RAF Type C1 roundel

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DK135

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Leeming, UK, coded 'ZL*B'.  Failed to return from attack on Wuppertal on 24/25 June 1943.  Crashed in the area of the Rozenburg polder, 16 kilometres west-south-west of Rotterdam.  5 crew were killed and 2 POW.

DK139

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*P'.  Named "Pampas", because pilot was originally from Buenos Aires.  Failed to return from attack on Mulheim on 22/23 June 1943.  Came down near Rheinhausen, on the west bank of the Rhine, 4 kilometres south-west of Duisburg.  All 7 crew, including pilot P/O G.A. Cadmus, were killed.

DK140

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*Z'.

DK141

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*C'.  Failed to return from attack on Mulheim on 22/23 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  Came down at Kaathoven (Noord Brabant), near Berlicum, Holland at 02:20 local time.  6 crew were killed and one POW.

DK142

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*C'.  Failed to return from attack on Aachen on 13/14 July 1943.  Came down near Dreumel in Holland, on land belonging to Mr Oostveen, on Marsdijk road at Bunnik, province Utrecht at 01:23 local time.  Six crew were POWs, one evaded capture.

DK143

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*W'.

DK144

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*U'.  Dispatched for attack on Gelsenkirchen, took off at 23:45 local on 25 June 1943.  Swung and crashed on takeoff, due to lack of brake pressure.  The crew were not injured.

DK146

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*Q', named "Qu'Appelle".

DK180

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*R'.  Failed to return from attack on Gelsenkirchen on 25/26 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter. 1 crew member was killed and 6 POW.

DK181

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*Z' from 30 April 1943.  Spent lengthy time in repairs after arriving at Squadron.  Dispatched for attack on Leipzig 3/4 December 1943, returning early after starboard inner engine failed and would not feather.  Shortly before reaching the UK coast the port outer engine failed.  All crew but pilot bailed out near Woodbridge, Suffolk, pilot then crash landed in a field near Woodbridge airport.  Only one crew member injured.  Had only 51:40 logged time when written off.

DK182

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Delivered new to No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF on 6 May 1943, coded 'ZL*E'.  Crashed at 21:15 local time near Newton Kyme, near York, after returning early from attack on Kassel on 22 October 1943.  All 7 crew were killed.  Had 148:35 logged time when struck off.

DK183

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*S'.  Failed to return from attack on Bochum on 12/13 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  Crashed in the sea off Texel.  3 crew were POWs and 4 were killed.  Sgt. J. Imms died in captivity within hours of being captured.

DK184

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*G'.  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 23/24 August 1943.  6 crew were killed and 1 POW.

DK185

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 431 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'SE*S'.  With No. 1664 Heavy Conversion Unit when it crashed on 31 January 1944, near Ilkley, Yorkshire.

DK186

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "ZL*L".  First named "London's Revenge".  Some time after May 1943 name "Lana Turner" was added.  Completed at least 20 missions.

DK190

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*F'.  Failed to return from attack on Gelsenkirchen on 25/26 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter. Came down at 01:13 local time near Gorssel, on the east bank of the Ijssel, in Holland.  All 7 crew were killed.

DK191

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*K'.  Failed to return from attack on Mulheim on 22/23 June 1943.  Came down at 01:30 local time at Wichmond, 7 kilometres south-south-east of Zutphen, Holland.  All 7 crew were killed.

DK196

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*Z'.  Turned back from attack on Munich, crash landed near les Vertus, France night of 6/7 September 1943.  Engine problems.  6 POWs and 1 killed.

DK225

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*J'.  Failed to return from attack on Mulheim on 22/23 June 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  Came down at West Mijzen, Holland.  ^ crew killed, one PoW.

DK226

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*Y'.  Named "Yehudi".

DK227

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*V'.  Took part in attack of the experimental rocket site at Peenemunde August 17/18, 1943.  Slightly damaged in port rudder, wing and tire in 4 attacks by a Bf109.  Crew claimed the night fighter as shot down.

DK228

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*D'.  Failed to return from attack on Aachen on 13/14 July 1943, shot down by Hptm Wilhelm Herget of 1./NJG4, near Mesnil-St-Blaise, Belgium.  All 7 crew were killed.

DK229

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*W'.  ailed to return from attack on Gelsenkirchen on 9/10 July 1943, crashed near Cologne after suffering two engine failures and possibly being damaged by flak.  5 crew were POWs, 1 evaded, and 1 killed.

DK230

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*V'.  Failed to return from attack of the experimental rocket site at Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943.  All 7 crew were killed.

DK233

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*X'.  While returning from attack on Berlin 31 August / 1 September 1943, hit by flak and set on fire.  The fire spread to the wing, entered the fuselage which caused the aircraft to explode. The wreckage came down near Oberhaching.  3 crew were killed and 4 were POW.

DK234

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*Z'.  Failed to return from attack on Kassel on 22/23 October 1943.  Came down near Dusseldorf.  All 7 crew were killed.

DK235

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Bombed Hannover on 22 September 1943.

DK237

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*L'.  Failed to return from attack on Magdeburg on 21/22 January 1944, shot down by a night fighter. 1 killed & 6 POW.

DK238

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*I'.  Failed to return from attack of the experimental rocket site at Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943.  Crashed near Barth-Velgast.  2 crew were killed and 5 POW.

DK239

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*Q'.  Failed to return from attack on Hamburg on 29/30 July 1943, shot down by a night fighter. Exploded in flight near Luneburg.  7 crew were killed and one POW.

DK243

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*F'.  Failed to return from attack of the experimental rocket site at Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  Came down at Wusterhusen, 3 kilometres south of Lubmin.  5 crew were killed and 2 POW.

DK248

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 434 Squadron, RCAF, coded '*K'.

DK249

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*K'.  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 31 August / 1 September 1943. Crashed near Holzdorf.   All were killed.

DK250

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 434 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'WL*W'.  Failed to return from attack on Frankfurt on 4/5 October 1943.  All 7 crew (3 RCAF and 4 RAF) were killed.

DK251

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 434 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'WL*F'.  Failed to return from attack on Munich on 6/7 September 1943.  All 7 crew (6 RCAF and 1 RAF) were killed.

DK252

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*O'.  Bombed Hannover on 22 September 1943.  During attack on Hannover on 27 / 28 September 1943, returned to base due to icing and the port inner being u/s. After crossing the coast the starboard inner also failed.  The crew bailed out safely and then P/O Kogan crash landed, wheels up at Ludford Magna.  No injuries reported.

