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AJ-P "Popsie"

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AJ-P "Popsie"

Crew

PILOT
Harold Brownlow Morgan MARTIN
Flight Lieutenant

Harold Brownlow Morgan Martin
DFC
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order

NAVIGATOR
Jack Frederick LEGGO
Flight Lieutenant

Jack Frederick Leggo
DFC
(RAAF)
Award for Dambusters Raid: bar to Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

BOMB AIMER
Robert Claude HAY
Flight Lieutenant

Robert Claude Hay
DFC
(RAAF)
Award for Dambusters Raid: bar to Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

FLIGHT ENGINEER
No Picture Available
Pilot Officer

Ivan Whittaker

WIRELESS OPERATOR
Leonard CHAMBERS
Flying Officer

Leonard Chambers
(RNZAF)
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

FRONT GUNNER
No Picture Available
Pilot Officer

Bertie Towner Foxlee
DFM
(RAAF)

REAR GUNNER
Thomas Drayton SIMPSON
Flight Sergeant

Thomas Drayton Simpson
(RAAF)
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal


Mission Notes

Departed:  21:39 (16/05/43)

  • Martin (AJ-P) was the third aircraft to attack the Mohne dam
  • His Upkeep missed the dam
  • AJ-P was the second attacking aircraft to return

Returned:  03:19 (17/05/43)

Mission Duration:  5 hours 40 minutes


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