Haw, Charlton

Date of birth:
1920 (York, Great Britain)
Date of death:
1993
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Service number: 745249, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Charlton Haw left fot the Soviet Union on board the HMS Argus, together with a load of Hawker Hurricanes. In December 1941 Haw returned to the United Kingdom on board the HMS Kenya.

In 1985 he visited Moscow for the celebrations to the 40th Anniversary of the ending of World War Two.

Charlton Haw died in 1993.

Promotions:
?: Warrant Officer;
6th March 1942: Pilot Officer on probation;
1st October 1942: Flying Officer on probation (war substitution);
17 mei 1943: Flight Lieutenant (war substitution);
24th June 1946: Flying Officer;
3rd March 1947: Flight Lieutenant (war sub. on 12th October 1943);
19th Ocotber 1948: Squadron Leader (permanent);

Career:
May 1940: No. 504 "County of Nottingham" Squadron;
July 1941: No. 81 Squadron;
?: No. 151 Wing;
?: No. 504 Squadron;
May 1942: No. 122 Squadron;
February 1943: No. 611 Squadron;
November 1943: No. 129 Squadron;
?: Central Fighter Establishment;
1946 - 1948: No. 65 Squadron.

Victories:
No. 504 Squadron:
27th September 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 110;

No. 81 Squadron:
17th september 1941: Messerschmitt Bf 109E;
27th September 1941: Messerschmitt Bf 109E;

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Unit:
No. 81 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 23rd, 1942
Action:
Citation:
"This-airman has been employed on operational flying since June, 1940. He fought in the Battle of Britain and since then he has participated in numerous convoy patrols and in escorts to bomber aircraft on daylight
raids. He has destroyed 3 enemy aircraft. Flight Sergeant Haw has displayed admirable qualities as a fighter pilot."
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Unit:
No. 81 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1942
Orden Lenina
Details:
For the time the order was awarded, Haw was still a Flight Sergeant.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 129 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 81 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Details:
Recieved with "BATTLE OF BRITAIN" clasp.
1939-1945 Star

Sources

  • - The Daily Telegraph, Monday 6th December 1993
    - Fourth Supplement of The London Gazette of Tuesday 20th January 1942, Issue 35430, dated 23rd January 1942
    - Fourth Supplement of The London Gazette of Friday 27th March 1942, Issue 35507, dated 31st March 1942
    - Fourth Supplement of The London Gazette of Friday 13th October 1944, Issue 36750, dated 17th October 1944
    - The National Archives