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Cannon, Ernest Albert (Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1943-09-04

Age: 20

Harry Richard & Jennie Cannon

Home: Toronto, Ontario (parents)

106 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Pro Libertate (For freedom)
RAF Syerson
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Air Gunner
Service Numbers

Took off from Syerston at 19:30 in Lancaster Mk I (Sqn code ZN- Bomber Co0mmand) on an operation to Berlin Germany.

Hit by flak and crashed into a thickly wooded area between Burgdorf 20 km ENE of Hannover and the town of Uetze Germany.

Killed includes Cannon: WO2 Kenneth Douglas Wellwood RCAF R/122275 KIA Hanover War Cemetery grave 3. F. 13. Sgt Kenneth Ernest Bright RAF KIA Hanover War Cemetery Coll. grave 3. F. 8-10. Sgt Andrew Steel Carscadden RAF KIA Hanover War Cemetery grave 3. F. 12. Sgt Harry Fisher RAF KIA Hanover War Cemetery Coll. grave 3. F. 8-10. F/O Leslie Walter Roper RAF KIA Hanover War Cemetery Coll. grave 3. F. 8-10. Sgt Ronald Clifford Woolnough RAF KIA Hanover War Cemetery grave 3. F. 14.

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Crew on Lancaster Mk.I/III ED385

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
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The Avro Lancaster is a British Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the same wartime era.

The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". Originally developed as an evolution of the Manchester (which had proved troublesome in service and was retired in 1942), the Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins and in one version, Bristol Hercules engines. It first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it was the main aircraft for the night-time bombing campaigns that followed. As increasing numbers of the type were produced, it became the principal heavy bomber used by the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing the Halifax and Stirling. Wikipedia

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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I/III ED385

Delivered to No. 57 Sqn Dec 1942, then to No. 20 MU, then No. 106 Sqn Aug 1943. Missing on operation to Berlin 3/4 Sep 1943. 99 flying hours.

106 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Pro Libertate

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