Notes on aircraft

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Title

Notes on aircraft

Description

Brief notes on history of 35 aircraft (Manchester, Lancaster and Lincoln) including those lost, crashed (one that at Bardney), or scrapped. Includes prototype Lincoln as well as Lancaster aircraft sent to Canada, India and for Tiger Force.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Format

Three page typewritten document

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Identifier

MClydeSmithD39856-160919-02

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

2/8/42 Manchester L7431
First saw service with 25 OTU – then to 1654(H)CU.
Relegated to Instructional Airframe category and allotted M serial 3772M

3/8/42 Manchester L7416
Crashed 30/8/42

4/8/42 Lancaster 5893
In service with 97 Sqn 7/42
Then to 1654(H)CU and lost on a diversanary [sic] raid (still with 1654(H)CU) 14/9/42

11/8/42 Manchester 5784
Full serial R5784
First in service with 9 Sqn – then to 50 Sqn
Became Instructional Airframe 3984M

A photograph of this aircraft appears in Bruce Robertson’s book ‘LANCASTER’

15/8/42 Lancaster W4122
9 Sqn – 1661 CU – 5 LFS
Scapped [sic] 11/46

16/8/42 Lancaster W4133
Survived until 7/8/43 when it crashed at Bardney

29/9/42 Lancaster R5916
Coded WS R
Crashed and burned out 7/11/42

13/10/42 Lancaster W4157
Coded WS V
Lost on operations 17/1/43
Completed 30 operational missions

22/3/43 Lancaster ED681 (This serial was not issued and probably your log should have read ED861)
To 57 Sqn
Lost 13/7/43

17/5/43 Lancaster DS659
To 115 Sqn
Lost 27/8/43

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18/5/43 Lancaster ED989
To 57 Sqn
Lost 18/8/43

19/5/43 Lancaster LM322
To 57 Sqn
Crashed at Scampton 3/8/43

31/5/43 Lancaster W5008
To 57 Sqn
Lost 28/8/43

23/7/43 Lancaster JA914
To 57 Sqn
Lost 4/9/43

2/9/43 Lancaster JB178
To 49 Sqn
Lost 19/7/44

13/9/43 Lancaster DS777
To 115 Sqn
Lost 22/1/44

23/9/43 Lancaster DV297
To 61 Sqn
Lost 27/11/43

3/10/43 Lancaster JB373
To 57 Sqn
Lost 17/12/43

3/11/43 Lancaster JB565
To 57 Sqn
Lost 25/2/44

2/12/43 Lancaster LL740
To 463 Sqn
Lost 25/2/44

4/12/43 Lancaster JB710
To 630 Sqn
Lost 20/2/44

2/1/44 Lancaster ND405
To 57 Sqn – 166 Sqn
Scapped [sic] 9/47

3/3/44 Lancaster ND656
To 460 Sqn - 103 Sqn – 1666 CU
Crashed 25/3/45

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25/3/44 Lancaster ME698
To 460 Sqn – 103 Sqn
Scrapped 1947

27/3/44 Lancaster ND792
To 49 Sqn – 619 Sqn
Crashed 4/2/45

1/4/44 Lancaster KB701
To 419 Sqn
Crashed 17/5/44

8/4/44 Lancaster LL905
To 576 Sqn
Lost 29/7/44

6/5/44 Lancaster KB721
To 419 Sqn
Returned to Canada 6/45
Became A 448

14/5/44 Lancaster JA904
This aircraft is believed to have been ferried to India

23/7/44 Lincoln PW925
Prototype

18/8/44 Lancaster W4963
To Middle East for trials
Scrapped 11/46

24/2/45 Lancaster 592/G
Full serial PB592/G
Trials with 22000lb bomb

2/7/45 Lancaster 801
Full serial NN801
Prototype Mk.7

5/7/45 Lancaster 541
Full serial HK541
Saddle Tank trials (for Tiger Force possibly)

Collection

Citation

“Notes on aircraft,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8368.

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