DK253

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*M'.  Crashed at Moore Lane, Hammondsworth, Middlesex on return from raid on Dunlop Rubber Factory at Montlucan on 15/16 September 1943.  All 7 crew killed.

DK255

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*B'.  Failed to return from attack on Munich on 6/7 September 1943.  All 7 crew were killed.

DK257

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*K'.  Failed to return from attack on Aachen on 13/14 July 1943, shot down by a night fighter, crashed near Tilburg, Holland.  2 crew were killed, 1 evaded, and 4 POW.

DK258

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 434 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'WL*X'.  Failed to return from attack on Nurnberg on 27/28 August 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  2 crew were killed and 6 POW.  Sgt. H. Mallory of Woodstock, NB would be killed in PoW camp on 30 April 1944, when he was struck by a low flying Ju 88.

DK259

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 434 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'WL*L'.  Failed to return from attack on Hannover/Bochum on 27/28 September 1943, shot down by Hptm E. Prinz zur Lippe-Weissenfeld from III/NJG 1.  Came down at 21:44 local time near Enschalde.  2 crew killed, 4 PoW.  The pilot, 2nd Lt. J. Clary, USAAF evaded.

DK260

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 434 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'WL*M'.  Failed to return from attack of the experimental rocket site at Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  Crashed near Wolgast.  4 crew were killed and 3 POW.  First combat loss for this squadron.

DK261

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 434 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'WL*V'.  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 23/24 August 1943, shot down by a night fighter.  3 crew killed, 3 PoW, pilot S/L R. McLernon evaded.

DK262

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 434 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'WL*R'.  Failed to return from attack on Munich on 6/7 September 1943.  All 7 crew were killed.

DK264

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 431 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'SE*V'.

DK265

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 431 Squadron, RCAF, coded 'SE*C'.  Failed to return from attack on Hannover on 8/9 October 1943. Lost without a trace, including all 7 crew.

DK267

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*M', based at Middleton-St.-George.  Was coded "NA*H" when lost, based on e-mail from pilot's daughter, L. Read.  "Crashed at Annelov, Sweden after being set on fire by a night-fighter on a raid to Berlin on 24 August 1943."  4 crew PoW, one killed, and 2 interned in Sweden, including pilot F/Sgt. H. Read.

DK270

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*U'. After attack on Hannover on 27/28 September 1943, overshot the landing at Framlingham, engine failed during go-around, and crashed.  4 crew members were killed.

DK271

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Fairey Aviation

Halifax

B. Mk. V

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*Q'.  Bombed Hannover on 22 September 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Mannheim on 23/24 September 1943, shot down by flak and a night fighter, crashed near Geinsheim.  4 crew were killed and 3 POW.

DK287

de Havilland

 

Mosquito

MK. IV

To Canada by ship 11 September 1941 as pattern for DHC production.  Crashed in Ohio while being flown by USAAF crew on 14 September 1943.  Never on RCAF books

DL767

Miles

Phillip & Powis, South Marston

Master

III

With No. 430 Squadron, RCAF when it forced landed 1 1/2 miles south-west of North Cornelly, Glamorganshire on 11 April 1943.

DN619

Hawker

Gloster Aircraft Co.

Typhoon

Mk. IB

Served with No. 438 Squadron, RCAF, coded "G".

DP178

Short

Shorts, Windermere

Sunderland

Mk. III

Used by No. 422 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 21 December 1942, coded "2*L".  Left this unit by June 1944

DP181

Short

Shorts, Windermere

Sunderland

Mk. III

Served with No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, from 10 May 1943 coded "D".  Exchanged fire with an Fw 200 on 14 September 1943, no damage reported.  Crashed at Castle Archdale on 11 November 1943, while attempting to land.  4 fatalities, plus several injuries.  Wreckage raised on 22 November.

DP191

Short

Shorts, Windermere

Sunderland

Mk. III / V

With No. 423 (GR) Squadron, RCAF from 24 October 1943, coded "3*L".  Left this unit by July 1944.  Later Converted to Mk. V.  To RNZAF in 1953, their s/n NZ4109, sold for scrap 1965.

DP193

Short

Shorts, Windermere

Sunderland

Mk. III

Served with No. 423 (GP) Squadron, RCAF, from 1 December 1943..  Sited large oil slick while on patrol on 26 June 1944, no further sightings.  Left this unit by September 1944.  Survived the war, scrapped in 1947.

DP198

Short

Shorts, Windermere

Sunderland

Mk. III / V

Served with No. 423 (GP) Squadron, RCAF from 3 September 1944, coded "J".  Left this unit by May 1945.  Served in post war RAF, struck off in 1959.

DS601

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  No record of operational use.

DS605

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 415 Squadron, RCAF.  Later to various Conversion units, scrapped in March 1945.

DS612

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*L".  No record of operational use by this Squadron.

DS614

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*U".  No record of operational use by this Squadron.

DS615

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 1679 Heavy Conversion Unit, 6 Group, when it crashed on 21 December 1943.

DS621

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*N", when it bombed Berlin on 29/30 December 1943.  Later used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*O".  With this Squadron when it crashed on a training flight on 2 July 1944.  Practicing three engine go-arounds, two further engines failed, came down 1600 feet west of Pilmoor Junction.  No injuries.  Had 411:00 logged time when written off.

DS624

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*U".  No record of operational use by this Squadron.

DS626

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Later with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*U".  No record of operational use by this Squadron.

DS629

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 115 Squadron, RAF.  Reported with No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, not confirmed.

DS631

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*I".  Failed to return from raid on Berlin, 24 November 1943.

DS632

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Reported with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*I", also reported as "EQ*O".  Failed to return from mission over Berlin on 24 November 1943.  NOTE: this is not confirmed by other records, may be a typo, aircraft also reported lost on 20 February 1944, also reported with Torpedo Development Unit for most of its career.  Aircraft lost by 408 Squadron on this date may have been LL632, "EQ*G".

DS633

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 424 and 432 (B) Squadrons, RCAF.  No record of operations.

DS633

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 424 (B) Squadron, RCAF.

DS634

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 115 Squadron, RAF.  Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*A".  Bombed Kiel on 23/24 July 1944.  Lost on raid on Hamburg on 28/29 July 1944.  Crashed at 01:30 west of Spieka, Germany.  2 crew killed, 6 PoW.  Had 424 hours airframe time when lost.

