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Colk, Frederick Charles Goodwin (Flight Sergeant)

Prisoner of War 1944-January-02

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

156 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
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Flight Sergeant
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
Bomb Aimer
Service Numbers
PoW: 269833

Took off from Warboys at 00:19 in Lancaster Mark III (Sqn code: GT-C Bomber Command) on an operation to Berlin Germany.

Out-bound attacked by a night fighter in the vicinity of Bremen,. Aircraft crashed between Holtrup and Schweringen, Niedersachsen Germany.

Killed: Flight Sergeant Alan Douglas Barnes RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 215. Sergeant Arthur John Hackett RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 230. Sergeant Ronald Victor Hillman RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 231.

POWs including Colk: Flight Sergeant Frederick Charles Goodwin Colk RCAF R/162661 POW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe). Sergeant Ronald Davis RAF POW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe). Sergeant Warwick Hall RAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia. Flying Officer Ronald Stanley Smith RAF POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria.

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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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