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Ibbetson,
Christopher Vibert
C.V. Ibbetson (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [102231]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Ibbetson,
Francis George
F.G. Ibbetson (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101618]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Ibbs,
Harry
H. Ibbs (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Ibbs)
Married ...; ... childen (one son?).
27.10.1910
Haslingden district, Lancashire
-
20.06.1983
Blackpool district, Lancashire
Sgt. ? [970750]
(A) P/O (prob) 12.09.1942, seniority 05.09.1942 [129656]
P/O (prob) 12.11.1942, seniority 05.11.1942
(WS) F/O (prob) 12.05.1943 (emgcy list; reld 27.10.1955)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1946 for service in North Africa ?
12.09.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served in RAF Intelligence [12 FU] as he was fluent in German and French; was in Corsica Jan - Sept 1944, the S France and Italy 1944/45, Greece December 1944 - January 1945, Italy remainder of 1945 until he was demobbed on 30 September 1945 at Hednesford
Ineson,
James Frank
J.F. Ineson (Photo courtesy of www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com) J.F. Ineson (Photo courtesy of www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com)
Son of William Ineson, and Sarah Jeanetta Jackson, of 77 Brookroyd Lane, Batley.
Married (19.06.1943, Leeds district, Yorkshire) Monica Winifred Bacon (08.09.1922 - 08.1990) [her remarried name became Beevers], of Woodbine Cottage, Moortop, New Farnley, Leeds, Yorkshire.
17.06.1921
Batley, Dewsbury district, West Yorkshire
-
04.05.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[
Normee Churchyard, France, grave 2]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1543963]
P/O (prob) 30.04.1943 [144953]
(WS) F/O 30.10.1943
30.04.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 04.05.1944 9 Squadron RAF
[Pilot of Lancaster Mk. BI LL787 (WS-Y) which took off at 21.52 hrs 03.05.1944 from RAF Bardney for a bombardment operation of the German military camp at Mailly, France. LL787 was thought to have been shot down by a night fighter but no positive claim can be placed against this loss. The Lancaster came down at Normee 8 km. north east of Fere-Champenoise. five of the crew were killed. More details here.]
Inglis,
John Alexander
"Jock"
J.A. Inglis J.A. Inglis
Son of James Alexander Inglis and Margaret Russell Inglis, of Cardonald, Glasgow.
1920
Cathcart district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
12.06.1944
[age 23]
[St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France, IV.D.1]
Sgt. ? [657889]
P/O (prob) 17.07.1942 [126627]
(WS) F/O (prob) 17.01.1943
17.07.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 12.06.1944 193 Squadron RAF
[Typhoon 1b MN 252 was shot down by Flak and crashed south-east of Potigny.]
Ingram,
Harry
H. Ingram (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
?
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101676]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Inkson,
James
J. Inkson
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
?
Cpl. ? [1150480]
P/O (prob) 10.07.1943 [146919]
(WS) F/Lt. 10.07.1945 (reld 13.08.1948)
F/O 13.08.1948
F/Lt. 04.06.1951 (reld 13.08.1953)
10.07.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
13.08.1948     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (General Duties Branch)
Inverarity,
George Arnold
G.A. Inverarity
1920 ?
-
08.01.2007
[age 87]
F/Sgt.
? [901408]
P/O (prob)
28.08.1943 [156782]
...
...
Sq.Ldr.
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
28.08.1943


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]



7 Squadron RAF (Pathfinder Force)
Irving,
Edward Heron
"John(ny)"
E.H. Irving (Photo courtesy of Mrs Rosemary Irving)
E.H. Irving (Photo courtesy of Mrs Rosemary Irving)
E.H. Irving (Photo courtesy of Mrs Rosemary Irving)  
Son of George Thomas Irving, and Martha Hammond (emigrated c. 1908 to Australia).
Married (07.1933) Cornelia Robinson.
30.06.1904
Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey / Sussex
-
P/O RAF
17.01.1927
F/O RAF
26.10.1927 (reld 17.01.1931)
P/O (prob)
04.04.1939 [72865]
P/O
22.09.1939
F/O
22.09.1939
(WS) F/Lt.
15.08.1941
(A) Sq.Ldr.
?
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.07.1943
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
12.04.1944
Sq.Ldr.
? (emgcy) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
Air Force Cross AFC
02.04.1943
?
17.01.1927
 