DS639

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Reported with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*A", but this serial was not assigned.  Probably a typo for DS634 (which see).

DS647

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*R".  This is not confirmed, aircraft was with 115 Squadron RAF when lost on 11/12 June 1943.

DS649

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*R"".  No record of operations.  Also used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*E".

DS650

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  No record of operations.

DS651

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*A", flew 3 operations with this unit.  Later used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, from April 1944, first coded "EQ*Q".  Later coded "EQ*I" and "EQ*U".  Flew 18 operations with No. 408 Sdn.  Bombed Caen at dusk on 7 July 1944, as "EQ*I".  Bombed Kiel on 23/24 July 1944.  Wrecked on 16 August 1944.

DS656

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 115 Squadron, RAF and then No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF from spring 1943, named "My Hope is Constant in Thee".  Coded "OW*X", flew 4 operations with No. 410 (B) Squadron, including this Squadron's first Lancaster operation: the raid on Peenemunde on 17/18 May 1943.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, flew 19 operations with this squadron.  With this unit when it crashed on takeoff for a training mission at 22:30 from Linton-on-Ouse, on 10 June 1944.  Burst tire caused undercarriage to collapse.

DS657

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Flew 6 operations with them: Hannover 18/19 October 1943, Berlin 15/16 February 1944, Leipzig 19/20 February 1944, Schweinfurt 24/25 February 1944, Berlin again on 23/24 March 1944, and Nuremberg on 30/31 March 1944.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF from March 1944, coded "EQ*L".  Flew 34 operations with this unit, including bombing Caen at dusk on 7 July 1944, Kiel on 23/24 July 1944, and Stuttgart on 24/25 July 1944.

DS674

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF from January 1943, coded "OW*M" when lost.  Failed to return from operation to Peenemunde on 18 August 1943, no survivors.  This raid was 410 (B) Squadron's first Lancaster operation.

DS675

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Reported with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*K".  Not confirmed, also reported lost  in September 1942 with 115 Squadron, RAF.

DS676

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*O".  Bombed Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943, this Squadron's first Lancaster operation.  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 23/24 August 1943.  Shot down by night fighter, came down at Gusen, 13 kilometres west-south-west of Genthin, Germany.  All 8 crew killed.

DS677

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF from June 1943, coded "OW*W" when lost.  Bombed Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943, this Squadron's first Lancaster operation.  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 31 August / 1 September 1943.  All 7 crew killed.

DS679

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*R".  Bombed Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943, this Squadron's first Lancaster operation.  Bombed Berlin 3/4 September 1943; Hannover on 18/19 October 1943; then Berlin again on 18/19 November 1943, 22/23 November 1943 and 23/24 November 1943.  Lost without a trace on mission to Berlin on 26/27 November 1943.  All 7 crew killed.

DS681

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*V".    Failed to return from operation to Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943.  This raid was 410 (B) Squadron's first Lancaster operation.  May have crashed at 00:50 local near Greifswald, Germany.  One crew PoW, other 6 killed, including the Squadron commander W/C L. Crooks, DSO, DFC, RAF.

DS684

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Q".  Flew 3 missions.  Lost on 23 June 1944.  BUT also reported with 115 Squadron, RAF, lost on 16/17 August 1943.

DS686

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Linton-on-Ouse, first coded "OW*F".  Bombed Mannheim on 23/24 September 1943; and Hannover on 18/19 October 1943.  Received severe damage during raid on Leipzig, 20/21 October 1943, but completed mission.  Coded "OW*D" on this date.  Pilot F/S F.J. Stuart, RAF received CGM for this mission.  Attacked Brunswick 14/15 January 1944.  Crew claimed a single engine fighter shot down on this mission.  Failed to return from operations over Berlin on 27/28 January 1944, one of 4 squadron losses on this mission.  6 crew killed, 1 POW.

DS687

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Reported with No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*L", but not confirmed.

DS688

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*C", flew 8 operations, including Peenemunde on 17/18 august 1943 and Mannheim on 23/24 September 1943.  Then used at No. 1679 Conversion unit, before being passed to No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*R".  Flew 23 missions with this unit; including Nuremburg on 30/31 March 1944.  Failed to return from operation over Cambrai on 12/13 June 1944.  Shot down by night fighter, near Tilloy-les-Cambrai (Nord), 3 kilometres north-north-west of Cambri.  All 8 crew killed.

DS689

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*S".  Also with No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*S" by 30 September 1943.  With this unit when lost, failed to return from operation over Stuttgart.  Crashed at Rachecourt-sur-Blaise (Haute-Marne), 42 kilometres north-north-west of Chaumont, France.  6 crew killed, 2 evaded.

DS692

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Briefly with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no record of operations.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*S".  Flew 49 operations.  Bombed Berlin on 10 separate occasions, from 18/19 November 1943 to 24/25 March 1944.  Claimed an ME 110 shot down over Berlin on 27/28 January 1944.  Crashed while attempting to land at Marston Moor following wing leading edge failure shortly after takeoff for raid on Kiel, from Linton-on-Ouse, on 23 July 1944.  Undercarriage collapsed, aircraft skidded off runway and caught fire.  No serious injuries.

DS704

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*W".  Flew 8 operations, including three missions to Berlin.  Failed to return from operation over Frankfurt on 20/21 December 1943.  Crew bailed out near Limburg, 2 killed, 4 evaded, 1 POW.  Crashed near Mechelen, Holland, other sources report it crashing in Belgium.  May have been shot down by rear turret of another Lancaster.

DS705

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*K".  Flew 32 operations, including 8 to Berlin.  Had 316 hours airframe time when crashed while overshooting runway at Dalton on 23 July 1944 at end of training flight.  Only 2 injured, aircraft destroyed by post crash fire.

DS707

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*E", named 'Our Mary II'.  Completed 21 operations with No. 410 (B) Squadron, including 6 missions to Berlin; a raid on Frankfurt on 18/19 March 1944, when it was attacked by a Ju 88; and a raid on St. Ghislain on 1/2 May 1944 (this Squadron's Last Lancaster operation).  Used later by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*C", "EQ*M", and "EQ*D", retained name "Our Mary".  Flew 25 operations with No. 408 Squadron, including raid on rail yards at Villeneuve St. George on 4/5 July 1944 as "EQ*D".  To No. 1668 Conversion Unit in August 1944.

