William Walters Story
In The Past.........
1 Index
2 Roy Chadwick
3 William Walters
4 R.A.F
5 Operations Begin
6 Lancaster Bomber
7 "Big City" Berlin
8 Danger all Round
9 No Comforts
10 Bombs Gone
11 Occupied Europe
12 Whirlwind
13 Special Opps
14 Peenemunde
15 Aphrodite
16 30th Mission
17 Final Mission
18 Rescue Attempt
19 Final Chapter
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Final Chapter

This photograph was taken of the first Lancaster crew when they had joined 57 Squadron at East Kirby, Lincolnshire, before their operation’s started.
Centre front P/Officer I. S. Ross
3rd from left back
Sgt W. Walter
Left at front F/Officer T.C.O Brien
Right at front
Sgt E.G. Tilby
Left at back
Sgt K.H. Jenkinson
2nd from left back
Sgt C.T. King
4th from left back
Sgt A.F.Mckellar

About 4 years ago a Norwegian fishing boat was lifting it’s nets in the fiord where the Lancaster ditched in 1945, as it’s nets were being winched aboard they became snagged on something heavy, as the nets were drawn in it was found to have a Merlin engine tangled in them, although the engine numbers could not bee seen due to severe corrosion it is believed that this engine was indeed from the Lancaster NF-992 K C that Captain Ian Ross, his crew, and Bill had flown in before it had ditched into the sea….the spot where they tragically lost their lives!!!

We should never under estimate the bravery of the bomber crews, those in the R.A.F.and the U.S. 8th Air Force… for it is a Testament to their spirit and courage, history itself proves by the sacrifice given for the Freedom of their Fellow man… that too many died and too many were killed…..for us to enjoy our lives in peace and freedom…….to forget!!!

The Runnymede Memorial
The Runnymede Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
The Runnymede Memorial
First Lancaster crew when they had joined 57 Squadron at
East Kirby, Lincolnshire. (see photo above)
57 Squadron
P/Officer I. S. Ross Captain and Pilot
Sgt W. Walter Flight Engineer
F/Officer T.C.O Brien Navigator (survived the war)
Sgt E.G. Tilby Air Bomber
Sgt K.H. Jenkinson W/Operator/Air gunner (survived the war)
Sgt C.T. King Mid upper gunner(survived the war)
Sgt A.F.Mckellar Rear gunner
The (above) photograph was taken of the first Lancaster crew when they had joined 57 Squadron at East Kirby, Lincolnshire, before their operation’s started.



The crew on their final trip, with 617 Dam Buster Squadron was
carried out on January 12th 1945 to Bergen Norway
   617 Squadron
F/Officer I. S. Ross Captain and Pilot
F/Sgt W. Walter Flight Engineer
W/O S.R. Anderson.D.F.M Navigator.
P/O R. Ellwood. D.F.M W/Operator.
P/O E.G. Tilby Air Bomber
F/Sgt L.D.Griffiths Mid Upper Gunner
F/Officer A.F.Mckellar Rear gunner
 
Story compiled by: Ian R. Bridle & Mr Albert Jeffrey © 2002