I am trying to find out more about my grandmothers first husband's war record. Sergeant Eric James Roberts was the navigator on DS817 514 Squadron shot down the night of 20/21 December 1943 on a raid to Frankfurt. Major Wilhem Herget is credited with loss of DS817, all onboard except the pilot were killed. I believe that prior to his posting to 514 squadron Eric and his crew were with 207, is it possible to find out from the operational record books how many missions Eric and his crew completed before the Frankfurt/wich raids had they taken part in?, my next question does anyone have access to these records and would you be willing to assist me.

The crew of Eric's Lancaster 20/21 Dec 1943

F/S G.J.Davis PoW Sgt J.Smethurst KIA Sgt.J.Roberts KIA Sgt R.D.Seddon KIA Sgt H.Morris KIA Sgt A.R.Bird KIA Sgt W.D.B.O'Dea RAAF KIA F/S G.J.Davis was interned in Camps 4B/L7, PoW No.269762.

Many Thanks