Air Force History
New Bomber Command honour unveiled
Apr. 16, 2013
The new Bomber Command honour, in the form of a bar to be worn on the ribbon of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM), was unveiled yesterday at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. Applications are now officially being accepted for this honour. …/more
July 12, 1922 – February 25, 1944.
At 9:15 on the evening of February 25th, 1944 a Lancaster II bomber, “F for Fox”, (DS791) took off from RCAF Squadron 408 at Ouse-on-Linton, Yorkshire. Aboard was a crew of seven: Flight Lieutenant Bob “Willie” Smith (pilot); Flying Officer Cy Ridgers (navigator); Flight Sergeant Lloyd “Red” Beer (bomb aimer); Flight Sergeant Donald “Ginger” Bowler (air gunner); Flight Sergeant Clarence “Butch” Draper (air gunner); Flight Sergeant Doug Mullock (air gunner) and Sergeant Fred Crofts (flight engineer). Their mission was to drop an 8,000 pound bomb and incendiaries… /more
MAPS OF 408 SQUADRON BASES
Maps of former locations where 408 squadron was stationed as they exist today