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Lancaster ED865

Aircraft Model:Avro Lancaster Mk. III
Manufacturer:A.V. Roe (Manchester)
Identities:ED865
Units:No. 617 Squadron, RAF

Timeline

17 May 1943Aircraft was shot down by flak, crashing near the Gilze Rijen Airfield, Holland, while en route to the Sorpe Dam.
Pilot: P/O LEWIS JOHNSTONE BURPEE, RCAF J/17115 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt GUY PEGLER, RAF 573474 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt THOMAS JAYE, RAFVR 1299446 (Killed)
Crew: F/Sgt JAMES LAMB ARTHUR, RCAF R/119416 (Killed)
Crew: P/O LEONARD GEORGE WELLER, RAFVR 142507 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt WILLIAM CHARLES ARTHUR LONG, RAFVR 1600540 (Killed)
Crew: WO2 JOSEPH GORDON BRADY, RCAF R/93554 (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 21 April 2018.


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