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Clemens, Claude Earlton (Warrant Officer 2nd Class)

Prisoner of War 1943-January-18

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

Home: London, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
9 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
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Base
RAF Waddington
Rank
Warrant Officer 2nd 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
Rear Gunner
Service Numbers
R/116771
PoW: 27409

Took off from Waddington at 16:45 in Lancaster Mark I (Sqn code: WS-A Bomber Command) on an operation to Berlin Germany.

Shot down (means not found( and crashed SE of Magdeburg Germany.

Killed: Flight Sergeant John Eldon Galbraith RCAF R/92353 KIA 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 5. C. 22. Sergeant Joe Herbert Wejies De Silva RAF KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 1. L. 13.

POWs includes Clemens: Sergeant Andrew Gordon Carswell RCAF R/115291 POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. Sergeant Henry Campbell Hipson RAF POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. Sergeant James Wyllie Martin RAF POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. Sergeant Edward James Phillips RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus.

Home
Google MapLondon, Ontario
Target
Google MapBerlin Germany

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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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