Bob Baxter's Bomber Command

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A Lancaster Loss Record

W4234 ............57Sqdn ......................DX-P ............................Op: Munich .................................Lost 21-22/12/42 Lancaster BI by AVRO (Chadderton)

From an original order for 450 Manchesters from AVRO Chadderton, this aircraft is one of 207 that were delivered as Lancaster I between July and November 1942, and fitted with Merlin 20 engines

Pilot ........P/O .....BOWLES .....................Ronald Alfred ........................110640 .....................................V

..................Buried in Geraardsbergen (Grammont) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Grave 10

Engr ........Sgt.......STUBBS .....................Cecil Ray ..................................21315 ............................RAAF V

..................Buried in Geraardsbergen (Grammont) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Coll Grave 6 - 9

Nav ...........F/O......MULHOLLAND ........Alexander Eric ........................119205..................................... V

..................Buried in Geraardsbergen (Grammont) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Coll Grave 6 - 9

B/Aim .....Sgt....... PEARMAN................. Maurice Charles.................... 1067033.................................. V

..................Buried in Geraardsbergen (Grammont) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Coll Grave 6 - 9

W/Ag ......Sgt....... ABRAHAM .................Arthur Leslie......................... 1177690.................................. V

..................Buried in Geraardsbergen (Grammont) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Grave 5

AG........... Sgt........ PICKFORD................ P B .................................................................................RNZAF POW

..................POW records not yet traced.

AG........... Sgt........ DRAIN........................ John Arthur............................ 1394720.................................. V

................./Buried in Geraardsbergen (Grammont) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Coll Grave 6 – 9

.Took off from Scampton at 17:37. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed at St Martens-Lierde

Another database I am compiling contains details of the squadron codes allocated to Lancasters and replacement aircraft that also bore the same code.

Example of 101Sqdn verified with thanks to Steve Clements

101 SR-A W4275 W4919 DV231 EE137 JA926 LL758 LL829 LM417 LM457 PD396

101 SR-A2 NX609

101 SR-A_ ED987

101 SR-B W4309 ED370 ED443 LM368 ME616 ND983 NG128 RF261 NF982

101 SR-C W4275 W4833 ED327 JA715 LM367 LM479 ME590 ME857 NF924 NG402

101 SR-D W4726 DV288 ED321 ED327 ED370 LL773 ME592 ME847 NF983 PB456

101 SR-D2 RE138

Another of my databases contains a 'potted' history of every Lancaster ever built although some entries are subject to further investigation

Example:-

Ser.No........Mk ........Maker .................History ......................................................................End Date

L7527 ........B1 ........Avro-Man............ AAEE.Oct/41-Avro Apr42-1654cu-15SQ-Mar44.... Lost 27/04/44

L7528 ........B1 ........Avro Man............. TFU Hurn 11Nov41.Woodford24Dec41,AFEE,........SOC ??/07/44

L7529........ B1........ Avro Man............. AAEE 15Nov41,Mod by AvroMar42. ......................... Cr 01/05/42

L7530 ........B1 ........Avro Man............. 44Sq 28DEC41,207Con Flt 25Feb42....................... SOC 12/02/43

L7531 ........B1........ Avro Man............. 44Sq 6/Jan42............................................................Cr t/o 23/04/42

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