Courboin Crash Site

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Title

Courboin Crash Site

Description

Six photographs and a related description of the crash of Lancaster JB134.
The description covers the following six copies of photographs.
Photo 1 is a villager inside the crater. On the reverse 'Film 19'.
Photo 2 is the scene around the crater the morning after the crash on 4th May 1944. On the reverse is 'Film 19'.
Photo 3 is the village of Courboin with the church and graveyard behind. The crash site is in the valley beyond the trees in the middle distance. On the reverse 'Film 21'.
Photo 4 is a copy of the seven airmen who lost their lives. Their names are annotated underneath. At the side the airmen have signed their names.
Photo 5 is the grave on the day of the funeral.
Photo 6 is a colour postcard, as in photo 3.

Date

1944-05-04

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

Five b/w and one colour photograph, one handwritten sheet.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Contributor

Identifier

PMarsdenJ15040001, PMarsdenJ15040002, PMarsdenJ15040003, PMarsdenJ15040004, PMarsdenJ15040005, PMarsdenJ15040006, PMarsdenJ15040007, PMarsdenJ15040008, PMarsdenJ15040009

Transcription

[underlined] Copies of photos from Brian Atkinson [/underlined]
No. 11, Film 19.
Scene around the crater the morning after; 4th May 44
No 36, Film 19.
Inside the crater. This is a copy of [underlined] photocopy, [/underlined] hence its poor quality. Only piece of evidence to JB135 [sic] is the tail wheel, just visible/discernible.
No. 6. Film 21.
Courboin Church. Graveyard and behind the church. Crash site in valley beyond trees in middle distance.
Copied from a postcard.
[page break]
[black and white photograph of crash site]
[page break]
[circled 36]
Film 19
[page break]
[black and white photograph of villagers at crash site]
[page break]
[circled 11]
Film 19
[page break]
[black and white aerial photograph of church in the village of Courboin]
[page break]
[circled 6]
Film 21
[page break]
[black and white photograph of seven airmen in uniform]
AC SHENTON (NAV) F. JOY (REAR TURRET) J. BENGSTON (AIR BOMBER)
J.H. MALTBY (MID UPPER) D. WADSWORTH (PILOT) H.A. BRADY (W/OP) J.R. BURGESS (FLT ENG)
[set of seven signatures]
[page break]
19
[black and white photograph of grave covered in flowers on day of funeral]
Grave on the day of the Funeral
[coloured aerial photograph of the church in the village of Courboin]
The village of Courboin. Graveyard is to right of Church spire – behind the tree. JB134 fell beyond the line of trees in the valley

Collection

Citation

“Courboin Crash Site,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 14, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28024.

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