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DT810

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FM300

HK535 to HK806

JA672 to JB748

KB700 to KB999

LL617 to LM296

LM301 to LM756

ME295 to ME551

ME554 to ME868

ND324 to NE181

NF906 to NG503

NN694 to NN816

NX548 to NX794

PA158 to PA835

PA964 to PD196

PD198 to PD444

PP663 to PP918

PW925, PW929, PW932

RA500 to RA806

RE100 to RF119

RF120 to RF599

RS102 to RS225

RT140 to RT456

RT670 to RT750

SR707 to SR907

SS341 to ST475

ST477 to ST790

SW243 to SW279

SW283 to SW316

SW319 to SW377

SX558 to SX921

SX558 to SX921

SX923 to SZ493

TG758 to TG799

TW647 to TW911

TW915 to TW929

TX263 to TX290

VB673

VD238 to VD253

VF137 to VF167

VH737, VH742

VL967 to VL986

VM701 to VM738

WD122 to WD149


Avro Manchester/Lancaster Serials

I have extracted most of this information from “Lancaster – The story of a famous bomber” – Bruce Robertson.

The production orders and details of contracts are listed below in alphabetical/numerical sequence of serial numbers which is the chronological order of the placing of the contracts.

All entries are in chronological sequence. Letters in brackets are the code letters the aircraft bore in service with the particular unit or squadron given. The place names given in brackets are the targets for the operation on which the aircraft was reported lost. All aircraft given as lost or missing may be taken as on operations unless otherwise stated. All dates for units are the dates the aircraft was allotted to the unit. Where total flying hours are known these are given as a final entry, but apart from that the final entry normally records the final fate of the aircraft. With those aircraft which were lost I have added as much information as possible detailing its final fate.

Avro 679 Manchester History and Development

Although the ultimate aim of my site is to explore and give details on all '666' aircraft, I feel I would be remiss if I didn't give more information on the Avro 679 Manchester. Seldom has the marriage between a new airframe and new engines been satisfactory and the Avro 679 Manchester was no exception. Designed to specification P.13/36 as a twin engined medium bomber with the new Rolls-Royce Vulture 24-cylinder engine, the Manchester would have been in competition with the Handley Page H.P. 56. Plans for this aircraft were abandoned in 1937 thus leaving a clear field for the Manchester.

Rolls-Royce Vulture X-24 Engine

The Rolls-Royce Vulture was a British aero engine developed shortly before World War II that was designed and built by Rolls Royce Limited. The Vulture used the unusual "X-24" configuration, whereby four cylinder blocks using the earlier V12 Kestrel cylinder bore and stroke dimensions were joined by a common crankshaft using a single crankcase. The engine was originally designed to produce around 1,750 horsepower (1,300 kW), but continuing problems with the Vulture design meant that the engines were derated to around 1,450-1,550 hp in service by limiting the maximum running speed.

The supercharged Kestrel was a fairly standard design, with two cylinder banks arranged in a V form and with a displacement of 21 litres (1,300 cu in). The Vulture, in effect, was two Kestrels joined at the crankcase, producing an X engine configuration with a displacement of 42 litres (2,600 cu in) although the Vulture used redesigned cylinder blocks with increased cylinder spacing to accommodate a longer crankshaft. The increase in crankshaft length was necessary for extra main bearings and big end design considerations.

The engine suffered from a far too short pre-service development period and the reliability of the Vulture was very poor. Apart from delivering significantly less than the designed power, the Vulture suffered from frequent failures of the big end connecting-rod bearings, which was found to be caused by a breakdown in lubrication, and also from other engine heat dissipation problems. Rolls-Royce were initially confident that they could solve the problems, but the company's much smaller Merlin had already reached the same power level as the Vulture's original specification, and so production of the Vulture was discontinued after only 538 had been built.

The first of two Manchester prototypes L7246 first flew from Ringway on 25th July 1939, to be followed by the second prototype L7247 on 26th May 1940. A production contract had been placed for 200 aircraft to meet another Air Ministry Specification, 19/37, on July 1st 1937 and this was later increased to 400.

Avro Manchester Ia

Following flight trials the wing span was increased by 10ft (3.05m) and a central fin was added to supplement the small twin fins and rudders. Later, after a number of Manchesters had been delivered as MkI's, the central fin was deleted and the twin fins increased in area; in this form it became the Mk1a. The prototype and first two production aircraft were delivered to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE), Boscombe Down for tests while the second prototype went to the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), Farnborough.

