CREW MEMBER PROFILE

Surname:

ACASTER

First Name/s:

Dennis Falkingham "Den"

Service No/s:

1439002

Service:

RAFVR

Branch:

Air Gunner

Awards:

Return

SERVICE RECORDS

Date

Event

Aircraft Flown

Unknown

Enlisted probably at Cardington

10 Mar 1944

No.514 Squadron, Waterbeach/Oakington (29 Ops)

Lancaster

24 Jul 1945

No.576 Squadron, Fiskerton

Lancaster

576 Squadron FLYING RECORDS

Date

Aircraft

Code

Flight Details

T/O

Land

Flt Time

Crew

24 Jul 1945

LM294

UL-P

Bomb Disposal - Incendiary dumping

1355

1525

2h30

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   Sgt D. Davis

NOTES:

Disposing of unused incendiaries in the North Sea.

25 Jul 1945

ME801

UL-N

Bomb Disposal - Incendiary dumping

1820

1945

1h25

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   Sgt D. Davis

NOTES:

Disposing of unused incendiaries in the North Sea.

25 Jul 1945

PD271

UL-T

Bomb Disposal - Incendiary dumping

1125

1250

1h25

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   Sgt D. Davis

NOTES:

Disposing of unused incendiaries in the North Sea.

26 Jul 1945

RA514

UL-R

Training

1150

1410

3h20

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   Sgt D. Davis

NOTES:

‘Y’ (H2S) cross-country navigation.

26 Jul 1945

RA514

UL-R

Training

1620

1730

1h10

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   Sgt D. Davis

NOTES:

Practice bombing from 6000ft.

27 Jul 1945

RA514

UL-R

Training

1345

1700

4h15

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   Sgt D. Davis

NOTES:

Fighter affiliation and ‘Y’ (H2S) cross-country navigation.

01 Aug 1945

ME801

UL-N

Bomb Disposal - Incendiary dumping

1125

1510

4h45

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   Sgt D. Davis

NOTES:

Cross-country navigation and disposal of unused incendiaries in Cardigan Bay.

04 Aug 1945

PD271

UL-T

Bomb Disposal - Incendiary dumping

1500

1650

1h50

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   Sgt D. Davis

NOTES:

Disposal of unused incendiaries. Location not known but presume N Sea due to the flight time.

22 Aug 1945

RA514

UL-R

FISKERTON TO POMIGLIANO

0750

nk

uk

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   

NOTES:

Operation DODGE. Positioning flight to Italy.

24 Aug 1945

RA514

UL-R

POMIGLIANO TO GLATTON

nk

nk

uk

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   

NOTES:

Operation DODGE. Carrying up to 22 Allied servicemen from Italy back to the UK

24 Aug 1945

RA514

UL-R

GLATTON TO FISKERTON

1835

nk

uk

P1   Fg Off R. Thackray
P2   
FE   Flt Sgt T.W. Dixon
AB   Flt Lt D.A. Williams
NAV  Sgt Scott
WOp  WO E. Eaton
MUG  WO D.F. Acaster
RG   

NOTES:

Operation DODGE. Return flight to base

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