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Lancaster ME795

Aircraft Model:Avro Lancaster Mk. I
Identities:ME795
Units:No. 630 Squadron, RAF

Timeline

22 June 1944Aircraft was damaged by a German fighter during a bombing mission to Wesseling and subsequently abandoned near Henlow, Bedfordshire, after returning to British airspace.
Pilot: F/O LIONEL NORMAN RACKLEY, RAAF 414828 (Injured)
Flight Engineer: Sgt STANLEY JONES, RAF 1685515 (Uninjured)
Navigator: F/O IAN STUART GOW, RAF 128973 (Injured)
Bomb Aimer: F/Sgt DOUGLAS STEWART MORGAN, RAAF 413786 (Uninjured)
Wireless Operator: F/Sgt PHILLIP RAYMOND CARROLL, RAF 1579279 (Slightly Injured)
Mid-Upper Gunner: F/Sgt J. JONES, RAF 513583 (Uninjured)
Rear Gunner: Sgt WILLIAM ALFRED CYRIL DAVIES, RAFVR 179238 (Killed)

References

Chorley, W.R. 2007 Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War - Volume 4: 1943. Hickley: Midland Publishing.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1960, RACKLEY, Lionel Norman - (Flight Sergeant); Service Number - 414828; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft ME717; Place - Barton Cutting, Bedfordshire, England; Date - 22 June 1944, A705, 166/35/264.

Record updated on 20 March 2018.


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