The first delivery was to No.207 Squadron, which reformed at RAF Waddington on 1st November 1940 and six of the eighteen aircraft on squadron strength carried out their first operation to Brest on the night of 24th to 25th February 1941. As deliveries built up so more squadrons became equipped with the aircraft these included No's 9, 49, 50, 57, 61, 83, 97, 106, 408 and 420, while No144 squadron of Coastal Command received enough aircraft to form one flight.

The Manchester proved to be a failure mainly because of the unreliability of the Vulture engines, and the inability of these powerplants to deliver their designed power; there was also a number of airframe defects and it was with great relief that squadrons began to relinquish their Manchesters from mid-1942 as Lancasters began to replace them. The last Bomber Command Manchester operation took place on 25th to 26th June 1942 against Bremen and in the final tally it was found that the type had flown 1269 operational sorties, dropping 1826 tons of HE plus incediaries. Some 202 aircraft were built of which about 40 per cent were lost on operations and 25 per cent were written off in crashes.

Serials L7246 and L7247

Manchester Prototypes

Avro Manchester L7247

Two prototypes ordered from A.V.Roe (Manchester) September 8th, 1936 to Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 under contract No. 624973/37. L7246 first flew from Ringway on July 25th, 1939 and L7247 on May 26th, 1940; they became 3422M and 2738M respectively.

Serial Range L7276-L7584

Manchester I/Lancaster I

200 Manchesters ordered from A.V.Roe (Manchester) in August 1936 to Air Ministry Specification 19/37 under Contract No. B648770/37 and built as 157 Manchester I/IA from July 31st, 1940 and 43 Lancaster I from October 1941 to March 1942.

L7276 - AAEE 05Aug40; 61Sq; 25 OTU, TDU Dec42, wrecked 31Oct43

L7277 - AAEE 25Oct40; 1654CU, crashed North Scarle 2Mar43.

L7278 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-A) on 10th November 1940. This was the first Manchester lost. Aircraft took off from Waddington at 0200 on an operation to Lorient. It crashed and hit trees at 0225 on 21st March 1941 whilst trying to make an emergency landing east of Wymondham, some six miles east of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The crash was attributed to a silver bearing failure in the port Vulture engine. Unfortunately not all of the crew survived. Crew: - Sgt F B Harwood † (DFM), Sgt N Birch †, Sgt Holland (inj), Sgt W C Aitken †, Sgt B Hogg †, Sgt Hallam (inj).

L7279 - Delivered to 6MU on 21st October 1940 before being transferred to 207Sq on 6th November 1940, it finished its service with  the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) and was finally struck off charge (SOC) on 11th October 1943.

 

 

Avro Manchester L7280 - Under construction.

 

L7280 - Delivered to 207Sq during December 1940, it was subsequently utilised by 44 Conversion Flight, 83Sq, 1654 and1660 Conversion Units, it was finally struck off charge (SOC) on 15th August 1943.

L7281 - Delivered to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) on the 7th December 1940. It subsequently served with 1654Flt, 49Sq, 1661CU and was struck off charge (SOC) on 14th September 1943 having flown a total of 327hrs.

L7282 - Delivered to 207Sq during December 1940, it was then transferred to 97Sq  during February 1941, it was grounded at No12 School of Technical Training (12STT) during January 1943.

L7283 - Delivered to 207Sq during December 1940, it subsequently served with 25 Operational Training Unit (OTU), 97Sq, 1660Conversion Unit (CU), 10 Air Gunners School (AGS) when finally in June 1943, it was reduced to a maintenance airframe and became 3743M.

 

Avro Manchester I L7284

 

L7284 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-D) during November 1940, it was transferred to 61Sq during April 1941, ending its service at 39MU, it was Struck Off Charge (SOC) on 18th June 1943.

L7285 - Delivered to 37MU during July 1941, it was transferred to 83Sq in April 1942, and subsequently served at RAE before being transferred to 39MU where it was struck off charge (SOC) during October 1942.

L7286 - Delivered to 207Sq during November 1940, it subsequently served with 61ConFlt, 83Sq, 1660CU and was finally struck off charge (SOC) in March 1943, having completed a total of 218hrs.

