Personnel Index - Detail

First Names
James Edward
Squadron Leader
Service Number
Crew Position
Air Gunner
Posting Details
Posted in 12/42 and out 6/43


Awarded the DFC.

Flew 22 operations as rear gunner with F/Sgt 'Ernie' Hogg.

For the majority of their tour, this was the usual crew:

F/S REJ Hogg
Sgt F Chadwick
Sgt GW Watkins
P/O O Grant
Sgt HJ Dales
Sgt G Chapman
Sgt JE Raw-Rees

49Squadron Association

49Sqn Association

 49sqn Association

From L to R: 'Ernie' Hogg (Pilot), Jimmy Raw-Rees (RG), Oscar Grant (B/A), George Chapman (MUG) & Harry Dales (W/Op).

From L to R: Jimmy Raw-Rees (RG), 'Willy' Watkins (Nav), Oscar Grant (BA), George Chapman (MuG), Harry Dales (W/Op)


Their usual Lancaster ED497 (EA-C for Charlie) at one of RAF Fiskerton's dispersal points.

A magnificent view of this link for a larger version (in a new window).

49Sqn Association

Photograph taken whilst serving with 463Sqn RAAF Waddington.
Sgt Jeffreys F/E; F/Lt Jim Raw-Rees DFC; Sgt Webb B/A sitting on 8,000lb cookie (20th January 1944).
The target for that night was Berlin.

49Sqn Association

Waving off departing aircrews.............463Sqn RAAF at Waddington in early 1944.

F/Lt Jim Raw-Rees completed 50 operations with Coastal Command, 49 Sqn and 463 RAAF Sqn as a Rear Gunner.
He became a High Sherriff of the County (Aberystwyth), President of the British Legion and the RAF Club and was also a County Councillor.

"Posted out" 1987.