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Lancaster LM338

Aircraft Model:Avro Lancaster Mk. III
Units:No. 467 Squadron, RAAF


8 July 1944Aircraft crashed at Courgent, 12 km SSW from Mantes-la-Jolie, while engaged on a mission to attack a flying-bomb storage site at St-Leu-d'Esserent.
Pilot: F/O PHILIP WYATT RYAN, RAAF 418012 (Killed)
Flight Engineer: Sgt GEORGE ARTHUR HAYS, RAFVR 1591247 (Killed)
Navigator: W/O CLIFFORD CECIL JONES, RAAF 415032 (Killed)
Bomb Aimer: F/Sgt VERNE EDWARD COCKROFT, RAAF 425605 (Killed)
Wireless Operator: F/Sgt LEONARD HAIG PORRITT, RAAF 419481 (Killed)
Mid-Upper Gunner: F/Sgt WILLIAM DELDON DOUGLAS KILLWORTH, RAAF 408443 (Killed)
Rear Gunner: F/Sgt JAMES PAT STEFFAN, RAAF 429643 (Killed)


Group portrait of the crew of Lancaster LM338Wreckage from Lancaster LM338 wedged in a treeDebris from Lancaster LM338 scattered on the ground


Chorley, W.R. 2008 Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War - Volume 5: 1944. Hersham: Midland Publishing.

Record updated on 9 April 2018.


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