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Rammage, Albert John (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-July-19

Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

Home: Toronto, Ontario

49 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Cave Canem Beware of the dog
Pilot 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
Air Gunner
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49 Squadron (Cave Canem). .Lancaster aircraft JB 473 lost during a night operation to Revigny, France. Sgt J.M. Wilson was also killed. Two Canadians, P/O Deacon and FS Harpell were either Evaders or were taken Prisoners of War, and three of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Addendum: . Lancaster aircraft .FB 473 (EA-W) was shot down near Aube, France during a raid on the railway junction at Rev igny, France. F/O. R.M. Deacon (RCAF) was taken Prisoner Of War. Sgt.s A.R. Harpell (RCAF), D. Wilson (RCAF), J.A. Diley (RAF), W. Fortune (RAF), and H. Sharp (RAF) were Evaders.

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Lancaster JB473

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 JB473

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Delivered to No. 49 Sqn (EA-Q) Oct 1943. Missing on operation to Revigny 18/19 July 1944. 473 Operational hours.

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