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582 SQUADRON WORLD WAR 2

Compile and Copyright © Joanne West 2013

This page contains photographs of some of the crews and personnel of 582 Squadron during the Second World War. Details of those who died while flying with 582 Squadron an be found on the Little Staughton page.

No 582 Squadron was formed at Little Staughton,Huntingdonshire, on 1st April 1944, from personnel mainly drawn from Nos. 7 and 156 Squadrons. Equipped with Lancasters it formed part of the Pathfinder Force (No 8 Group), and during the period 9/10th April 1944 to 25th April 1945, flew 2,157 sorties against the enemy. Following its final bombing mission it took part in Operation Manna (the dropping of food to the starving Dutch) and Operation Exodus (the ferrying home from the Continent of British ex-POWs).

During its comparatively short existence, No 582's members earned the following awards: 1 VC (awarded posthumously to Captain EE Swales, SAAF, for his "most conspicuous bravery" during a raid on Pforzheim on 23rd/24th February 1945, 4 DSOs, 69 DFCs, 20 bars to DFCs, and 29 DFMs.

Crew - 172479 Bertram Roy Pengilley Pilot, AH Grange A/Bomber, Donald Robert Anderson (RCAF - J.23911) Navigator, D Holden WOP/Air, AE Scott M/U/Gunne,r TC Davies R/Gunner, 928251 Edward Decimus Paulham DAGGER Flight Engineer with ground crew

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928251 Edward Decimus Paulham DAGGER Flight Engineer
582 Squadron P.F.F. November 1944

Crew - 172479 Bertram Roy Pengilley Pilot, AH Grange A/Bomber, Donald Robert Anderson (RCAF - J.23911) Navigator,
D Holden WOP/Air, AE Scott M/U/Gunne,r TC Davies R/Gunner, 928251 Edward Decimus Paulham DAGGER Flight Engineer

No. 582 (PATHFINDER) Squadron, R.A.F., Little Staughton, Hunts, August 1945 - first group
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No. 582 (PATHFINDER) Squadron, R.A.F., Little Staughton, Hunts, August 1945 - second group
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