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Lancaster W4987

Aircraft Model:Avro Lancaster Mk. III
Manufacturer:Metropolitan-Vickers Limited
Identities:W4987
Units:No. 460 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

25 July 1943Aircraft was hit by flak, crashing near Cuxhaven, during an operation to Hamburg.
Pilot: F/Sgt AUBREY GEORGE ASHLEY, RAAF 413522 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt DENNIS WILLIAM METCALFE, RAFVR 1416068 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt JOHN MCFARLAND ACHESON, RAFVR 1065899 (Killed)
Crew: F/Sgt FREDERICK CECIL TAYLOR, RAAF 412860 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt JAMES VIVIAN JOYCE, RAFVR 1334423 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt ANTOINE JOSEPH ELPHEGE PERRON, RCAF R/86190 (Killed)
Crew: F/Sgt FRANCIS SMITH FORSYTH, RAAF 414293 (Killed)

References

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

Robertson, B. 1979 British Military Aircraft Serials, 1911-1979. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens Ltd.

Record updated on 30 April 2018.


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