DS708

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

First served with No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*Q", named "Queen of Spades". Completed 20 operations, including the Squadron's first Lancaster operation against Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943; 5 raids on Berlin; and  a raid on St. Ghislain on 1/2 May 1944 (this Squadron's Last Lancaster operation).  Later used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*A", and "EQ*Q", completed 15 missions.  To Short Brother, Rochester in February 1945, later used at Royal Aeronautical Establishment for tests, including servo spring tab development for the Brabazon project.  Reported derelict at Foulness Island post war.

DS709

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Briefly with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no major operations.  Later used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*K" and "EQ*P".  Flew 14 operations, including Hanover on 18/19 October 1943, and two raids on Berlin in November 1943 (as "EQ*K"); then three more raids on Berlin as "EQ*P".  Lost on last raid on Berlin on 27/28 January 1944.  7 crew killed and one PoW.

DS710

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Briefly with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no major operations.  Later used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF,  coded "EQ*H" and then "EQ*A".  Launched for 11 operations; including 5 to Berlin.  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 27/28 January 1944.  No survivors in the crew of 8, who were on their 20th mission.

DS711

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*B".  Key raids included Mannheim on 23/24 September 1943; 5 raids over Berlin; and Stuttgart on 15/16 March 1944.  Transferred out of this unit in December 1944.  Survived the war, sold as scrap in 1947.

DS712

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*G".  Completed 7 operations.  During attack on Berlin starboard outer engine went u/s en route to target, struck by flak over target, and attacked and damaged by Ju 88 during return.  Starboard inner engine failed over the UK, resulting in gear up landing near a sewage disposal plant 2 miles south-east of Lincoln.  2 crew injured.

DS713

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*J" or possibly "OW*G".  Failed to return from operation over Dusseldorf on 3/4 November 1943, no survivors.  Came down in Munchen-Gladbach.

DS714

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*L".  During attack on Mannheim on 23/24 September 1943 attacked twice by Ju 88s, 2 gunners injured, and severe damage to port rudder, turrets, hydraulics, port wing and fuel tanks, and port elevator.  Cockpit damage as well.  No injuries during crash landing at Thorney Island in UK.  Survived the war, sold as scrap in 1946.

DS716

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*U".  Several raids, including 7 on Berlin.  To No. 514 Squadron, RAF, lost with this unit on 20/21 March 1944.

DS717

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*T".  Ditched 3 miles east of Aldeburgh, Suffolk after running low on fuel returning from raid on Hanover on 18/19 October 1943, crew all saved and back on shore within 2 hours.  Being flown by No. 408 (B) Squadron crew when it ditched.

DS718

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Briefly with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no major operations.  Later used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*R".  Flew 10 operations, including 6 to Berlin.  Failed to return from operation to Berlin on 29/30 December 1943.  Shot down by night fighter on return, came down at Wietmarschen, 15 kilometres west of Lingen, near the Dutch border.  All 7 crew killed.

DS719

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Briefly with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no major operations.  Later used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*U".  Flew 10 operations.  Failed to return from operation over Essen on 26/27 April 1944.  No survivors in the 7 man crew, including Lt. F.S. Shove, USAAF.  .  Came down in the Oosterschelde, near Wissenkirke, Holland.

DS722

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Briefly with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no major operations.  With No. 115 Squadron, RAF when lost over Berlin on 23/24 August 1943.

DS723

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*B".  Flew 7 operations.  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 26/27 November 1943.  Lost without a trace, 8 crew still missing, including W/C Alexander Campbell Mair, DFC, the Squadron navigation leader F/O R.E. North, DFC, and squadron signals leader F/L A.H. Glasspool.

DS724

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*C" and "EQ*X".  Completed 1 operation.   As "EQ*X", took off on 7 October 1943 for mission to Stuttgart.  Controls jammed shortly after takeoff, crew bailed out at 21:08 UK time over Hutton-le-Hole, Yorkshire without serious injury.  1 person on ground killed when aircraft crashed and bombs exploded at Manor Farm, Spaunton, north of Thirsk, Yorkshire.  Control problems believed to be result of airframe icing.

DS725

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*B".  Had left this Squadron when lost on 20/21 October 1943.

DS726

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no record of significant operations.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*E", "EQ*T", and "EQ*Y".  Flew 34 operations.  Bombed Hannover on 19 October 1943, as "EQ*T".  Attacked Berlin on 20/21 January and 27/28 January 1944, as "EQ*Y".  On second mission, attacked by Me 110, port outer engine rendered u/s.  Landed at base on 3 engines.  Failed to return from operation over Cambrai on 12/13 June 1944.  Shot down by night fighter, 6 killed, 1 POW, 1 evaded.  Crashed at Seranvillers-Forenville, south-south-east of Cambrai.

DS727

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no record of significant operations.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*A", "EQ*X", and "EQ*O".  Flew 53 operations from October 1943, including at least 9 over Berlin.  Attacked rail yards at Haine St. Pierre 8/9 May 1944 as "EQ*O", hit by flak, minor damage.  Left this Squadron by December 1944.

DS729

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no record of significant operations.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*D" and "EQ*H".  Flew 41 operations, including at least 11 over Berlin.  While coded "EQ*D", attacked Berlin on 2/3 January 1944.  Severely damaged by Ju 88, but returned to base.  Back in the air 14/15 January 1944 as "EQ*H", for attack on Brunswick.  Last recorded operation with this Squadron raid on Berlin on 24/25 March 1944.  Damaged in a ground loop on 7 June 1944, struck off in March 1945.

DS730

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*E", "EQ*K", and "EQ*V".  Flew 38 operations with this unit.  Also with No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, flew 2 missions.  Later became Instructional Airframe.

DS731

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*G".  Later used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*O" and "EQ*U".  Flew a total of 20 missions, including at least 11 to Berlin.  "EQ*O" when lost.  Failed to return from operation over Schweinfurt on 24/25 February 1944.  Shot down by night fighter, 1 killed and 6 POW.

DS732

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*F".  No record of use on key raids.  Crashed following engine failure during a fighter affiliation exercise on 7 September 1943.  Came down near Newton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire.  Rear gunner Sgt. R.W. Ogston was thrown from his turret and sustained fatal injuries, no other injuries.

DS733

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*L".  Operations included raids on Berlin on 18/19 November 1943, 22/23 November 1943 and 26/27 November 1943.  Failed to return from raid on Leipzig on 3/4 December 1943.  Crashed at Espel, 11 kilometres east of Lingen.  4 crew killed, 3 PoW.

