
Evader
1944‑07‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM388
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑03‑29
Wellington
B. Mk. X
HE545
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑03‑10
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK368
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1945‑01‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG290
Squadron Leader
KIA
1944‑07‑07
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND678
Warrant Officer 1st Class
KIA
1945‑01‑02
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB635
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑11‑02
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND506
Warrant Officer
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
ME318
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑10‑20
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM312
Pilot Officer
PoW
1944‑04‑28
Lancaster
Mk.I
LL903
Sergeant
PoW
1943‑05‑14
Wellington
 
HZ280
Sergeant
PoW
1944‑05‑23
Lancaster
Mk.III
NE114
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1944‑12‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I
LM176
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑02‑20
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
DV220
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑12‑31
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME647

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