Roll of Honour
When the Squadron formed on 15 Oct 42 at Dishforth, Yorkshire, it was part of No 4 Bomber Group, and flew Wellingtons (Well). By the time it was operational, Jan 43, No 426 was part of the Canadian No 6 Bomber Group, but was supplemented by personnel from other countries. In particular, when the change was made to the Lancaster (Lanc), most flight engineers were Royal Air Force (RAF), which carried over to the Halifax (Hal). The change to heavy bombers came with a move to Linton-On-Ouse, Yorkshire, Jun-Jul 43.
P = Pilot
N = Navigator
BA = Bomb aimer
WAG = Wireless operator-air gunner
FE = Flight engineer
MU = Mid-upper gunner
MG = Mid-under gunner
RG = Rear gunner
AG = Air gunner
DSO = Distinguished Service Order
MBE = Member of the Order of the British Empire
CM = Commemorative Medal (issued by nation)
CGM = Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
BEM = British Empire Medal
MiD = Mentioned in Despatched
C de G = Croix de Guerre
DFC = Distinguished Flying Cross
AFC = Air Force Cross
DFM = Distinguished Flying Medal
Service numbers with C, J, K and R identify Royal Canadian Air Force personnel. Numbers that begin with NZ identify Royal New Zealand Air Force, and O identify United States Army Air Force personnel. Numbers with no letter prefix identify RAF.
Members of Commonwealth air forces with no known grave are commemorated at the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey.