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Woolf, Arthur Sidney "Red" (Flying Officer)

Prisoner of War 1944-July-25

Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

Service
RAFVR
Unit
630 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Nocturna Mors Death by night
Base
RAF East Kirkby
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
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Service Numbers
157533

Lancaster Mk.I/III PA992

Bombing Stuttgart Germany 1944-July-24 to 1944-July-25

630 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF East Kirkby

630 Squadron RAF (Nocturna Mors) RAF East Kirkby. Lancaster BIII aircraft PA 992 LE-Y missing during night operations over Stuttgart, Germany, possibly shot down by a night fighter. The bomber crashed between Tramont-Bay (Meurthe-et-Moselle) and Tramont-Lassus, France

Rear Air Gunner Pilot Officer RW Lough (RCAF) and Mid-Upper Air Gunner Technical Sergeant JB Kiesow (USAAF) were killed in action

Flying Officer AS Woolf (RAFVR) survived, injured and was taken to a POW hospital in northern France

Flying Officer EK Wood (RCAF), Sergeant TW Tanner (RAFVR), Sergeant RA Toogood (RAFVR and Flying Officer W Adams (USAAF) survived and all avoided capture as Evaders

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General 07/1944 (July 1944) - No 630 Squadron

Badly injured, Flying Officer Woolf was initially cared for by a French family but was eventually tracked down by German soldiers investigating the crash. He was transferred to a hospital in Nancy in northern France being used as a POW hospital by the Germans, where he was to stay for the next 4 months until liberated by advancing American forces

Footprints on the Sands of Time, RAF Bomber Command Prisoners of War in Germany 1939-45 by Oliver Clutton-Brock page 439

General Arthur Sidney Woolf - 630 Sqn - 57 & 630Squadrons_Association

General Interview with Arthur Sidney Woolf - IBCC Digital Archive

General Woolf, Arthur Sidney - IBCC Digital Archive

Target
Google MapStuttgart Germany

Lancaster PA992

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 PA992

LERAF RoundelY
To 630 Sqn May 1944 (LE-Y). Missing on operation to Stuttgart 24/25 Jul 1944. 106 Operational hours

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