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Wardlaw, J W (Warrant Officer 1st Class)

Prisoner of War 1943-April-10

Male Head

Birth Date: unkown date (age )

Home: Toronto, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
44 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Fulmina Regis Lusta (The king's thunderbolts are righteous)
Rank
Warrant Officer 1st Class
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
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
R/91481
1048

Took off from Waddington at 20:34 in Lancaster Mk I (Sqn code: KM-G Bomber Command) on an operation to Duisburg Germany.

Shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Teeffelen Holland

Killed: Sgt Stanley Dixon RAF KIA Uden War Cemetery grave 4. E. 8. Sgt Leslie John Nash RAF KIA Uden War Cemetery grave 4. E. 9. F/O John Hamilton Salt RAF KIA Uden War Cemetery grave 4. E. 11. P/O William Smith RAF KIA Uden War Cemetery grave 4. E. 10.

POWs: Sgt John Thomas Broughton RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. Sgt Archibald Mcnaughton Cowe RAF POW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe). Sgt Harry Waite RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus.

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 R5898

WSRAF RoundelS

Delivered to No. 49 Sqn Jul 1942. Transferred to No. 44 Sqn (KM-G) Jan 1943. Missing on operation to Duisburg 9/10 April 1943. 308 flying hours.


44 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Fulmina Regis Lusta

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