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Beaune, Raymond Gerard (Flying Officer)

Prisoner of War 1944-October-06

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

7 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Per Diem Per Noctem By day and by night
RAF Oakington
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
Service Numbers
PoW: 8225

Lancaster Mk.I/III PB241

Bombing Scholven Germany 1944-October-06 to 1944-October-06

(B) Sqn (RAF) Oakington

Missing on daylight operation to Synthetic Oil Plants at Scholven-Buer 6 Oct 1944

Took off from Oakington at 15:02 in Lancaster Mk III (Sqn code: MG-X Bomber Command) on an operation to Scholven-Buer.

Shot down and crashed at Wissel, 3 miles from Emmerich, 25 miles from Arnhem. Participant in the "Death March January 1945.Camp overrun by Russians. Escaped with help from American troops January 1945

Killed: Flight Sergeant Archibald Cattanach Davidson RAAF KIA Reichswald Forest War Cemetery grave 18. D. 7. Pilot Officer Walter Alexander MacWilliam RCAF J/92159 KIA Reichswald Forest War Cemetery grave 18. D. 8.

POWs includes Beaune: Sergeant Joseph Gordon Forster RAF POW camp not listed. Flight Sergeant William Henry Sweet RAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia. Flight Sergeant Frederick Gordon Etheridge RCAF POW camp not listed. Flight Sergeant Kenneth Ivy Roy Milligan RCAF POW camp not listed.

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Lancaster PB241

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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Lancaster Mk.I/III PB241

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Delivered to No. 7 Sqn (MG-X) Jul 1944. Missing on daylight operation to Scholven-Buer 6 Oct 1944. 159 operational hours.

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