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Seibel, Albert Alexander (Flying Officer)

Prisoner of War 1944-April-27

Male Head

Birth Date: unkown date (age )

Service
RCAF
Unit
207 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Semper Paratus (Always prepared)
Rank
Flying Officer
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
J/25532
4724

Took off from Spilsby at 21:11 in Lancaster Mk I (Sqn code: EM-K Bomber Command).

The aircraft was shot down from 14,000feet by a night fighter. Six of the eight man crew jumped at that point.

The crew: F/Sgt Watts RAAF KIA Durnbach War Cemetery S/L A N Jones RAF POW Sgt R H T Exley RAF POW F/O J A Carmichael RCAF POW F/O A A Seibel RCAF POW W/O L L Inganni RAF POW F/O R O Watts RAAF KIA F/S W A Griffin RAAF POW

Crew on Lancaster Mk.I ME631

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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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I ME631

EMRAF RoundelK

Mk. I per CASPIR & Lancaster File reference text; Mk. III per RAF Commands. Mk. I per Mason and Robertson. Delivered to No. 207 Sqn (EM-K) Feb 1944. Missing on operation to Schweinfurt 26/27 Apr 1944.


207 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Semper Paratus

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