RAF_Binbrook_Lancaster_460_Squadron_1943

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An Avro Lancaster of 460 Squadron at RAF Binbrook in 1943

Author: Charles E. Brown
Date: An October 2018 scan of an original photograph with an official Charles E. Brown stamp on the reverse.
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From the collection of two of the most famous aviation authors, Chaz Bowyer and Philip Moyes.

UPDATE: Roy Bell has very kindly provided the information I was seeking.

Aircraft Serial No.: ED421. Approx May 1943.
 
Pilot Officer Eddie Hudson DFC, Captain (centre with the head dress on)
SGT D Jones,
SGT Young,
FSGT J Austen,
SGT C Rose,
SGT F Ward,
SGT J Mardell.
 
 
The aircraft was lost on a mission to Berlin on 23.08.1943, when it exploded.  The list of crew is as follows;-
 
Pilot – Pilot Officer Alex Richards RAAF,
Bomb Aimer -  Sgt James Munro RAAF,
Navigator - Flt Sgt K Gay RAAF,
 
Above POW
 
Wireless Operator -  Fly Sgt James Geoffrey Collins RAAF,
Flight Engineer – Sgt William Armstrong Finlay,
Air-Gunner – Sgt Thomas Swale,
Air Gunner – Flt Sgt John Marsh.
 
Above KIA and buried in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

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