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Sherman, Murray (W.O.II Air Gunner)

Killed in Action 1944-June-22

Birth Date: unkown date (age )

Son of David and Edna Sherman, of Toronto, Ontario.

Home: Toronto, Ontario

207 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Semper Paratus (Always prepared)
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
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
207 Squadron (Semper Paratus) RAF Spilsby. Lancaster I aircraft ME 827 EM-I was lost during night operations against the synthetic oil plants at Wesseling, Germany. Homeward-bound, engaged by Flak of the 1-4/gemischte Flak-Abteilung 295 (and possibly a Bf 110 G-4 in the hands of Hauptmann Breves of Stab IV/NJG 1). The Lancaster crashed at Moerstraatsebaan, Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

WO2 M Sherman (RCAF), F/O PW Ball (RAFVR), F/L FW Gallagher DSO (RAFVR), Sgt RW LIoyd (RAFVR), P/O MB Millward (RAFVR), FS RP Scott (RAFVR) and Sgt K Waddington (RAFVR) were killed

WO2 Sherman was engaged on his 56th trip and had survived four separate crash landings previously as he was returning to England from operations

There were three 207 Sqn Lancaster aircraft lost on this same operation. Please see Somers, BA for ME 683 EM-W and Boyce, CD for LM 578 EM-L

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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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CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (234), RCAF 6 Group (5), RCAF 400 Squadron (7), Canadian Aircraft Losses (1732)
last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I ME827

EMRAF RoundelI

Delivered to No. 207 Sqn 29 May 1944. Missing on operation to Wesseling 21/22 Jun 1944. 43 operational hours.

207 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Semper Paratus

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