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Bellisle, Albert Charles (Flight Sergeant)

Prisoner of War 1945-03-17

Male Head

Age:

Home: Toronto, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
103 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Noli Me Tangere (Touch me not)
Base
RAF Elsham Wolds
Rank
Flight Sergeant
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
Service Numbers
R/271059

Took off from Elsham Wolds at 17:15 in Lancaster Mk I (Sqn code: PM-S Bomber Command) on an operation to Nuremberg Germany.

Shot down (means not found) and crashed near the town of Laichingen where in the NW corner of the local Friedhof those killed were buried in a common grave.

Killed: F/Sgt George William Blackshaw RAF KIA Durnbach War Cemetery Collective grave 4. E. 12-15. F/Sgt Alan Davies RAF KIA Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 11. J. 17-20. F/Sgt William Henry Fetherston RCAF R/190659 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. E. 12-15. F/Sgt James Stanley Hickey RAF KIA Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. E. 12-15. Sgt James Frederick Jackson RAF KIA Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. E. 12-15. F/Lt Alastair Clarence Watt RCAF J/89387 pilot KIA Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. E. 12-15. P/O Albert Edward Wotherspoon RCAF J/95509 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. E. 12-15.

POWs: F/Sgt Albert Charles Bellisle RCAF R/271059 POW camp not listed.

Crew on Lancaster Mk.I NN758

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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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I NN758

With 103 Sqn. Damaged 20/21 Feb 1945. Missing from operation to Nuremburg 16/17 Mar 1945


103 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Noli Me Tangere

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