DS737

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*C".  Named "Countess".  Completed 10 missions, including 5 to Berlin in November 1943.  Crashed at 23:30 local time, into high ground on Murton Common in bad weather, 2 miles south-west of Hawnby, Yorkshire after raid on Berlin on 16/17 December 1943.  2 survivors, 5 crew killed or died later due to injuries.  Was diverting to more northern base due to poor weather, had been airborne over 7 hours at time of crash and was letting down through overcast.

DS739

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Briefly with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no record of key operations.  Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*Y".  Failed to return from operation to Berlin on 2/3 January 1944.  Lost without a trace, no survivors.  6 crew buried in Berlin, one in France.

DS740

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Briefly with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no record of key operations.  Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*Z".  Failed to return from operation over Brunswick on 14/15 January 1944, no survivors.

DS741

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*T".  Completed at least 8 missions, including 7 to Berlin.  Failed to return from operation over Frankfurt on 22/23 March 1944, no survivors.  Had 181 hours airframe time when lost.

DS757

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*D", no record of key operations.  Also with No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Coded "QO*D" when it bombed Berlin on 2/3 December 1943.  Coded "QO*L" for 3 more raids to Berlin.  Lost during an air test and sea search on 5 March 1944.  Port engine failed while low flying over water, aircraft stalled in attempting to climb away.  Came down 2 miles of Bridlington.  One crew killed, 2 injured, 3 survived without injury.

DS758

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*H".  Named "Countess", completed 8 missions, including 2 to Berlin.  Lost on mission to Frankfurt on 20/21 December 1943.  7 fatalities, including USAAF observer Lt. N. Stiller.

DS759

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Also with No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*K", flew 17 missions September 1943 to February 1944.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*A" and "EQ*H".  Coded "EQ*A" when lost during raid on Dortmund on 22/23 May 1944.  Shot down by night fighter, crashed at Hartefeld, 3 kilometres west of Sevelen.  All 7 crew killed.

DS760

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*M" from November 1943.  Failed to return from its 9th operation over Berlin on 2/3 January 1944, 6 crew killed and 2 POW.

DS761

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*J", "EQ*S", and "EQ*V".  Flew 15 operations with this unit.  Attacked Berlin on 20/21 January 1944 as "EQ*V", when it was attacked by an Fw190.  Reported lost raid on Frankfurt on 22/23 March 1944, but also reported as surviving the war, scrapped in November 1946.

DS762

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*V".  Bombed Berlin on 18/19 November 1943.  Dispatched to Berlin on 16/17 December 1943.  Abandoned over Sweden after sustaining battle damage on approach to Berlin .  Had been attacked by night fighter, and was low on fuel.  All crew survived and were interned.

DS763

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*O", flew 35 missions, including 7 to Berlin.  Attacked Brunswick on 14/15 January 1943, attacked by Me210 over target, no damage.  Later with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*E", from July 1944, named "Old Faithful".  Transferred to No. 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit, August 1944.  Struck off in October 1944, with 551 flying hours.  Also reported as lost over Frankfurt on 20/21 December 1943 (by Wilson)?

DS767

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*P", dates not known.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Q".  Flew a total of 11 operations, including 5 to Berlin.  Failed to return from operation over Brunswick on 14/15 January 1944 , no survivors.

DS768

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*J".  Flew 33 operations from October 1943, including 9 to Berlin.  Crashed landed and ran off end of runway at Honeybourne at 01:56 on 31 March 1944, after raid on Nuremburg.  All crew OK, aircraft written off.

DS769

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*J".  Flew 2 operations.  With No. 115 Squadron, RAF when lost on 18/19 October 1943.

DS770

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*F", no record of key operations.  Also with No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*P" from October 1943.  Coded "OW*J" when lost on raid on Berlin on 2/3 December 1943.  All 7 crew killed.

DS771

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no record of key operations.  Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*P".  Failed to return from operation over Stuttgart on 15/16 March 1944, no survivors.  Had 114 hours airframe time when lost.

DS772

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no details.  Also with No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, flew 11 missions in October 1943 to March 1944, including 9 to Berlin. Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*T", flew 20 missions.  Failed to return from operation over Cambra on 12/13 June 1944 while with 408 Squadron.  Shot down by night fighter, crashed at Avesnes-les-Aubert (Nord), 11 kilometres East-North-East of Cambra.  All 7 crew killed, including Squadron signals leader and two Belgians

DS774

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*F" from September 1943, flew 4 missions.  Failed to return from operation over Dusseldorf on 3/4 November 1943. Crashed into sea off Holland, probably shot down by night fighter.  3 crew washed ashore dead in dinghy near Rockanje on 12 November 1943, other 4 crew never found.

DS775

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no key raids.  Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, from September 1943, reported coded "OW*A" and "OW*G".  Was coded "OW*W" when lost.  Failed to return from its fifth operation over Berlin on 27/28 January 1944.  Shot down by night fighter, 5 killed and 2 POW.

DS776

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, no key raids.  Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*W".  Reported by Wilson as coded "OW*A" when lost.  Completed at least 8 missions, including 7 to Berlin.  Failed to return from operation over Leipzig on 19/20 February 1944, no survivors.  Came down near Valkenswaard, Holland.

DS778

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

with No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, flew 6 missions.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*U", completed 1 operation.  With No. 408 Sdn when it failed to return from operation over Kassel on 22/23 October 1943, came down at 21:30 local time at Lavelsloh, 15 kilometres north-north-east of Lubbecke.  All 7 crew killed.

DS779

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*Q".  Reported by Wilson as coded "OW*C" when lost.  Crashed in bad weather near Hunsingore, Yorkshire, UK while returning from raid on Berlin on 2/3 December 1943.  2 survivors.

DS788

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Was with No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*E".  Took part in this Squadron's first Lancaster operation on 18/19 November 1943, a sea search.  Made second raid on Berlin on 2/3 January 1944.  Attacked by FW 200 en route to target, damaged, returned safely to Colby Grange.  Back on operations by 30 January 1943.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*C" from February 1944.  Failed to return from operation over Leipzig on 19/20 February 1944.  Shot down by night fighter, 5 killed, 1 evaded and 1 POW.

DS789

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*V".  Flew at least 6 missions with this Squadron, including 5 to Berlin.  Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*A" from early 1944.  Failed to return from operation over Essen on 26/27 March 1944.  Blew up after being hit by flak, debris scattered over large area of Bottrop.  All 7 crew killed.