L7287 - 86Sq Apr42, 49Sq, missing (Emden) 6Jun42, 55hrs

L7288 - 207Sq (EM-H), 97Sq, 61Sq, 1654ConFlt, Waddington May43

L7289 - 83Sq, 505Sq Jun42, lost raiding Bremen 25/26Jun42

L7290 - 207Sq, 97Sq, 1654ConFlt, 49Sq, lost 30/31May42

L7291 - 207Sq, 97Sq, 106Sq, 505Sq, 1654CU, burnt in crash 4Apr43

L7292 - Delivered to 207Sq during December 1940, it subsequently served with 97Sq, 61Sq, 39MU transferring to the Tactical Development Unit (TDU) in December 1942, where it was struck off charge (SOC) on the 6th November 1943.

L7293 - Delivered to 37MU probably during July 1941, it was transferred to Rolls-Royce presumably for engine tests, serving with 83Sq, 49Sq, 61Sq, 207Sq, 1660CU, it was reduced to a maintenance airframe and became 3773M.

L7294 - 207Sq, 97Sq, 61Sq, 1654CU, stalled and burnt Wigsley 15Apr43

L7295 - Rolls-Royce 4Dec40 for engine tests, undershoot Ternhill 26May41

L7296 - Delivered to 49Sq (Y) Conversion Flight during December 1940, it was transferred to1661CU, and was finally Struck off charge at Benson on the 18th April 1943.

L7297 - Rolls-Royce Derby, 83Sq, 1661CU, overshot Winthorpe 19May43

L7298 - 207Sq, 97Sq, 1654CU, undershot Wigsley 1Sep42

L7299 - Delivered to 207Sq in January 1941 it was transferred to 97Sq during February 1941 and it ended its service with 39MU, where it was struck of charge (SOC) on 31st October 1943.

 

 

Avro Manchester Ia L7300

 

L7300 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-F) in January 1941, it was one of the six Manchesters that carried out the first operation by this aircraft type, on the 24th February 1941. The target was Brest. The aircraft was delivered with no mid upper turret and such was not considered operational subsequently whilst other aircraft were packed off to OTU's this aircraft remained on squadron strength. On a local flight from Bottesford to Waddington shortly after take-off, with a loud rumble and clatter the port engine failed. The prop was feathered, but the mechanism failed, leaving the prop windmilling. The throttle was advanced on the other engine, which brought about severe vibration of the engine and airframe, and this engine also packed up, on the afternoon of 23rd November 1941 it crashed whilst turning on finals at 1530. A forced landing was inevitable, executed on a flat piece of ground bordering a small tree-lined lake. The Manchester ploughed on, straight into the lake known as Fiskerton Lake, some 8 miles east of Lincoln. The aircraft had carried out 17 operations. Crew: P/O A W Hills, P/O F Roper (RCAF), P/O S E Patterson.

L7301 - Delivered to 50Sq, (ZN-D) The aircraft was borrowed from 106Sq and took off from Skellingthorpe at 2301 on the 30th May 1942. It was hit by flak over Kφln and very severely damaged. Subsequently the aircraft was abandoned by six of the crew: - P/O R J Barnes (pow), Sgt L H Baveystock (evd), P/O R M Horsley (evd), Sgt S E King (evd), Sgt A F McMills (evd), Sgt B W Taylor (evd), after which the aircraft crashed at 0200 in the early hours of 31st May into a dyke at Bree (Limburg), 21km NNE of Genk, Belgium. The testimonies of the five evaders were instrumental in the posthumous award of the Victoria Cross to the pilot P/O L T Manser.

L7302 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-R). Aircraft took off from Waddington on an operation to Kiel on 8th April 1941. The aircraft was hit by flak in the starboard engine, which later caught fire. The aircraft was successfully abandoned and left to crash near Hamburg. All the crew were interned as pow. Crew: - Wg/Cdr N C Hyde (Squadron CO), F/O H T Morgan, F/Sgt J Wells (DFM - from previous service with No 50 Sqdn), Sgt W Buck, Sgt D A Budden, Sgt L W Hedges.

L7303 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-P), then subsequently transferred to AFDU for trials in March 1941, it was shot down on 27th March 1941. Aircraft took off from Waddington on an operation to Dόsseldorf but was abandoned and crashed between Roessel and Bakel (Noord Brabant), six kilometers north-east of Helmond, Holland. F/Lt Siebert was the last to leave the aircraft but he hit the ground before his parachute had fully deployed. Moments later, the Manchester was attacked by a night fighter (Ofw Herzog, 3./NJG1) operating from Eindhoven. Crew: - F/Lt J A Siebert †, Sgt P C Robson (pow), Sgt G T J Fomison (pow), Sgt W J J McDougal (pow), Sgt J A Taylor (pow), Sgt P Gurnell (pow).

