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    Default 630 Squadron - G.K.W. Arkieson DFC

    Would anyone with access to the 630 Sqn ORB be in a position to let me know when George Kay Walker ARKIESON (131133), DFC, R.A.F.V.R. (DFC - LG 4 Dec 45) was active on the Sqn, and the names of his regular crew mates please?

    Very many thanks in advance

    Jonny
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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    Hi Jonny
    George Kay Walker Arkieson (from Edinburgh) was with 630 from May 1944 and remained until May 1945 when he transferred to 617 Squadron. As a Bomb Aimer he flew 20 or 21 ops with the O'Dwyer crew from May 44 to Oct 44 (when they completed their tour) and then variously with crews of Turner, Eyre, Weston and Clingin. I believe he was born 24 Jan 1923.

    He flew
    24-05-44 Night Bombing Antwerp
    27-05-44 Night Bombing St Valery-en-Caux
    01-06-44 Night Bombing Saumur
    04-06-44 Night Bombing Maisy
    06-06-44 Night Bombing Caen
    07-06-44 Night Bombing Foret de Cerisy
    09-06-44 Night Bombing Etampes
    24-06-44 Night Bombing Pommerval
    27-06-44 Night Bombing Marquise
    04-07-44 Night Bombing Creil-St Leu
    07-07-44 Night Bombing Creil-St Leu
    15-07-44 Night Bombing Nevers
    18-07-44 Day Bombing Caen
    02-09-44 Day Bombing Brest
    03-09-44 Day Bombing Deelen
    11-09-44 Night Bombing Darmstadt
    17-09-44 Day Bombing Boulogne
    26-09-44 Day Bombing Karlsruhe
    27-09-44 Night Bombing Kaiserslautern
    24-10-44 Night Minelaying Kattegat
    06-11-44 Night Bombing Gravenhorst
    16-11-44 Day Bombing Duren
    11-12-44 Night Bombing Heinbach-Urftdam
    17-12-44 Night Bombing Munich
    13-01-45 Night Bombing Politz
    14-01-45 Night Bombing Merseburg
    07-02-45 Night Bombing Ladbergen
    14-02-45 Night Bombing Rositz
    03-03-45 Night Bombing Ladbergen
    06-03-45 Night Bombing Sassnitz
    08-04-45 Night Bombing Lutzkendorf

    I hope that this is of help
    Pete

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    During the latter part of Terence O'Dwyer's tour when Arkieson flew with him - his crew were usually

    F/E - Sgt WS Frost
    Nav - Sgt (later P/O) AJ Lucas or Sgt (later P/O) TH Collins (either one or the other, changing)
    WAG - P/O LHV Wood or F/L HG Cawdron DFM (either one or the other, changing)
    M/G - Sgt S Somerville RCAF
    R/G - Sgt JA Cumming

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    That's very good of you. Many thanks, Pete.
    Kind rgds
    Jonny

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