Dan Steele

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The men who flew Operation Jubilee from the air, November 1942

November 1942: Some of the leaders of the air portion of Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid), from left to right;

  • Wing Commander James Arthur “Johnnie” Walker – Tangmere Wing
  • Wing Commander Reginald Patrick Mahoney Gibbs – Ibsley Wing
  • Group Captain Charles Henry Appleton – Tangmere Group
  • (Seated) Squadron Leader Daniel Albert Raymond Georges le Roy du Vivier – No. 43 Squadron
  • Squadron Leader Ernest Waite “Bertie” Wootten – No. 118 Squadron
  • Squadron Leader Robert Duncan Yule – No. 66 Squadron
Group Captain Charles Appleton (centre), Station Commander at Tangmere, flanked by some of the wing leaders and squadron commanders who flew on the Dieppe Raid. On the left, Wing Commander ‘Johnnie’ Walker (Tangmere Wing) and ‘Pat’ Gibbs (Ibsley Wing). On the right, Squadron Leaders ‘Bertie’ Wootten (No 118 Squadron) amd ‘Bobby’ Yule (No 66 Squadron). Seated on the Hurricane behind is ‘Dan’ Du Vivier, the Belgian CO of No 43 Squadron© IWM HU 88314

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  1. Steve Davis May 3, 2022

    Hello, I have details about Group Captain Charles Appleton and what happened to him on his final operation in 1944 over Normandy.
    After Dieppe he fought in North Africa where he lost a leg in a bombing raid. He is buried near Caen.
    Like your image very much, can I get a hi-res copy for use in the Museum I work for?
    Steve Davis

    • Ruth Missen June 10, 2023

      My name is Ruth I am Group Captain Charles Appleton’s great niece , I would love to have any information in relation to him, my e mail missenruth@hotmail.com. Kind regards

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