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Christianson, Chris Zane Robert (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1943-October-09

Birth Date: 1922 (age 21)

Charles James Christianson & Ruth Christianson

Veronica Christianson, of Liverpool.

Home: Duchess, Alberta

7 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Per Diem Per Noctem (By day and by night)
RAF Oakington
Flight Sergeant
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 Oakington at 22:59 in Lancaster Mk III (Sqn code MG-V Bomber Command) on an operation to Hannover Germany.

Shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Norg - Westervelde, Drenthe, Holland.

Killed: F/O Sydney George Burnham-Richards RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 123. F/Sgt Chris Zane Robert Christianson RCAF R/159411 KIA Norg General Cemetery Plot 6 South. Row 2. Grave 3. Sgt Frederick Reginald Brine RAF KIA Norg General Cemetery Holland Plot 6 South. Row 2. Grave 4. Sgt Eric Alfred Brinton RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 143. F/O Bruce Edwin Cornwall MacPherson RAF KIA Norg General Cemetery Plot 6 South. Row 2. Grave 1. Sgt Maxwell George Smallridge RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 165. Sgt Thomas Roy Spencer RAF KIA Norg General Cemetery Plot 6 South. Row 2. Grave 2.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

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Row 2 Grave 3 Plot 6 South

Crew on Lancaster Mk.III JB181

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.III JB181

7 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Per Diem Per Noctem

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