L7304 - Delivered to 207Sq during February 1941, then transferred to 61Sq during April 1941, the aircraft took off from Hemswell at 23:01 on an operation to Kiel and crashed near Brunsbόttel Germany on 26Jun41. Crew: F/O K G Webb †, F/O L J Glover †, F/Sgt F Woodruff †, F/Sgt J Woodward †, Sgt F S Haslemore (RNZAF) †, P/O C Bateman †.

L7305 - Used as a Trials a/c , for what it is not known but it was subsequently delivered to 25 Operational Training Unit (OTU), serving with 106Sq, finally completing its service at No3 School of Technical Training (SofTT) in September 1943, where it became maintenance airframe 4279M.

L7306 - Delivered to 97Sq during February 1941. The aircraft took off from Coningsby at 2020 on the evening of 13th September 1941 for a training mission but subsequently crash-landed after the starboard tyre burst. A fire broke out and the crew all scrambled to safety. Crew saved: Sgt G H Hartley, Sgt Appleyard, Sgt J Canham, Sgt Dean, Sgt Baker, Sgt Mayland, Sgt Gross.

L7307 - Delivered to 61Sq during February 1941, it served with a number of units including 97Sq, 25OTU, 1654/60/68CU’s, No5 Lancaster Finishing School (LFS), where it became maintenance airframe 4118M.

L7308 - 97Sq, 49Sq, 1656CU, crashed May43

L7309 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-J) during February 1941, transferred briefly to 97Sq before returning to 207Sq (EM-O), The aircraft took off from Bottesford at 1709 on the evening of 14th January 1942 on a raid to Hamburg, it is not known exactly where the aircraft came down but Sgt Cadman is buried at the Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg. Crew: F/O G B Dawkins (DFM)(pow), Sgt G E Allan (RNZAF)(pow), F/Lt P J Edwards (pow), Sgt J Mercer (pow), Sgt J W Cadman †, Sgt E G R Bestel (RCAF)(pow).

L7310 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-H), the aircraft took off from Waddington on an air test and crashed almost immediately at Dunstan Pillar just beyond the airfield. The accident was attributed to a loose tappet leading to a valve blockage, which resulted in engine failure. F/Sgt Arnott died from his injuries on 20th July 1941 and it is believed that Sgt Syrett's injuries were so severe that he never returned to operational flying. Crew: Sgt L Syrett inj, S/Ldr C J F Kydd †, F/Sgt J W Arnott.

L7311 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-F) on 22nd February 1941, aircraft took off from Waddington on the evening of 16th August 1941 on a raid to Dόsseldorf and was shot down by Hptm Werner Streib, I/NJG1 and crashed at Oberkrόchten, Germany. Sgt Hart was quite seriously wounded by shell splinters which entered his back. Crew: P/O H G Keartland (pow), Sgt A Ross (pow), F/Sgt A Wappett (DFM)(pow), Sgt E G Ball (pow), Sgt J R Currie (pow), Sgt W Hart (pow).

L7312 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-L) on 22nd February 1941, The aircraft took off from Waddington on a raid to Hόls on the evening of 12th October 1941 it was shot down by a night fighter of 4/NJG1 flown by Ofw Paul Gildner and crashed at Horendonk some 27km NNE of Antwerpen Those who died are buried in Essen (Horendonk) Communal Cemetry. Crew: P/O B D Bowes-Cavanagh †, Sgt R S Stuart †, F/Sgt J A Cheeseman (pow), Sgt A J Carter †, Sgt G F Spindler †, Sgt J W Leason †, Sgt I H D Passy †

L7313 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-C) on 27th February 1941. On the evening of the 13th March 1941 the aircraft was accelerating down the runway at Waddington off on a raid to Hamburg when it was attacked by a Junkers Ju88c intruder flown by Fw Hans Hahn of 3/NLG2, probably operating from Glize Rijen in Holland. Somehow F/O Matthews got the aircraft  into the air but moments later it crashed and exploded at Whisby, Lincolnshire. Sgt Cox was thrown clear and survived despite losing one of his legs. This was the first Manchester lost and in his report Fw Hahn timed his combat at 2200, claiming it to be a 'Hudson'. Crew: F/O H V Matthews (DFC) †, Sgt J Marsden †, Sgt H C Redgrave †, Sgt R D Welch †, Sgt W A W Cox inj, Sgt H W Hemingway †.

