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Baines, Lloyd Wallace Edward (Flying Officer)

Prisoner of War 1945-February-08

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

467 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
RAF Waddington
Flying 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
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Lancaster Mk.I NG455

Bombing Ladbergen Germany 1945-February-08 to 1945-February-08

467 (B) Sqn (RAAF) RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, England
467 Australia Squadron. Lancaster NG455 was involved in a bombing raid against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen, Germany. While homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by a German fighter. Casualties included W/C J.K. Douglas (RAAF), and P/O's J.B. Nanscawen (RAAF) and H.M.S. Stuart (RAAF). Prisoners of War were Flying Officer L.W.E. Baines (RCAF) and Flt. Sgt. B.O. Bean (RAAF). Flying Officer J.A. Strickland (RAAF) evaded capture.

Took off from Waddington at 21:02 in Lancaster Mk I (Sqn code PO-H Bomber Command) to bomb the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen Germany.

Home-bound shot down by a night fighter and crashed in the Horstmar area Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany.

Killed: W/C John Keith Douglas DFC AFC RAAF KIA Reichswald Forest War Cemetery grave 24. E. 9. Pilot Officer John Barrie Nanscawen RAAF KIA Reichswald Forest War Cemetery grave 24. E. 8. Pilot Officer Henry Montgomery Stanbrook Stuart RAAF KIA Reichswald Forest War Cemetery grave 24. E. 7.

POWs includes Baines: Flight Sergeant Boyd Owen Bean RAAF POW camp not listed.

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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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