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Bailey, Royston Stanley (Pilot Officer)

Prisoner of War 1945-March-16

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

Service
RAF
Unit
100 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Sarang Tebuan Jangan Dijolok Malay
Base
Grimsby
Rank
Pilot 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
Service Numbers
178374

Lancaster Mk.III ND644

Bombing Nuremberg Germany 1945-March-16 to 1945-March-16

(B) Sqn (RAF) Grimsby

Took off from Grimsby at 17:56 in Lancaster Mark III (Sqn code: HW-N Bomber Command).

Shot down near Kraftshof some 8 km NNW from Nuremburg Bahnhof.

Five killed in crash: Flight Sergeant Lyle Eugene Bedell RCAF R/274955 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery 7. B. 10. Flying Officer George Alfred Osborn Dauphinee RCAF J/41839 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery 8. A. 23. Flight Sergeant Mervyn Ronald Jeffrey RAF 337545 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery 5. H. 27. Flight Sergeant William Harvey Johnson RCAF R/134935 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery 8. A. 24. Flying Officer William Richard Vale RCAF J/42694 KIA Durnbach War Cemetery.

Two POW,: Pilot Officer Royston Stanley Bailey RAF 178374 POW. Camp not identified. And Flying Officer D B Douglas camp not identified.

Target
Google MapNuremberg Germany

Lancaster ND644

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.III ND644

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Delivered to No. 100 Sqn (HW-N) Feb 1944. Lost on mission to Nuremburg 16/17 Mar 1945. Aircraft flew 115 operations with No. 100 Sqn, ~800 flying hours.

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