L7314 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-Y). On the night of 21-22nd June 1941 seven Avro Manchester’s of 207 Squadron, based at Waddington, Lincolnshire, were detailed to bomb the docks at Boulogne. Each carried 12x500lb general purpose bombs and they took-off between 01.00 and 01.42hrs. Approximately three hours later, at around 04.20hrs, six aircraft returned. The squadron operations record book records the fate of the missing aircraft: 

“Waddington. 22/6/41 It was learnt that an aircraft that had been shot down by a Beaufighter at approximately 01.55 hrs. near Wollaston, Northants was our missing Manchester L7314 (‘Y’). Traces of five bodies were found and the identity tag of Sgt James. The aircraft was outward bound on track at about 6000 ft. It crashed in flames after the attack and some of the bombs exploded.”

The nightfighter involved was from 25 Squadron based at RAF Wittering. The accident investigation card (Form 1180) notes that its pilot had been convinced the aircraft intercepted was hostile, and that this had resulted in his failure to correctly identify it. He had been influenced by the sector controller who had informed him that a bandit was in vicinity, and subsequently a portion of the blame went to ground control for the part they played in the identification process. Certainly the sector had been busy with intruder activity that night - another Beaufighter from 25 Squadron shot down a Ju88 near Market Deeping - so it was L7314’s misfortune to have been passing during the alert. The Manchester’s seven crew members were: F/O J D G Withers †, Sgt A M James †, Sgt W Brown †, Sgt A Malone †, Sgt S Veitch †, Sgt J A Maville †, Sgt M V Browne †.

L7315 - Initially delivered to 46MU, subsequently served with 97Sq before finally transferring to 61Sq, the aircraft was on a training mission when a con-rod failed and an engine caught fire it subsequently crashed near Grantham, Lincs. The wireless operator baled out and landed safely but the pilot P/O C G Colborne was killed. The aircraft was completely burnt out in the crash on 29th June 1941.

L7316 - Initially delivered to 27MU, it was subsequently transferred to 207Sq (EM-U) on 13th April 1941. This aircraft took off from Waddington on the evening of 31st August 1941 on a raid to Kφln but was hit by flak on approach to the target and crashed near Oberkrόchen, Germany. Those who died are buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery. Crew: P/O T R Gilderthorp (pow), P/O P G C Wood †, Sgt L C Parker (pow), Sgt B Akrigg †, F/Sgt R W Gray (RCAF) †, Sgt W M Cadney (RCAF) †.

L7317 - 207Sq, 106Sq, forced down near Lee-on-Solent 14Apr42

L7318 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-K) on 6th March 1941. During a transit flight the aircraft crashed at 1810 on the 15th September 1941 and exploded after diving into the ground in the Waddington circuit. The crew along with a large servicing party were returning to base after attending to a Manchester that had landed at Haverigg airfield, Cumberland. All were sadly killed. Crew: P/O E E G Crump †, P/O J P S Sawyer †, P/O J R Clements (RCAF) †, Sgt N A Mathison †, LAC L W Carter †, LAC J F Riding †, LAC H F Winter †, AC1 R Boyd †, AC2 J W Grace †, AC2 J Lister †.

 

 

Avro Manchester I L7319

 

L7319 - 207Sq (EM-X), shot down near base by intruder 13Mar42

L7320 - Delivered to A&AEE on the 23rd March 1941, it crashed during a test flight on the 12th December 1941, having flown a total of 118hrs.

L7321 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-D) on the 17th March 1941. The aircraft took off from Waddington on a raid to Kφln on the evening of 13th October 1941. It was shot down by a night-fighter flown by Oblt Heinrich Griese  of 1/NJG1 and crashed at Hozemont, Belgium. Those who died are buried at Heverlee War Cemetery. Crew: P/O J Unsworth (DFM) †, P/O H B Carroll evd, P/O W E Simpson (RCAF) †, Sgt G T Cox evd, F/Sgt E Moulding †, Sgt A F Dickson (RCAF) †, P/O F Mason †.

