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Lancaster ED887

Aircraft Model:Avro Lancaster Mk. III
Manufacturer:A.V. Roe (Manchester)
Identities:ED887
Units:No. 617 Squadron, RAF

Timeline

17 May 1943Aircraft was shot down by flak while clearing the Dutch coast, crashing off Castricum aan Zee.
Pilot: S/Ldr HENRY MELVIN YOUNG, RAFVR 72478 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt DAVID TAYLOR HORSFALL, RAF 568924 (Killed)
Crew: F/Sgt CHARLES WALPOLE ROBERTS, RAFVR 1269945 (Killed)
Crew: F/O VINCENT SANFORD MacCAUSLAND, RCAF J/15309 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt LAWRENCE WILLIAM NICHOLS, RAFVR 1377941 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt GORDON ARTHUR YEO, RAFVR 1317656 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt WILFRED IBBOTSON, RAFVR 655431 (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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