DS790

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*B", from November 1943.  Flew 10 operations, including 4 to Berlin.  Failed to return from operation over Magdeburg on 21/22 January 1944.  Shot down by night fighter, 5 killed and 3 POW.

DS791

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF from November 1943, coded "EQ*F".  Flew 19 operations, including 10 to Berlin.  Failed to return from operation over Augsburg on 25/26 February 1944, 6 killed and 1 POW.

DS792

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*U" and "QO*Y".  On 2/3 January 1944, while coded "QO*U", attacked by Me 110 during attack on Berlin (at least the 5th raid on Berlin for this aircraft).  Badly damaged, but returned to Woodbridge.  Pilot P/O J. McIntosh received a DFC for bringing the aircraft back to base.  Aircraft was repaired, sent to storage, and scrapped in 1947.

DS794

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF,  from November 1943 coded "QO*W".  Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, from February 1944, coded "OW*W".  Lost on first major mission with this Squadron.  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 15/16 February 1944.  All 7 crew killed.  Wreckage located in Holland, September 1960.

DS797

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Coded "EQ*H" for 2 raids to Berlin in December 1943 and January 1944.  Coded "EQ*M" from late January 1944.  Flew 13 operations in total.  Lost on operation to Frankfurt on 22/23 March 1944.  Came down in Gruneburg Parken in Frankfurt.  All 8 crew killed.

DS829

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*A" and "QO*L".  At least 6 missions with this Squadron, including 5 to Berlin.  Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, from February 1944, coded "OW*J", and "OW*U" when lost.  Failed to return from operation over Stuttgart on15/16 March 1944.  Abandoned over Europe after all 4 engines failed.  All 7 crew POW, Sgt. W.F Nicholls was promoted to F/O in captivity, died of tuberculosis in captivity, January 1945.

DS830

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF from late 1943, coded "QO*S", named "Bobby Boy".  Flew 12 operations with this Squadron, including at least 5 to Berlin.  With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF from February 1944, coded "OW*R" and "OW*S", flew 16 operations.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF from July 1944, coded "EQ*H" and "EQ*W". Flew 31 operations with this unit, including attack on Villeneuve St. George on 4/5 July 1944.  To No. 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit in March 1945.

DS831

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*N".  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 16/17 December 1943.  Shot down by night fighter, came down in Friesland, Holland.  6 crew killed and 2 POW.

DS832

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*K".  Crashed near Castleford, Yorkshire, after returning from its 3rd raid on Berlin on 17 December 1943.  Crew bailed out due to low fuel and bad weather, all survived.  Crash site also reported as near Thornaby and the Danby Beacon (by Wilson).

DS834

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Reported with No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*O", but not confirmed by RAF records.  With No. 115 Squadron, RAF when lost over Berlin on 29/30 December 1943.

DS837

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*Q" when lost.  Crashed near Yearsley, Yorkshire due to bad weather, on 16 December 1943, returning from a raid on Berlin.  This was first operation by this aircraft with this Squadron.  6 crew killed, rear gunner injured.

DS838

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF from January 1944, coded "OW*J", flew 20 operations including 5 to Berlin.  Bombed St. Ghislan on 1/2 May 1944, this Squadron's last Lancaster mission.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF by July 1944, coded "EQ*A" and "EQ*I", flew 30 operations with this unit.  Bombed German troops near Caen on 7/8 August 1944, while coded "EQ*A".  Transferred to No. 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit, serving there when it bogged down in soft ground on landing on 26 February 1945.  Not repaired.

DS839

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used briefly by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF.

DS840

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF from December 1943, coded "OW*C" and "OW*D".  Failed to return from operation over Nuremburg on 30/31 March 1944, shot down by night fighter near the target, came down at Ermreuth, near Gräfenberg.  No survivors.

DS841

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF from January 1944, coded "OW*Q", flew 21 operations, including 5 to Berlin.  Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Q" and "EQ*X", flew 25 operations with this unit.  Attacked by Bf 109 while attacking tactical targets near Caen at dusk on 7 July 1944, no damage.  Transferred to No. 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit, October 1944.

DS843

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*O".  Attacked Berlin 5 times between 26 November 1943 and 3 January 1944.  Failed to return from operation over Magdeburg on 21/22 January 1944.  Shot down by night fighter, 4 killed and 3 POW.

DS844

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used briefly by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF from November 1943 to January 1944, coded "QO*H", flew 3 operations.  With No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF from February 1944, coded "EQ*X", flew 3 operations with this unit.  Lost while with this unit.  Failed to return from operation over Schweinfurt on 24/25 February 1945, no survivors.  Reported to have come down in the Rhine River, 12 miles south of target.

DS845

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*T" and "EQ*V".  Flew 19 operations with this unit, including 12 to Berlin.  Failed to return from operation over Augsburg on 25/26 February 1944, following multiple engine failures while waiting to turn in on the target.  Bombs were jettisoned and aircraft headed west.  All bailed out south-west of Abbeville, France, 6 POW and 2 evaded.

DS846

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF briefly.  Used by No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*X".  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 16/17 December 1943.  This was this aircraft's 6th mission to Berlin since mid November 1943.  Shot down by night fighter, came down at Hoya, Germany, 14 kilometres south-south-west of Verden, south of Bremen.  6 killed, one POW.

DS847

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Crashed near Ingham, Lincolnshire on 16 November 1943, while on a training mission.  Aircrew bailed out after engine fire.  3 crew killed.

DS848

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

First served with No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF in the fall of 1943, coded "QO*R", flew 11 operations.  Then to No. 410 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*M", by February 1944.  Flew 18 operations including 5 to Berlin.  Finally with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*D" and "EQ*X", flew 6 operations with this unit in mid 1944.  Attacked Hamburg on 28/29 July 1944, as "EQ*D", attacked twice by Ju 88s, returned to base with damage to starboard inner engine, flaps and fuel tanks.  Reported lost while with this Squadron in February 1944, but this appears to be in error.  Crashed in March 1945 while with No. 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit.

DS849

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*X", flew 2 operations with this unit.  Failed to return from operation over Berlin on 27/28 January 1944.  Shot down by night fighter, no survivors.

DS850

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*M".  Completed 3 missions to Berlin in December 1943 and January 1944.  Reported missing during attack on Brunswick January 14/15 1944 after being hit by incendiaries over the target.   2 crew killed & 6 POW.

DS851

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

Used by No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*D".  First operation with this Squadron was a sea search on 18/19 November 1943.  During attack on Berlin 2/3 December 1943 was attacked by an enemy aircraft. The hydraulic system was damaged. On landing they overshot and crashed into a field severely damaging the Lancaster, crew ok.

