Avro Lancaster I ED366 AS-? airborne 17:55 on 22 Oct 1943 from Kirmington to bomb a target in Kassel.
Cause of loss not established. Crashed at Obermeiser, 12 km SE of Warburg.
Those killed are buried in the Hannover War Cemetery.
- Sgt K.Hurst 1078460 RAFVR (Pilot) prisoner of war Pesonal ID 1078460
- Sgt D.G.Rees 1653285 RAFVR (Flt Engr) killed Pesonal ID 1653285 HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Coll. grave 11. C. 8-12.
- Sgt J.Saffrey 1601078 RAFVR (Navigator) killed Pesonal ID 1601078 HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Coll. grave 11. C. 8-12.
- F/S R.H.Butler R/11601 RCAF (Bomb Aimer) killed Pesonal ID R/11601 HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Coll. grave 11. C. 8-12.
- Sgt W.G.Gamage 1393558 RAFVR (WOp AG) killed Pesonal ID 1393558 HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Coll. grave 11. C. 8-12.
- Sgt J.T.Costello R/155334 RCAF Mid Upper Gunner killed Pesonal ID R/155334 HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, 11. C. 7.
- Sgt M.Monaghan 542252 RAF (Rear AG) killed Pesonal ID 542252 HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Coll. grave 11. C. 8-12.
- Sgt K.Hurst was interned in Camp 4B, PoW No.261211. ED366 was one of two No.166 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See http://www.backtonormandy.org/advanced-search/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/lancaster/RAF50037.html
This aircraft was one of 620 Lancasters ordered from A.V.roe (Chadderton in 1941 and built from Nov 1942 to Jun 1943 as 129 Mk.Is and 491 Mk.IIIs, mixed up to ED782, and all as Mk.IIIs from ED783 onwards.
Mk.Is were initially fitted with Merlin 20 and Mk.IIIs with Merlin 28 engines. ED366 was a Mk.I and was delivered to No.100 Sqdn Dec 1942, transferred to No.460 Sqdn (no date) joined No.166 Sqdn ex-46MU 15 Oct 1943. ED366 undertook no Key Raids with either No.100 Sqdn or No.460 Sqdn.
With No.166 took part in the key raid against Hannover 18/19 Oct 1943. Chorley, W R. (1996).
RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Vol 4 – 1943. Midland Publishing. ISBN: 0904597903.
Requires of copyright: Reinhard Saalfeld.
See the German compete version of this story: Leseprobe Flugzeugabsturz 1943