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Aldridge, Elliot Richmond (Sergeant)

Prisoner of War 1942-December-17

Male Head

Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

9 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Per Noctem Volamus Through out the night we fly
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
PoW: 27358

9 Squadron (Per Noctem Volamus). Lancaster aircraft ED 349 missing over enemy territory. One RAAF, and four RAF members of the crew missing believed killed.

Killed: Flight Sergeant William Harvey Penn RCAF R/131821 KIA Sage War Cemetery plot 1 row B grave 2.

POWs: Sergeant Elliott Richmond Aldridge RAAF POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. Sergeant L B Holmes RAF POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. Sergeant J R Lord RAF POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. Sergeant A S McKinley RAF POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. Sergeant William Harvey Penn RCAF American R/131821 POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. Sergeant A Willis RAF POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. Sergeant J Wilson RCAF R/89650 POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf.

Lancaster ED349

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/III ED349

WSRAF RoundelS
Delivered to No. 9 Sqn (WS-S) Nov 1942. Missing on mission to Cloppenburg 17/18 Dec 1942

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