L7322 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-B) (EM-Q) during March 1941. The aircraft took off from Bottesford at 0354 on the 9th January 1942 on a raid to Brest. The aircraft was hit by flak and believed to have crashed in the sea in the vicinity of Crozon (Finistere), on the northern shores of the Baie de Douarnenez.F/O Bayley, Sgt Goldie RAAF and Sgt Seymour RAAF are buried in Crozon Communal Cemetery, the rest have no known graves. Crew: F/O G R Bayley †, Sgt N M Toohill (RAAF) †, Sgt A G Harris †, Sgt R V Griffiths †, F/S J E Jones (DFM) †, Sgt P C H Goldie (RAAF) †, Sgt W R Seymour (RAAF) †.

L7323 - Delivered to 97Sq (OF-A) on 4th April 1941. The aircraft took off from Coningsby on an operation to Berlin. Unfortunately it ditched in the North Sea on its return on 12th August 1941, this was the first aircraft lost by 97 squadron having achieved a total of 32hrs. All the crew became prisoners of war. Crew: P/O R S Ayton, F/S J Bryce (DFM), Sgt W J Chantler, Sgt D J Harvey, Sgt E W R Sykes (DFM), Sgt R Anderson.

L7324 - Delivered to 97Sq on 4th April 1941. The aircraft took off from Coningsby at 2200 and was last heard on the R/T at 2300 indicating that the starboard engine had failed it is presumed lost over the sea on 16th May 1941, the aircraft had flown a total of 31hrs. Unfortunately no one survived. Crew: F/Lt G O L Bird (DFC) †, F/S K J Hutt †, Sgt P N Nutt †, P/O W A Brown †, Sgt W P Hannigan †, Sgt R G Pyatt †.

L7325 - Delivered to 97Sq in early April 1941, serving with 25OTU, 9Sq, No12 School of Technical Training (SofTT) where in June 1943, it became maintenance airframe 3751M.

L7373 - Delivered to No.97Sq on 22nd March 1941, whilst with the squadron it suffered many flak hits on ops although none were serious. Then subsequently transferred to A&AEE/DGRD on 13th April 1941. To No.207Sq (EM-T) on 16th May 1941. Sgt Hall was thrown to the floor of the aircraft by a heavy landing on return from ops. on 13th August 1941. The aircraft had completed 13 operations and had a total of 163 hours when lost. Airborne from Waddington on the evening of 13th October 1941 on an operation to Kφln. It was shot down by a night-fighter, Gefr Bruhnke of 111/NJG./1, Twente, and crashed 2 km E of Beverlo (Limburg), 18 km NNW of Hasselt, Belgium. Those killed are buried in Schaffen Communal Cemetery. F/S Houghton gained his DFM with No.83 Sqdn. He was later commissioned and was killed in Service in the Middle East, where he is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Crew: P/O L.A.Paskell DFM †, Sgt D.V.Chant †, F/Sgt K.H.L.Houghton DFM evd, F/Sgt G.H.Roberts †, Sgt A.D.Smith PoW , Sgt C.D.G.Walter †, Sgt L.J.Compton †, Sgt A.D.Smith was interned in Camps 9C/344, PoW No.39539.

L7374 - Delivered to 97Sq on 17th April 1941, the aircraft took off at 2336 on the 27th June 1941 from RAF Coningsby on an operation to Kiel. A radio message was received indicating that Sgt Penberthy had been killed during an engagement with a night fighter. Later that evening the bomber crashed into the sea off Westerhever. Four bodies were recovered and now lie buried in Kiel War Cemetary. The aircraft had flown a total of 82 hours. Crew: F/O F E Eustace (SFC) †, Sgt C K McKenzie (RNZAF) †, F/Sgt J J Clinch (DFM) †, F/Sgt J Elkington †, P/O A A Morgan †, Sgt P V McClaren (DFM)(RNZAF)†, Sgt C P Penberthy †.

L7375 - Delivered to 97Sq (OF-B) during April 1941. The aircraft was lost during an air test and crashed at Sibsey some 4 miles north east of Boston on 28th September 1941. The cause was identified as the starboard engine jammed in fine pitch. Both crew survived. Pilot: F/O H S Blakeman.

L7376 - Delivered to No25 Operational Training Unit (OTU) in December 1941, it served with 106Sq and 1654CU before finally completing its service at No 3 Air Gunners School (AGS), at RAF Castle Kennedy where it became maintenance airframe 3747M.