DS852

Avro

Armstrong Whitworth

Lancaster

B.Mk. II

With No. 432 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QO*C" by December 1943.  Then to  No. 426 Squadron, RCAF, coded "OW*P".  Failed to return from operation over Nuremburg on 30/31 March 1944.  Shot down by night fighter well north of planned track, crashed near Brotterode, Germany.  3 crew killed, 5 POW.  One of the POW crew died in captivity of illness on 3 March 1945.  Had 114 hours airframe time when lost.  Based at Linton on Ouse for this mission.  Had 114:00 logged time when struck off.  This was one of the last Lancaster II losses for No. 426 Squadron.

DT476

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Reported with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*U", not confirmed.  Also with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*B", when it bombed Lorient on 29/30 January 1943  This may be a typo, as this serial was assigned to an Airspeed Oxford, then cancelled before being built.

DT487

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF when shot down on 2/3 September 1942, came down near Lesve, Belgium.  No survivors.

DT500

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF.

DT507

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*M".  Slightly damaged by Me 110 during attack on Stuttgart, 11/12 March 1943, holes in port wing and aileron.

DT548

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*M".  Returned early from raid to Hamburg on 3/4 March 1943 with one engine u/s.  Attacked by unidentified aircraft before safely landing at base on 3 engines.

DT560

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*W".  Slight damage to tail and bomb doors when attacked by fighter during attack on Stuttgart, 11/12 March 1943.

DT573

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "H"  when it forced landed on Bergerie Farm, Beaulieu, UK after engine failure on 21 December 1943.  Repaired and flown out.

DT576

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*U", based at Dishforth.  Crashed on 29 November 1942, just east of Melmerby, Yorkshire shortly after taking off from Topcliffe at 10:05 local time.  Was ferrying second crew to detachment at Beaulieu, all 15 on board killed.

DT615

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*P".  Bombed Hamburg on 3/4 February 1943, attacked by Me 110, no damage reported.  During mining operation to the Frisian Islands on 27/28 February 1943 received severe flak damage, ditched in the North Sea.  All of the crew were rescued 22 hours later by the Royal Navy.

DT616

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*K".  Mining operation to the Frisian Islands 9/10 January 1943, exchanged gun fire with 2 flak ships.  Dispatched to Lorient on 15/16 January 1943, returned early after engine failure.  Bombed Lorient on 7/8 February 1943 attacked by Fw 190, no damage.  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Bochum on 12 / 13 June 1943.  Shot down at 02:20 local time by Bf110 G9+AR of 7/NJG1, flown by Oblt. W. Rapp.  All 7 crew were POW.

DT617

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Coded "VR*C" on 3/4 March 1943, when it received slight damage from a night fighter during raid on Hamburg.  Coded "VR*G" on 11/12 March 1943 when it attacked Stuttgart, and when lost.  Failed to return from attack on Essen on 3/4 April 1943.  All 7 crew were killed.

DT619

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*Q".  Crash landing at Coltishall on 28 February 1943 after being hit by enemy aircraft and by flak during mining operation to the Frisian Islands. 2 killed.  Navigator Sgt. A. Mellin took over flight engineer's duties after engineer was killed over target, despite his own injuries, and received a DFM.

DT623

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*S".  Belly landed at Middleton-St. George at 00:09 local time on return from attack on the dock area of Lorient January 29/30, 1943.  No injuries.

DT624

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF when it crashed at Harepath, UK after engine failure on 15 December 1942.  7 killed.

DT629

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Coded "VR*B" on 21/22 January 1943, when it returned early from mining operation to Frisian Islands with radio, Gee and front turret u/s.  Coded "VR*V" when it returned to Frisian Islands on 18/19 February 1943, received damage from an Me 110 which it claimed as damaged.  Bombed Stuttgart on 14/15 April 1943, attacked twice by night fighters without damage.

DT630

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*T".  Failed to return from attack at Hamburg on 3/4 February 1943.  4 crew killed and 3 POWs after being shot down by a night fighter.

DT633

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Was coded "O" when it crashed and burned at Stubb Woods, Beaulieu on 21 February 1943.  7 crew killed.

DT634

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*E".  Failed to return from operation to Berlin on 27/28 March 1943, hit by flak outbound and attacked by a night fighter on return.  I crew killed, 6 PoW.

DT639

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*B".  Mining operation to Frisian Islands on 9/10 January 1943, diverted to Croft on return.  Failed to return from mining operation to the Frisian Islands on 18/19 February 1943, lost without a trace, no survivors.

DT641

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*R".  Lost over North Sea on 1/2 March 1943 during raid on Berlin, no survivors.  Possibly short down by night fighter from IV./NJG1.

DT646

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*C".  Failed to return from attack at Essen on 5/6 March 1943.  Hit by flak over target, shot down by a night fighter during return trip.  May have come down at 21:37 local time near Elst, Holland, between Arnhem and Nijmegen.  5 crew were POWs, one evaded, and one was killed.

DT669

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*L".  Bombed docks at St. Nazaire on 28 February / 1 March 1943.  Bombed Hamburg on 3/4 March 1943.  Severely damaged by Me 110 attack during raid on Essen on 3/4 April 1943, landed safely at Coltishall.  Claimed one Ju 88 and one Me 110 shot down on this mission.

DT670

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

Reported with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, during raid on Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  This may be a typo, as this serial number was never allocated.

DT672

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*D".  Raid on Duisberg on 8 / 9 April 1943, attacked by Ju 88 but no damage reported.  Raid on Frankfurt 10 / 11 April 1943, attacked by an Me 110, no damage reported.  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Bochum on 13 / 14 May 1943.  Came down near Monchengladbach.  All 7 crew were killed.

DT673

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*G" or possibly "EQ*A".  Damaged beyond repair during gear up landing 3/4 April 1943, returning from raid on Essen.  No injuries.

DT674

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*A".  Mining operation to Frisian Islands on 21/22 January 1943, minor flak damage to wings.  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Essen,  27/28 May 1943.  Was  attacked by a night fighter, crashed near the target.  5 crew were POWs and 2 killed.

DT675

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*O".  Heavily damaged by flak during mission to Cologne on 26/27 February 1943.  Pilot S/L E. Gilmore received DFC, navigator Sgt. W.T.M. Smith received DFM for efforts required to return to UK on three engines.

