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Harold Brownlow Morgan Mick Martin - Aircrew Details - Aviation Directory

Harold Brownlow Morgan Mick Martin



Harold 'Mick' Martin

Name : Harold Brownlow Morgan Mick Martin
Born : 27th February 1918
Died : 3rd November 1988

Awards :
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order with 1 Bar
Air Force Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

Born 27th February 1918, Australian Mick Martin joined the RAF in 1940 and had flown tours with 455 Squadron RAAF and 50 Squadron RAF before joining Guy Gibson at 617 Squadron. Pilot of Lancaster ED909 AJ-P of No.617 Sqn, Mick Martin was Deputy Leader of the Dams Raid and flew in Gibsons lead group. Third aircraft to attack the Mohne Dam, he was awarded the DSO for his part in the raid. Mick Martin later served with Leonard Cheshire, and went on to a distinguished career after the war. ADC to the Queen in 1963, he eventually retired from the RAF as an Air Marshal in 1974. Mick Martin died 3rd November 1988.

Known Service Details :

Squadron

Rank

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Dates

Aircraft

Airframes

Notes

No.617 Sqn RAF

Flight Lieutenant

unknown

unknown

16th May 1943

Lancaster

ED909

No.455 Sqn RAAF

unknown

unknown

No.50 Sqn RAF

unknown

unknown

Artwork signed by this Pilot or Aircrew



The Dambusters by Gerald Coulson. (C)

Dambusters - Breaching the Eder Dam by Robert Taylor. (C)

Dambusters by Robert Taylor.

Straggler Returns by Robert Taylor.

Artwork featuring the mounted signature of this Pilot or Aircrew


Inbound to Target - The Dambusters by Robert Taylor. (B)


Bomb Away! The Third Assault by Robert Taylor. (C)

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Harold 'Mick' Martin




Historical Notes :
30-04-1943 - Joined No.617 Sqn with code AJ-P.
16-05-1943 - Took part in the Dambusters raid. Successfully dropped mine which veered left after dropping and exploded at side of Mohne dam. The aircraft returned home safely. Crew : Flight Lieutenant Harold Bronlow Morgan Martin (Pilot), Pilot Officer Ivan Whittaker (Flight Engineer), Flight Lieutenant Jack Frederick Leggo (Navigator), Flying Officer Leonard Chambers (Wireless Operator), Flight Lieutenant Robert Claude Hay (Bomb Aimer), Pilot Officer Bertie Towner Foxlee (Front Gunner), Flight Sergeant Thomas Drayton Simpson (Rear Gunner).
xx-08-1946 - Joined No.61 Sqn with code YF-B.
29-07-1947 - Scrapped.

Known Individual Aircraft :

Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Lancaster

ED909

AJ-P
YF-B

-

details

details

details




Aircraft for : Harold Brownlow Morgan Mick Martin
A list of all aircraft associated with Harold Brownlow Morgan Mick Martin. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Lancaster



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Manufacturer : Avro
Production Began : 1942
Retired : 1963
Number Built : 7377

Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' Operation Gomorrah in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.



Squadrons for : Harold Brownlow Morgan Mick Martin
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No.455 Sqn RAAF

Country : Australia
Founded : 6th June 1941
Fate : Disbanded 25th May 1945

Strike and strike again

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No.455 Sqn RAAF

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No.50 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th May 1916
Fate : Disbanded 31st March 1984

From defence to attack

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No.50 Sqn RAF

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No.617 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 23rd March 1943

Apres mois, le deluge - After me, the flood

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No.617 Sqn RAF

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Last edited : 11:23, May 24, 2013
Last editor : kc

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