L7377 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-G) on 13th April 1941, the aircraft took off from Waddington on the evening of 12th August 1941 on an operation to Berlin. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed at 0200 at Grossbeeren some 5km south-east of Teltow, Germany. Sgt McPhail survived the crash, but died on the 14th August while undergoing treatment for his burns. Along with the rest of those who died he is buried in the 1939-1945 War Cemetery at Berlin. Crew: S/Ldr G R Taylor (DFC) †, P/O J J Nottidge †, F/Sgt T Beattie (DFM), F/Sgt G R Birt (DFM)†, F/Sgt W Wetherill pow, Sgt D H McPhail inj.

L7378 - Delivered to 207Sq during April 1941, it served with 106, 50Sqs, 1654CU and No12 School of Technical Training (SoTT) in June 1943. Where it became maintenance airframe 3752M.

L7379 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-T) during April 1941. Aircraft took off from Waddington on 23rd May 1941 on an operation to Hamburg. The aircraft was hit by flak over the target. The crew baled out, with the exception of F/O Finchbeck who had mislaid his parachute. In pitch dark conditions he force landed on farmland near Hamburg. All the crew were interned as pow. Crew:  - F/O D E Pinchbeck, Sgt E A C Lee, Sgt A S Duncan, F/Sgt S E Panton, Sgt W M McGregor (DFM), Sgt C N Barron.

L7380 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-W) during April 1941. The aircraft took off from Waddington on the evening of 7th September 1941 on a raid to Berlin. Damaged by a night fighter on the way out and still over the North Sea they managed to reach Wilhelmshaven where the bombs were jettisoned before they turned for home. Subsequently the aircraft force landed north of Ballum on the Dutch island of Ameland. All were captured and interned as pow. Crew: F/L W J Lewis, Sgt C S F Powell, Sgt R B McLeod (RCAF), Sgt D Kingston, Sgt C F Hall, F/Sgt E S Miller (RCAF).

L7381 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-R) on 15th April 1941, the aircraft took off from Waddington on the evening of 12th August 1941 on an operation to Berlin. It was shot down by a night-fighter of 4./NJG1 flown by Oblt Ludwig Becker and crashed at 0125 at the Lange Dijk at Slochteren (Groningen), 16 km east of Groningen, Holland. All are buried in the Canadian War Cemetery at Holten. Crew: F/O W M R Smith (DFC) †, F/Sgt A R Cotterell †, P/O E A Reeman †, Sgt J Allen †, F/Sgt A Halfpenny (DFM) †, Sgt A E Coakes †.

L7382 - Delivered to 97Sq during April 1941, it subsequently served with 83, 44 and then back to 83Sq; it completed its service with No6 Air Gunners School (AGS), where it became maintenance airframe 3753M.

L7383 - Delivered to 61Sq on 16th April 1941. The aircraft was airborne from Coningsby on a training mission during the evening of 13th September 1941 when it crashed at 0232 after striking a house in Perch Lane, Westwick some eleven miles north-east of Norwich, trapping several members of the crew in the wreckage. The accident was attributed to the aircraft running low on fuel thus necessitating an emergency landing. The damage was so significant that the aircraft was struck off charge on 26th September 1941. Crew: P/O D E Fox, Sgt J S Warton †, F/Sgt Hall, Sgt F W Tewson, Sgt J Goldie, Sgt B S Robertson.

L7384 - Delivered to 97Sq on the 23rd April 1941 it suffered an accident on the 13th May 1941. On the evening of 16th August 1941 the aircraft took off from Coningsby at 2250 on a raid to Dόsseldorf but was shot down by an Me110 flown by Hptm Werner Streib of I/NJG1. Flt//Lt Nunn crash landed the aircraft just inside the Belgian border as Sgt Currie had been wounded and was unable to bale out. He was taken to Aachen where unfortunately he died from his injuries. He is buried in the Rheineberg War Cemetry, while Flt/Sgt Williams, who was killed whilst baling out, is buried in the Canadian War Cemetery at Adegem, Belgium. Crew: F/Lt J L Nunn (pow), Sgt P W Ratcliffe (pow), F/Sgt W Wood (pow), W/O J N Ashmore (DFC)(pow), Sgt H Currie (MiD) (pow), Sgt A G Smith (RNZAF) inj, F/Sgt P Williams †.

