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Aspinall, James Stanley Arthur (Warrant Officer 1st Class)

Prisoner of War 1944-05-23

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Age:

Home: Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
83 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Strike To Defend
Base
RAF Coningsby
Rank
Warrant Officer 1st Class
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
Wireless Operator
Service Numbers
R/90453
53418

Took off from Coningsby at 22:44 in Lancaster Mk III (Sqn code: OL-H Bomber Command) on an operation to Drenthe Holland.

Shot down (means not found) and crashed near Nieuw Dordrecht, Gelderland Holland.

Killed: F/Sgt Ernest Arthur Davies RAF KIA Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery Plot 9. Row B. Grave 26. F/Sgt Stanley John Hall RAF KIA Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery Plot 9. Row B. Grave 28. F/Sgt John Anthony Jones RAF KIA Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery Plot 9. Row B. Grave 27.

POWs: includes Aspinal F/Sgt Donald Ernest Cope RCAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia. P/O Kenneth Albert Lane RAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia. F/Sgt Richard Francis Raymond RAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia.

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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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.III ND963


83 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Strike To Defend

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