 
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
17.01.1931


transferred, Royal Australian Air Force Reserve
04.04.1939


transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
15.08.1940
 
 
transferred, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)



served in Turkey (possibly as a flying instructor and/or Assistant Air Attaché at Ankara)
Remained in Turkey after the war.
Isaac,
Arthur Cyril Eric
A.C.E. Isaac (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
?
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [102232]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Ives,
Arthur Hector
A.H. Ives
?
Australia
-
1966
Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia
P/O (prob) 07.02.1941 [60910]
(WS) F/O (prob) 07.02.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/O))
07.02.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      captured & POW in Changhi
Returned to Australia after the war. Postal employee.
Iveson,
Thomas Clifford
"Tony"
T.C. Iveson T.C. Iveson
T.C. Iveson T.C. Iveson  
Son of James William  Iveson, and Elsie May Maddison.
11.09.1919
York district, Yorkshire
-
(T) F/Sgt. ? [742036]
P/O (prob) 01.05.1942 [128539]
(WS) F/O 01.11.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 01.05.1944
(A) Sq.Ldr. 08.10.1944
F/Lt. 23.02.1949, seniority 11.04.1948 (retd 12.07.1949; own request)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 16.03.1945 *
* This officer has completed numerous sorties on his second tour of operational duty, including three attacks against the battleship Tirpitz. In January, 1945, he was detailed to attack the U-boat pens at Bergen. Whilst over the target his aircraft was attacked by two fighters. The first burst of machine-gun fire from the enemy aircraft struck the tailplane, rudder and elevator. The port inner engine was set on fire and the rear turret was put out of action. After the fighters broke off their attack Squadron Leader Iveson's aircraft came under heavy fire from the anti-aircraft batteries. It was almost impossible to maintain level flight. Squadron Leader Iveson instructed another member of the crew to lash the control column in such a way as to ease the strain. Under these most trying conditions, Squadron Leader Iveson flew clear of the fire zone and afterwards reached a home based airfield where he landed his seriously damaged aircraft safely. By his great skill, courage and determination, this officer was undoubtedly responsible for the safe return of the aircraft.
c. 09.1938     joined RAFVR as Airman under training to be pilot
01.09.1939     mobilized
01.09.1939 - 1940? 5 Flying Training School RAF (Sealand)
1940? - 02.09.1940 7 Operational Training Unit RAF (Hawarden)
02.09.1940 - 11.10.1940 616 Squadron RAF (Kenley)
[16.09.1940 ditched in the North Sea with Spitfire L1036 , being picked up]
11.10.1940 - ? 92 Squadron RAF (followed by training duties in Rhodesia)
01.05.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 22.07.1944 No. 5 Lancaster Finishing School (Syerston)
22.07.1944 - 16.02.1945  617 Squadron RAF (flew 27 operations)
16.02.1945 - ? 6 LVF
23.02.1949     permanent commission
01.02.1954 - 20.11.1956 commissioned, Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment (F/Lt. with seniority 02.12.1953, from 05.03.1956 Sq.Ldr.) & as Commanding Officer, No. 2609 (West Riding) Light Anti-Aircraft Squadron
Secondment to the BOAC, employment with Granada TV, and work in corporate and public relations.  He was involved in a number of privatizations and the launch of Euro Disneyland. Chairman of the Bomber Command Association.
Published: Lancaster : the biography (with Brian Milton; 2009)
Izzard,
Arthur Thomas
A.T. Izzard (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
01.05.1899
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
(12?).1979
Harlow district, Warwickshire
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [102233]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
 
       

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