The Wartime Memories Project - No. 630 Squadron



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No. 630 Squadron was formed on 15th November 1943 from 'B' Flight, No 57 Squadron at East Kirkby near Spilsby, in Lincolnshire. The Squadron motto was "Nocturna mors" meaning "Death by night". They flew a total of 2,453 sorties with the lost of 59 Lancasters

630 Squadron was disbanded on 15 July 1945.

Airfields at which No. 630 Squadron were based:





My uncle was killed on a Lancaster raid in 1944. Next year a memorial to the crew will be incorporated in a statue at a village in France. One of the crew was a F/O J.T.Taylor. His brother and the person I need to try and contact was Robert R. Taylor who served at Little Rissington in 1945. Unfortunatly I have no other information about him. Any information on Robert Taylor (if he is remembered) would be appreciated and treated in confidentiality.

The crew were:

  • F/L G.G.H.Farara DFC DFM (d. 8 Jul 1944)
  • F/O J.T.Taylor DFC (d. 8 Jul 1944)
  • W/C W.I.Deas DSO DFC & Bar ((d. 8 Jul 1944)
  • P/O C.N.Wright (d. 8 Jul 1944)
  • F/O W.T.Upton (taken POW)
  • Sgt L.A.A.Page (d. 8 Jul 1944)
  • F/S R.J.Locke (d. 8 Jul 1944)



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List of those who served with 630 Squadron during World War Two.

  • P/O Leonard Alfred Barnes. pilot. Read his story
  • P/O Denis A Brammer.Pilot (d. 18th Oct 1944) Read his story
  • Sgt Leonard G Cook. F Eng (d. 18th Oct 1944) Read his story
  • W/O Gerald J Davis. Nav/Bomber (d. 18th Oct 1944) Read his story
  • W/C W.I.Deas DSO DFC & Bar ((d. 8 Jul 1944)
  • Sgt Clifford J Evans. Air Gunner (d. 18th Oct 1944) Read his story
  • F/L G.G.H.Farara DFC DFM . pilot (d. 8 Jul 1944)
  • Sgt John C Fitzpatrick. Air Gunner RAFVR (d. 18th Oct 1944) Read his story
  • Sgt Thomas A."Freddy" Fox. rear gunner(d. 15 Mar 1944) Read his story
  • F/O M.Geisler. nav. Read his story
  • Sgt Malcolm Elliot Gregg. bomb aimer. Read his story
  • Eric C. Harris. DFC. RNZAF.
  • Sgt Dennis G Holyoak. W Opp/Air Gunner (d. 18th Oct 1944) Read his story
  • F/S R.J.Locke (d. 8 Jul 1944)
  • Sgt James H.Overholt. midupper gunner RCAF (d. 15 Mar 1944) Read his story
  • Sgt L.A.A.Page (d. 8 Jul 1944)
  • Sgt G.E.Plowman. w/op Read his story
  • F/O J.T.Taylor DFC (d. 8 Jul 1944) Read his story
  • F.J.Turner. W/Op. .
  • F/O W.T.Upton
  • Sgt K.A.Walker. flt eng Read his story
  • Edwin Watson. flt eng.
  • Sgt William A White. Nav/Bomber (d. 18th Oct 1944) Read his story
  • P/O C.N.Wright (d. 8 Jul 1944)

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