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Jones, W F (Flying Officer)

Evader 1944-August-18

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

630 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Nocturna Mors Death by night
RAF East Kirby
Flying 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

Took off from East Kirkby at 12:08 in Lancaster Mk III (Sqn code LE-N Bomber Command) on an operation to attack a supply depot at L'Isle Adam, near Paris.

Aircraft hit by flak crossing the Normandy coast and crashed at Rouvray-Catillon, France.

Killed: Pilot Officer George Cameron RCAF J/92129 KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 249. Flying Officer William Joseph Shearstone RCAF J/25872 KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 248.

POWs: Sergeant Gerald Edward Benson RAF POW Stalag Luft L7 Bankau near Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia.

Evaders includes Jones: Flying Officer Arthur Frederick Kemp RCAF J/25975 Evader. Sergeant J W Stirling RCAF R/211027 Evader. Sergeant R D Larritt RAF Evader.

Google MapL'Isle Adam France (near Paris)

Lancaster PB244

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 PB244

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Delivered to No. 630 Sqn from No. 32 MU Jul 1944. Missing from a daylight operation to L'Isle Adam 18 Aug 1944. 170 operational hours.

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