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Coldwell, Arthur Lawrence (Flying Officer)

Prisoner of War 1945-January-07

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

550 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Per Ignem Vincimus Through fire we conquer
RAF North Killingholme
Flying Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
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Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
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Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
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Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
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Took off from North Killingholme at 18:15 in Lancaster Mark I (Sqn code: BQ-P Bomber Command) on an operation to Munich Germany.

Aircraft shot down (means not found) and crashed crashed 27 km south of target near MOOSHAM.

Killed: Pilot Officer Frank William Bradley RCAF J/95208 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery Joint grave 9. C. 18-19. Flying Officer Charles John Clarke RCAF J/37640 pilot KIA Durnbach War Cemetery grave 9. C. 15. Pilot Officer Lucien Andrew Joseph Gauthier RCAF J/95433 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery Joint grave 9. C. 18-19. Pilot Officer Harold Edward Miell RCAF J/95395 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery grave 9. C. 14. Sergeant Lois Octave Precieux RAF KIA Durnbach War Cemetery grave 9. C. 16. Sergeant John Tengate Tundtall RAF KIA Durnbach War Cemetery grave 9. C. 17.

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Lancaster NG363

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 NG363

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Delivered to No. 550 Sqn (BQ-P) 5 Dec 1944. Missing on operation to Munich 7/8 Jan 1945.

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