Flight Sergeant
Arnold George Smith DFM
S/No: 651289
49 Squadron Association
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VOLUNTEERED FOR SERVICE 1939

WAR SERVICE 1939 - 1942

49 SQUADRON

28/12/1940 - 16/7/1941


106 SQUADRON

28/3/1942 - 31/7/1942

LAST OPERATION IN LANCASTER R5604

31st JULY 1942 BOMBING RAID ON DUSSELDORF

FAILED TO RETURN

DEATH PRESUMED 1st AUGUST 1942

NO KNOWN GRAVE

COMMEMORATED ON RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL PANEL 76
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  49 SQUADRON  1940 / 1941  
  OPERATIONS.  
    Hampden              
Date   Aircraft  Pilot   Duty   Remarks   Flying Times
28/12/1940     X3060   F/O Fisher A/G   Operations  (Returned)   00:20
01/01/1941     P4304   F/O Fisher 2nd W/OP   Bombing Bremen   07:00
12/01/1941   AD 719   F/O Fisher 2nd W/OP   Bombing Wilhelmshaven   05:50
07/02/1941    P1176   P/O Bowden W/OP   Bombing Channel Ports   04:00
25/02/1941   AD 792   P/O Bowden W/OP   Bombing Dusseldorf   05:55
12/03/1941   AD 792   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Bombing Hamburg   07:15
17/03/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Bombing Bremen   06:20
21/03/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Bombing Lorient    06:50
23/03/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Bombing Kiel   07:10
27/03/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Bombing Dusseldorf   05:45
30/03/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Gardening Brest   06:50
09/04/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Blitz on Berlin   09:05
12/04/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Gardening Brest   00:00
14/04/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Bombing Brest   05:40
17/04/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Bombing Berlin   09:20
12/05/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Bombing Mannerheim   08:20
16/05/1941        ?   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Bombing Cologne   08:00
25/05/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Gardening Brest **   08:00

 

       
26/05/1941   AD 805   SGT. Merralls W/OP   Returned to base from Upper Heyford  0030    
27/05/1941   AD 792   P/O Cooke W/OP   Gardening Brest (returned engine trouble)    
10/06/1941   AD 805   P/O Cooke W/OP   Bombing Brest   05:40
12/06/1941   AD 856   P/O Cooke W/OP   Bombing Hamm   05:55
13/06/1941   AD 805   P/O Cooke W/OP   Bombing Brest   06:10
16/06/1941   AD 805   P/O Cooke W/OP   Operations (Returned)   04:00
18/06/1941   AD 805   P/O Cooke W/OP   Bombed Cuxhaven   06:45
22/06/1941   X 3060   F/O Hirons W/OP   Fresian Isands (1ME 109)   04:30
03/07/1941   AD 744   P/O Kerridge W/OP   Bombing Bremen   07:00
05/07/1941   AE 203   P/O Kerridge W/OP   Bombing Osnabruk   06:20
06/07/1941   AD 980   P/O Kerridge W/OP   Bombing Brest   07:15
08/07/1941   AD 909   P/O Kerridge W/OP   Bombing Hamm   06:50
14/07/1941   AD 980   P/O Harvey W/OP   Gardenng (Heligoland)   06:20
16/07/1941   AD 744   P/O Harvey W/OP   Bombing Hamburg   07:30
** returning from raid had to divert to Boscombe Down landed at Upper Heyford
6/08/41 09/01/42
Training Wing W/OP at RAF Cottesmore.
10/01/42 28/01/42
Training C/Landings (Manchester Aircraft) at RAF Bircotes.
106 SQUADRON RAF CONINGSBY 20/02/42.
  Manchester Aircraft          
28/03/1942   7394   W/O Merralls 1st W/T Blitz on Lubeck 7hrs
01/04/1942   7498   W/O Merralls 1st W/Tel R.Gironde Mining 9hrs 15 mins
06/04/1942   7418   W/O Merralls 1st W/Tel Cologne landed Dettling 5hrs 40 mins
12/04/1942   7418   W/O Merralls 1st W/Tel Operations Essen 7hrs 20mins
15/04/1942   7418   W/O Merralls 1st W/Tel Operations Dortmund 6hrs 10mins
28/04/1942   7434   W/O Merralls 1st W/Tel Ops off Feamarn Mining 7hrs 45mins
08/05/1942   7376   W/O Merralls 1st W/T Operations Warnemunde 8hrs 05mins
               
  Lancaster Aircaft          
31/05/1942   R5845   W/O Merralls 1st W/T Operations Cologne (1000) 5hrs 40mins
02/06/1942   R5845   W/O Merralls 1st W/T Operations Essen (1000) 3hrs
31/07/1942   R5604   W/O Merralls W/T Op Bombing Dusseldorf  (Failed to return)  
DEATH PRESUMED 1 / 8 / 42 NO KNOWN GRAVE.
Awards
DFM
1939 - 1945 Star
Air Crew Europe Star
War Medal
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The London Gazette:

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 21 NOVEMBER, 1941 6705

 Air Ministry,
21st November, 1941.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards:

Distinguished Flying Medal.
651289 Sergeant Arnold George SMITH, No. 49 Squadron

Smith Arnold George DFM
Posted in: November 1940
Rank: Sgt
Trade: W/Op, AG,
Promoted: To F/S between 4-8th April 1942
Award: DFM Gazetted 21st November 1941
Posted Out To 14 O.T.U.
Posted Out To 106 Squadron 20/02/1942