was the son of James and Helena (Lena) Jaye of 9,Willow Avenue,
Crook, Co.Durham.He was born on the 3rd of October 1922
and worked as an electrical engineer. Thomas Jaye, known as Tom,
spent his last leave before his final mission staying with his
cousin Derek and family in Durham before
his mother at Crook.
No 1RC. 3.3.1941
No 7 RC. 4.3.1941
Bircham Newton 28.6.1941
No31 PD 25.10.1941
No 3 PRC 8.4.1942
No 25 Operational Training Unit 14.7.1942
106 squadron 26.12.1942
Joined 617 squadron on 29.3.1943
Wing Commander Guy Gibson wrote to Mrs Jaye on the 20th
of May 1943 in his role as Station Commander of 617 Squadron to
inform her officially of the loss of Tom and the rest of the crew.
Wing Commander Gibson was later to lose his life on the 19th
of September 1944.
help of the Barnes Wallis Memorial Trust, a propeller blade from
Lancaster ED865 AJ-S was found and is now on display at Hangar 1
in the Newark Air Museum alongside other Lancaster and Dambusters
crew were originally buried at Breda, they have
been re-interred in Bergen-op-Zoom Cemetery
in the Netherlands.