Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Another lost Lancaster...

Here is an interesting article concerning a lost Lancaster, and the identification of its crew. Below, a couple of photos taken by Joseph.
Here is what he said:

"Carentan, where the Lancaster crash remains are reported to have been found, is a little to the SE of Sainte-Mère-Église. The Pointe du Hoc is located between the two American Landing Beaches ('Omaha' and 'Juno')." 
Thank you Joseph!



The first photograph shows the 'classic' view of the Pointe du Hoc looking out to sea. The second photograph is one he took looking out from the 'blockhaus', one of the targets for this Lancaster crew's last mission. 



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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

CWGC citations

Below are the Commonwealth War Graves Commission citations for the crew of this Lancaster. At the time of this posting they are all commemorated on the Runneymede Memorial.

1. Wing Commander Edward James Carter, D.F.C.

Name: CARTER, EDWARD JAMES
Rank: Wing Commander
Service No: 70770
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 97 Sqdn.
Awards: D F C
Panel Reference: Panel 200.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
(Next of kin details not listed)
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2. Squadron Leader Martin Bryan-Smith, DFC and Bar, M.i.D.

Name: BRYAN-SMITH, MARTIN
Rank: Squadron Leader
Service No: 77103
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 97 Sqdn.
Awards: D F C and Bar, Mentioned in Despatches
Panel Reference: Panel 200.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Frank Hinton Bryan-Smith and Ellen Gertrude Bryan-Smith; husband of Anne Bryan Smith, of Wolverley, Worcestershire.
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3. Pilot Officer Guy Ernest Dunning, D.F.M.

Name: DUNNING, GUY ERNEST
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service No: 174043
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 97 Sqdn.
Awards: D F M
Panel Reference:Panel 211.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Guy Ernest and Susan Dunning; husband of Lillias Mary Dunning, of Camberley, Surrey.
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4. Pilot Officer Frank Raymond Watson, D.F.M.

Name: WATSON, FRANK RAYMOND
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service No: 177547
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 97 Sqdn.
Awards: D F M
Panel Reference: Panel 213.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
(Next of kin details not listed)
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5. Flying Officer Henry William Edward Jeffery, D.F.M.

Name: JEFFERY, HENRY WILLIAM EDWARD
Rank: Flying Officer
Service No: 159898
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 97 Sqdn.
Awards: D F M
Panel Reference: Panel 207.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Henry Edward and Madeline Letitia Jeffery, of Southall, Middlesex.
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6. Flight Lieutenant Albert Chambers, D.F.C. and Bar

Name: CHAMBERS, ALBERT
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Service No: 113350
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 97 Sqdn.
Awards: D F C and Bar
Panel Reference: Panel 201.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Albert and Mary Chambers; husband of Vera Chambers, of Chaddesden, Derbyshire.
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7. Flight Lieutenant Ronald John Conley, D.F.C.

Name: CONLEY, RONALD JOHN
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Service No: 425606
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Awards: D F C
Panel Reference: Panel 256.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of David Edward William and Elizabeth Ann Conley, of Annerley, Queensland, Australia.
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8. Flight Lieutenant Herbert William Rieger

Name: RIEGER, HERBERT WILLIAM
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Service No: J/12737
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force, 97 Sqdn.
Panel Reference: Panel 244.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Herbert and Jessie Mary Rieger.
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The motto of 97 Squadron was:

"Achieve your aim".

These 8 airmen gave their lives in doing just this.

R.I.P.
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Click of the following link to read view the RAF website page about the history of 97 Squadron:
97 Squadron, Royal Air Force
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