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Chalmers, Frederick Lorne (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-February-20

Birth Date: 1919-February-17 (age 21)

Harris S. Chalmers & Loretta Canning Chalmers.

Home: Bathurst, New Brunswick

15 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Aim Sure
RAF Mildenhall
Flying Officer
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
Bomb Aimer
Service Numbers

Took off from Mildenhall at 00:06 in Lancaster Mk I (Sqn code LS-K Bomber Command) on an operation to Leipzig Germany.

Home-bound, the aircraft was damaged by a night fighter and crashed near Göritzberg, Bürgel, Thüringen Germany.

Killed: P/O Charles Selwyn Benson RNZAF KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 8. C. 22. F/O Frederick Lorne Chalmers RCAF J/23463 KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 8. C. 25. F/O John Fenley RAF KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 8. C. 27. P/O Max James Hurley RAAF KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 8. C. 23. Sgt Hubert Frank Moroni RAF KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 8. C. 26. F/Sgt Gordon McMaster RAAF KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 8. C. 28. F/Sgt Alan Mackintosh Woodford RAAF KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 8. C. 24.

POWs: Sgt David Frier Frame RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Flying Officer Frederick Lorne Chalmers was exhumed and reburied.

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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