|John Nicholas Haworth Whitworth|
10 January 1912|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Died||13 November 1974
||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1930–1964|
|Commands held||RAF Hong Kong (1962–64)
Chief of Air Staff Ghana (1961–62)
Central Flying School (1958–61)
RAF Swinderby (c. 1951–53)
RAF Scampton (1942–43)
No. 35 Squadron RAF (1942)
No. 78 Squadron RAF (1940–41)
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Flying Cross & Bar
Mentioned in Despatches
Air Commodore John Nicholas Haworth Whitworth, CB, DSO, DFC & Bar (10 January 1912 – 13 November 1974) was a Royal Air Force pilot in the 1930s and a commander during and after the Second World War. He was educated at Oundle School in Northamptonshire.
Whitworth was station commander of RAF Scampton during the planning of Operation Chastise; in 1955 he was a technical advisor for the film dramatisation of the raid, The Dam Busters. Whitworth was portrayed by Derek Farr in the film.
- "100 R.A.F. Awards for Gallantry". Aberdeen Journal. 23 November 1940. p. 6.
|Chief of Staff Ghana Air Force
J. E. S. de Graft-Hayford
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