AIRCRAFT PROFILE

Aircraft:

JB460

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

UL-I2

25 Jan 1944

Change of Sqn Code based on Flight Record created

25 Jan 1944

Change of Sqn Code based on Flight Record created

UL-V2

22 May 1944

Change of Sqn Code based on Flight Record created

UL-V2

28 May 1944

Change of Sqn Code based on Flight Record created

UL-V2

576 Squadron OPERATIONS

Code

Date

Operation

Captain

Events

30 Mar 1944

NUREMBURG

Flt Lt G.A.J. Wood

Target: built-up area. Returned early as the rear turret became unserviceable.

UL-V2

22 May 1944

DORTMUND

Flt Lt W.A. Rainey

Target: Built-up area. Load: 1x 4000lb 'cookie', 108x 30lb, 1170x 4lb incendiaries. 'Fighter attack' - Rainey L/B

UL-V2

24 May 1944

AACHEN

Flt Lt W.A. Rainey

Target: Aachen West and Rothe-Erde marshalling yards. Load: 11x 1000lb, 4x 500lb bombs.

UL-V2

06 Jun 1944

VIRE

Plt Off V.P. Tomlin

2 APs: Road/rail bridge (western AP) & marshalling yards. Bombed western AP

UL-V2

25 Jun 1944

FLERS

Plt Off J.W. Alcorn

Target: V1 'flying bomb' launch site. Load: 18x 500lb bombs. It is thought the aircraft was attacked and destroyed over the English Channel, about 10km south of Le Touquet. The claim was made by Oblt Ernst-Georg Drunkler of 1/NJG5 at a height of 2,800 metres (about 10,000 feet) and at a time of 0345. Neither the crew nor aircraft were were ever found. The crew are all remembered at the Runnymede Air Forces Memorial,

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