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  Flying Officer Cecil Dineen - 35 Squadron  
 

Flying Officer Cecil Dineen - RAFVR

 
 Flying Officer Cecil Dineen was serving as Flight Engineer aboard Lancaster Mk. III ND-597 coded TL-A during an operation to Berlin March 24/25, 1944. The aircraft took off from Graveley at 1844hrs and was returning to base when it was shot down by a night-fighter, killing five of the seven crewmembers including F/O Dineen.

The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
S/L Richard Fitzgerald (DFC) RAAF  Pilot Namban,W.Australia 22
F/O John Savage  RAAF  Navigator Queensland, Australia 27
F/Lt William “Scott” Muego - POW RAFVR Bomb Aimer Glasgow, Scotland 29
W/O Robert Brewington  RAAF  Wop/AG Queensland, Australia 27
F/Sgt Stanley Boulton - POW RAFVR Mid Upper Gunner - -
F/Sgt Frederick Smith  RAFVR Rear Gunner Cobridge,Stoke-on-Trent 30

 Flying Officer Cecil John Dineen RAF, known as “Johnny” was the son of Francis and Isabella Dineen and husband of Mary of Bexleyheath, Kent. He was twenty years of age at the time of his death and is buried with his crew in the 1939-45 Berlin War cemetery.

 
  Photo courtesy of Dougie Muego , research by Linda Ibrom.