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Clark, Jack Leslie. DFM ()

Prisoner of War 1943-05-05

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Decorations: DFM


Distinguished Flying Medal
Service
Unit
156 (PFF) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
We Light The Way
Rank
Position
Flight Engineer
Service Numbers

Lancaster Mk.I/III ED877

Bombing Dortmund Germany 1943-May-04 to 1943-May-05

Hit by Flak at 19,000 feet over the target and sent down out of control. Information sourced from Mike Lee, Nephew of P/O Richard John Lee who was killed in this crash.

Operations Record Book 156 Squadron Summary ORB

Operations Record Book 156 Squadron Detail ORB

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Crew on Lancaster Mk.I/III ED877

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 ED877



156 (PFF) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) We Light The Way

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