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Lancaster ME717

Aircraft Model:Avro Lancaster Mk. I
Manufacturer:Metropolitan-Vickers Limited
Identities:ME717
Units:No. 630 Squadron, RAF

Timeline

25 April 1944Aircraft was damaged by a German night-fighter during a bombing mission to München and subsequently force landed on the island of Corsica.
Pilot: P/O LIONEL NORMAN RACKLEY, RAAF 414828 (Slightly Injured)
Flight Engineer: Sgt STANLEY JONES, RAF 1685515 (Uninjured)
Navigator: F/O IAN STUART GOW, RAF 128973 (Uninjured)
Bomb Aimer: F/Sgt DOUGLAS STEWART MORGAN, RAAF 413786 (Uninjured)
Wireless Operator: Sgt J. WATT, RAF 1561330 (Uninjured)
Mid-Upper Gunner: F/Sgt J. JONES, RAF 523583 (Uninjured)
Rear Gunner: F/Sgt MAXWELL DUNBAR, RAAF 424162 (Killed)

Photos

Avro Lancaster ME717 of No. 630 Squadron, RAF, after crashing on CorsicaAvro Lancaster ME717 of No. 630 Squadron, RAF, after crashing on Corsica

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] 1952, Dunbar, Maxwell 424162 - RAAF casualty file, A705, 166/10/224.

Record updated on 20 March 2018.


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