DT676

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*B".  Attacked Lorient on 29/30 January 1943.  Combat with Ju 88 during this mission, no damage and no claim filed.

DT677

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B. Mk. II

With No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.

DT678

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*C".  Crash landed at Ossington on return from raid on Lorient at 23:30 local time on 23 January 1943, after both starboard engines had failed.  No injuries.

DT679

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Q".  Bombed Wilhelmshaven on 19/20 February 1943, attacked by Bf 109, no damage.  Failed to return from attack on Berlin 29/30 March 1943.  Came down near Stapelmoor in East Freisland, near Leer.  All 7 crew, including one American, were killed.

DT680

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Leeming, coded "EQ*D".  Failed to return from attack at Hamburg on 3/4 February 1943. Pilot F/L W.A. Black KIA after staying at controls while crew bailed out, rest of crew PoW.

DT682

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*F".  Returned to base early during mission to attack Lorient 14/15 January 1943, due to the rear turret being u/s.  Crash landed after engine failure on transit flight from Syerston back to base on 2 February 1943, after an engine fire.  Came down south of Long Dinnington, Nottinghamshire.  All 7 crew injured.  Aircraft struck off on 20 February 1943.

DT689

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*N".  Bombed Stuttgart on 11/12 March 1943.  Claimed an Me 210 shot down during this mission.  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Bombed Bochum on 12/13 June 1943, when it was coded "VR*X".  Had three combats with night fighters on return trip, claimed a Ju 88 destroyed at 02:52, just off the Dutch coast.

DT695

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*P".  Bombed St. Nazaire docks, date unknown.

DT699

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*G".  Failed to return from mining operation to La Rochelle and Brest night of 6/7 April 1943.  Last radio transmission received at 23:23 UK time.  Came down in ocean off La Rochelle.  All crew were killed.  This was the last crew lost by this Squadron before it transferred to No. 8 Group for pathfinder duties.

DT704

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*H".  Failed to return from attack on Kiel on 4/5 April 1943.  Crashed near Kiel after dropping its bombs.  All were killed.

DT723

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*F".  Failed to return from attack on Essen on 3/4 April 1943.  Damaged by flak after bombing target.  Attacked by a night fighter over Holland on return.  One engine lost, entered an uncontrollable spiral.  Crew baled out.  F/S W.S. Beaty drowned on landing, remaining 7 landed on Tiengemeten Island or mainland near Oud-Beijerland, taken PoW.  F/S K.O. Perry died in captivity on 23 August 1943.

DT731

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*M".  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 20/21 January 1943, shot down by a night fighter. All 7 crew POW, including one USAAF.

DT745

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*V".  Crashed at 23:50 local time near Châlons-sur-Marne, after being attacked at 15,000 feet by night fighter during attack on Stuttgart on 11/12 March 1943.  2 crew evaded, 6 PoW.  One evader, Sgt. P. Dmytruk, joined the French resistance and was killed in combat on 9 December 1943.  This was the first loss from 405 (B) Squadron after it returned to bombing from Coastal Command.

DT749

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*O".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Hamburg on 27 / 28 July 1943, shot down by a night fighter of 11/NJG3.  Crashed west of Neumunster.  5 crew were killed and 3 POW.

DT750

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*U".  Returning after attack at Cologne on 14/15 February 1943, port engines quit on approach to Leeming.  Pilot climbed slightly, 5 crew bailed out, 1 killed when chute failed to fully deploy.  Other 2 crew survived the crash, at 23:57 UK time, at Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire.

DT752

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*W".  Attacked Lorient, France on 16 / 17 February 1943.  Attacked by 5 Fw190s, claimed one damaged.  Failed to return from attack on Pilsen, on 16 / 17 April 1943, shot down by a night fighter. All 7 crew were killed.  Came down at 04:08 local time 3 kilometres south-east of Nassogne, Belgium.

DT765

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*Q" (or "EQ*O"?).  Attacked Cologne on 14/15 February 1943, flown by W/C W. Ferris.  Traded fire with a Ju 88, no claim made.  This may be a typo, this serial number never allocated.

DT769

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*J".  Attacked Cologne on 14/15 February 1943.  Attacked by 3 Ju 88s, claimed one destroyed.  Bombed St. Nazaire on 22/23 March 1943.  Attacked Pilsen on 16/17 April 1943, received slight flak damage.  Failed to return from attack on Aachen on 13 / 14 July 1943,  shot down by a night fighter.  Crashed at 01:40 local time at Fellenoord, 3 kilometres south of Drunen, Holland.  5 crew were killed and 2 POW.

DT772

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*E".  Bombed Bochum on 13/14 May 1943,and Wuppertal on 29/30 May 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Krefeld on 21/22 June 1943.  Came down at Zeist, near Utrecht, Holland.  All 7 crew were killed.

DT781

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*D".  Belly landed at Langar on return from attack at Stuttgart 11/12 March, 1943.  Attacked by ME 110, port inner and starboard outer engines u/s, no injuries to the crew.

DT790

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*S".  Damaged by fighter during mission to Nurnberg on 8/9 March 1943.  Jettisoned load, returned to base.  Crashed while attempting after raid on Essen on 12/13 March 1943.  Both port engines cut on final, aircraft yawed violently.  Crashed at 00:47 UK time near Leeming, no injuries.

DT794

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*V".  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Dortmund on 4 / 5 May 1943.  Crashed in middle of Dortmund.  All 7 crew were killed.

DT797

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 408 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "EQ*H".  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 1/2 March 1943,  shot down by a night fighter.  Crashed at 00:10 local time at Zuidloo, near Bathamn, Holland.  6 were killed and 1 POW.

DT798

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "VR*T".  Dispatched to Nurnberg on 8/9 March 1943, returned early after jettisoning load during second of two attacks by night fighters.  Bombed Essen on 12/13 March 1943.  Bombed Pilsen on 16 / 17 April 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Hamburg on 2 / 3 August 1943.  Crashed over Europe after encountering heavy icing and electrical storms.  4 crew were killed and 3 POW.  Also reported as lost 29/30 July 1943?

DT808

Handley Page

English Electric Co.

Halifax

B.Mk. II

Served with No. 405 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "LQ*V".  Failed to return from attack on Essen on 3 / 4 April 1943, shot down by a night fighter flown of I./NJG1.  Crashed near "Lijnbraak" farmhouse, Vierlingsbeek, the Netherlands.  5 crew were killed and 2 POW.


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