I have been trying without success to obtain the first names and service numbers of the following five airmen of 149 Squadron who took part in the famous raid to Wilhelmshaven on 18 December 1939. They are;
Sgt. Wheeler (2nd pilot) Still on ops. April 1940 but not in June.
Sgt. McLeod (2nd pilot) Cannot find him in the ORB in 1940, but he might be 904361 Sgt. William Holland MacLeod, KIA as a pilot on 21 February 1941 and still with 149 Squadron. However I cannot make a connection between the two.
F/Sgt. Kelly (Pilot) Does not appear in the ORB at least after May 1940.
Sgt. Osborne (Observer) Still on operations December 1940.
AC2 Graydon (Air Gunner) Still on ops. up to July 1940 at least, as a Sgt.
I have tried the usual sources; CWGC, London Gazette, various books (including 'STRONG BY NIGHT' (A history of 149 Sqn.), etc. The 149 Squadron Association seems not to be in existence any more. Can anyone please help with these names ?