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Tinker, Edmund Thomas (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-04-21

Birth Date: 1915-01-08 (age 29)

Son of Arthur Leopold and Elizabeth Daisy Tinker, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; husband of Ruth Elizabeth Tinker, of Toronto.

Husband of Ruth Elizabeth Tinker, of Toronto.

Home: Toronto, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
619 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Ad Altiora (To higher things)
Rank
Flying Officer
Marshal
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
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Navigator
Service Numbers
J/23964
619 Squadron. Lancaster aircraft W 4127 was shot down at Poix-de-la-Somme during a night operation against La Chappell, France. Sgts J. Atkinson, J.W. Randall, R. Thompson, P/O P.H. French, and F/O J.S. Thomson (RNZAF) were also killed. One Canadian, Sgt Hortie, was either an Evader or was taken Prisoner of War. Addendum: Atkinson, Randall, Thompson, and French were RAF and Sgt. Hortie (RAF) was an Evader.

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

Target
Google Map La Chapelle
Burial
Google Map Churchyard, France
Row B Coll grave 29-30

Crew on Lancaster Mk.I W4127

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 W4127

PGRAF RoundelD

Originally with No. 97 Sqn Conversion Flight, then to No. 1660 Conversion Unit, then to No. 619 Sqn (PG-D). Missing on operation to La Chapelle, 20/21 April 1944.


619 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Ad Altiora

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