AIRCRAFT PROFILE

Aircraft:

ED888

Type:

Lancaster Mk. I

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AIRCRAFT HISTORY

Date

Event

Sqn Code

25 Nov 1943

Initial record to be updated when first event found

00

02 Dec 1943

UL-V2

04 Jun 1944

Change of Sqn Code based on Flight Record created

UL-M2

576 Squadron OPERATIONS

Code

Date

Operation

Captain

Events

UL-V2

02 Dec 1943

BERLIN

WO T.J. Bassett

Target: Built-up area. Load: 1x 4000lb 'cookie', 56x 30lb and 1122x 4lb incendiaries. Returned early due engine failure. Whilst crossing the North Sea, the rear gunner complained of the lack of oxygen. To afford the gunner some relief, the skipper descended to a lower altitude and continued on to the target. When approaching the target area, one of the engines became unserviceable and had to be feathered.

UL-V2

03 Dec 1943

LEIPZIG

WO C.C. Rollins

Target: Built-up Area

UL-V2

16 Dec 1943

BERLIN

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

Target: Built-up Area

UL-V2

20 Dec 1943

FRANKFURT

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

Target: Built-up Area

UL-V2

24 Dec 1943

BERLIN

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

Target: Built-up Area

UL-V2

29 Dec 1943

BERLIN

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

Target: Built-up Area

UL-V2

02 Jan 1944

BERLIN

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

Target:Built-up Area. Diverted Wittering

UL-V2

02 Jan 1944

BERLIN

Sgt D.G. Mann

Target: Built-up Area.

UL-V2

03 Jan 1944

WITTERING TO ELSHAM WOLDS

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

Target: Returned from diversion

UL-V2

05 Jan 1944

STETTIN

Flt Lt C.A.B. Johnson

Target: Built-up area. Load: 1x 4000lb ‘cookie’, 56x 30lb and 1122x 4lb incendiaries

UL-V2

14 Jan 1944

BRUNSWICK

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

Target: Built-up Area

UL-V2

20 Jan 1944

BERLIN

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

Target: Built-up Area

UL-V2

21 Jan 1944

MAGDEBURG

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

Target: Built-up Area

UL-V2

23 Jan 1944

AIR TEST

Fg Off G.S. Morgan

UL-V2

23 Jan 1944

AIR TEST

Sgt F.B. Gipson

UL-V2

28 Jan 1944

BERLIN

Plt Off E.H. Childs

Target: Built-up area. COMBAT

UL-V2

30 Jan 1944

BERLIN

Sgt R.R. Reed

Target: Built-up area

UL-V2

18 Mar 1944

FRANKFURT

Flt Sgt W.A. Scheerboom

Target: Built-up area. Load: 1x 4000lb 'cookie', 108x 30lb and 1062x 4lb incendiaries.

UL-M2

10 Oct 1944

TRAINING

Fg Off R.M. Crowther

Air test and air-to-sea firing. Emergency landing made at Carnaby (reason unknown).

UL-M2

25 Oct 1944

ESSEN

Fg Off R.M. Crowther

Target: Built-up area around the Krupps works. Bombed from 19,000 ft.

UL-M2

28 Oct 1944

COLOGNE

Fg Off R.M. Crowther

Target: Mulheim and southern part of Cologne. Did not take off due to R/T and W/T failure.

UL-M2

30 Oct 1944

COLOGNE

Fg Off R.M. Crowther

Target: North-western area of the city.

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