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Berry, Adam Barr (Flying Officer)

Prisoner of War 1944-06-22

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Home: Chalk River, Ontario

9 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Per Noctem Volamus (Through out the night we fly)
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

9 Squadron (Per Noctem Volamus). Lancaster aircraft ME704 missing during night operation against Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Outbound intercepted over Holland by a night-fighter at 20000 feet and shot down near Gelderland Holland.

Killed: Sgt Philip Bowen-Chennell RAF KIA Ede General Cemetery Row H. Grave 18. F/O Alfred Kidd RAF KIA Reichswald Forest War Cemetery grave 21. F. 18. F/O Lorne Sinclair McMurchy RCAF J/25893 pilot KIA Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery grave XIV. H. 16. Sgt Donald Andrew Harvey Redshaw RCAF R/222193 KIA Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13. Row 12. Grave 195.

POWs: F/O Adam Barr Berry RCAF J/27466 POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria. Sgt Cyril Aubrey Glew RAF POW camp not listed. Sgt Robert Saltoun Hardie RAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia. F/O William Raymond Sheppard RCAF J/26349 Stalag Luft L1 Barth Vogelsang.

Crew on Lancaster Mk.I ME704

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 ME704

WSRAF RoundelB

Delivered to No. 9 Sqn (WS-B) 25 Mar 1944. Missing on operation to Gelsenkirchen 21/22 Jun 1944.

9 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Per Noctem Volamus

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