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Corrigan, G Keith (Flight Sergeant)

Evader 1945-March-15

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

49 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Cave Canem Beware of the dog
RAF Fulbeck
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
Service Numbers

Took off from Fulbeck at 16:47 in Lancaster Mark I (Sqn code: EA-K Bomber Command) on an operation to bomb the Wintershall synthetic oil plant at Lutzkendorf Germany.

Shot down (means not found) and crashed near Bedra south of Braunsbedra (Lutzkendorf) Germany.

Killed: F/Lt Joseph Noel McPhee RCAF J/29733 pilot KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 6. Z. 15. Flight Sergeant Edward Gordon Coke Richards RCAF R/252612 KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. Z. 18-27. Flying Officer Graeme Alastair Robinson RCAF J/39006 KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. Z. 18-27. Flying Officer Raymond Franklin Thompson RCAF J/27160 KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 6. Z. 17. Flight Sergeant Thomas George William Dew RAF KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. Z. 18-27. Sergeant Philip Frederick Ivett RAF KIA Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery grave 6. Z. 16.

Evader: Flight Sergeant G Keith Corrigan RCAF R/218547 Evader.

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Lancaster RF153

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/III RF153

EARAF RoundelK
To No. 50 Sqn, then No. 49 Sqn (EA-K). Missing on mission to Lutzkendorf 14/15 Mar 1945.

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