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.