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Code, Ronald Morris (Pilot Officer)

Prisoner of War 1943-September-30

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

Home: Ottawa, Ontario

50 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Sic Fidem Servamus Thus we keep faith
Pilot 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: 2936

Took off from Skellingthorpe at 18:24 in Lancaster Mark III (Sqn code: VN-L Bomber Command) on a Gardening Operation (mine laying).

Downed by unknown cause and ditched off, Denmark

Killed: Flying Officer Peter Bryson Code RCAF J/14853 KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 173. Flying Officer William Lawrence RAAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 188. Sergeant Frank Ronald Bradbury RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 143. Sergeant John Burns RAF KIA Blackhall Cemetery Monk Heselden Row E.E. Grave 5. Sergeant William Mycock RAF KIA St. Matthew Churchyard Silksworth Row 4. Grave 9.

Flying Officer Donald Castleman Stone RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 129.

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Lancaster JB143

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.III JB143

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Delivered to No. 50 Sqn (VN-L) Aug 1943. Aircraft was ditched on a mining sortie 29/30 Sep 1943.

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