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Fedoruk, Michael (Flight Sergeant)

Evader 1944-March-25

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Birth Date: 1921 (age 23)

Service
RCAF
Unit
44 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Fulmina Regis Lusta The king's thunderbolts are righteous
Base
RAF Dunholme Lodge
Rank
Flight Sergeant
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
Bomb Aimer
Service Numbers
R/159150

Lancaster Mk.I ME672

Bombing Berlin Germany 1944-March-24 to 1944-March-25

44 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF Dunholme Lodge

44 Rhodesia Squadron (Fulmina Regis lusta) RAF Dunholme Lodge. Lancaster BI aircraft ME 672 KM-A was Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Josef Nabrich of the 3/NJG 1, who was flying a Heinkel He 219 from Venlo airfield, Netherlands while engaged in an operation against targets in Berlin, Germany. The Lancaster crashed in the De Flaes Swamp, Lage Mierde, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Sergeant KL Radcliffe (RCAF), Sergeant JM Ella (RAFVR), Pilot Officer BM Hayes (RAFVR), Sergeant WG Perrie (RAFVR), Sergeant WK Walker (RAFVR) and Sergeant RHJ Wellfare (RAFVR) were all killed in action

FS M Fedoruk (RCAF survived and became an Evader, sheltering in Holland until Liberated by Canadian troops 1944-04-09

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General 44 Squadron Lancaster I ME672 KM-A P/O. Hayes, RAF Dunholme Lodge...

General Lancaster III ME672 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]...

FS Fedoruk had a book published about his life as an Evader, "Evasive Action" in 2005 detailing the bravery of his Dutch hosts and the thirteen months he spent evading capture

RAF Evaders, The Comprehensive Story of Thousands of Escapers and Their Escape Lines, Western Europe, 1940-1945 page 365

General MI9 nos 2500 t0 2999

Target
Google MapBerlin Germany

Lancaster ME672

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 ME672

KMRAF RoundelA
Delivered to No. 44 Sqn (KM-A) Mar 1944. Missing on operation to Berlin 24/25 Mar 1944. 31 operational hours.

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