L7385 - 83(OL-C), 44, 207Sqs. Collided with R5550 6Aug42

L7386 - 49, 9, 57Sqs; Crashed on fire at Scampton Oct42

L7387 - 61, 97, 83(OL-A), 49Sqs; Crashed 21Jun42. 221hrs

L7388 - Delivered to 61Sq on 24th April 1941. The aircraft took off from North Luffenham at 2030 on the 2nd September 1941 on a raid to Berlin. Shot down by flak over the target all are buried in the 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery. At 43 years of age Group Captain Barrett probably served in the first world war. Crew: W/Cdr G E Valentine (DSO) †, Grp/Capt J F T Barrett (DSO & bar, DFC) †, F/Lt A B Harrison (DSO) †, Sgt E E Dowse †, Sgt J E Nicholson †, Sgt W D Hamer (RNZAF) †, F/O L Duckworth †.

L7389 - Delivered to 61Sq during April 1941, subsequent tours with 207, 83, 49, 106Sqs saw it transferred to 1660CU and finally to No1SoTT, where it became maintenance airframe 3763M.

L7390 - 106Sq, Crashed in Holland after Essen raid 25Mar42

L7391 - 207, 106Sqs; 1485 Con Flt, Crashed 11Feb43, 160hrs

L7392 - Original delivery to a unit would have been during April or May 1941, but there is no record of which unit it was. It was however transferred to the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (AFEE) at Ringway on 9th February 1942, then subsequently transferred to 39MU during September 1942, where it was Struck Off Charge (SOC) during  October 1943.

L7393 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-V) during April 1941, The aircraft took off from RAF Waddington with a scratch crew to carry out an engine test, following recent grounding of Manchesters. An engine fire developed while over the Bristol Channel, but with skilled airmanship, S/Ldr J C MacIntosh succeeded in crash landing at Perranporth, Cornwall. The airframe was later converted for instructional use and became 2600M.

L7394 - 83, 106Sqs; Lost mining 29Mar42

L7395 - 61Sq, Abandoned over Wittering after raid 13Mar42

L7396 - Avro 3Jan42, 61Sq 21Jan42, Missing 31Jan42

L7397 - Delivered to 83Sq during April 1941, it subsequently served with 49, 207Sqs; finally completing its days at 1660CU, where it became maintenance airframe 3762M.

L7398 - Delivered to 97Sq during April 1941, it served with 106, 49, 97Sqs and 1661, 1660CUs until it was finally scrapped on 30th April 1943. Having flown a total of 286hrs.

L7399 - 106Sq 28Apr42, Lost mining 3/4May42

L7400 - Delivered to the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) some time during late April 1941, it subsequently served with 1654CU where during a routine flight a practice bomb exploded in bomb bay during bombing practice, the aircraft landed safely but was significantly damaged and was subsequently scrapped in May 1943 having flown a total of 367hrs.

L7401 - 408Sq, 1654CU, 1485TT Flt, 1654/61CUs, Wrecked 15Oct43

L7402 - The first record for this aircraft is No420 Conversion Flight based at RAF Waddington, delivery would have been no earlier than 16th May 1942, the transfer to 1661CU would have involved a simple move across the airfield, it was struck off charge (SOC) during March 1943.

L7415 - Delivered to 50Sq during May 1941, it served with 61 and 408Sqs and was operated by 1654/60/61CUs it was finally struck off charge  (SOC) during October 1943 having flown a total of 267hrs.

L7416 - 1654CU, Crashed into trees landing 30Aug42. Crew saved.

L7417 - 106Sq, Missing 19May42 on cross-country flight

L7418 - Woodford Feb42; 83, 106Sqs; Missing 20May42

L7419 - Delivered to 207Sq during May 1941, it served with 50, 408Sqs and 1654CU (UG-B), completing its service at No4 Air Gunnery School (AGS), where it became maintenance airframe 3748M.

L7420 - Delivered to No25 Operational Training Unit (OTU), it subsequently served with 49Sq and 1660/61CUs. It was utilised by USAAF for ditching training in 1945 and then by the RAF. It was dumped in a sandpit in Lincolnshire in 1956.

L7421 - 25OTU Jan41; 49, 97Sqs; 1660CU, Wrecked 16Nov43

L7422 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-V) on the 20th May 1941, the aircraft crashed at Hardings Farm, Linwood some 2 miles SSE of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, whilst on a training mission on 26th October 1941. The aircraft was carrying a complement of thirteen including a number of ATC Cadets, the aircraft having achieved a total of 70 flying hours. Pilot: S/Ldr K H P Beauchamp.

L7423 - 97Sq (OF-S), 83Sq Jan42, Missing 13Mar42

L7424 - Delivered to 97Sq on the 1st June 1941, the aircraft took off at 2102 on 12th August 1941 from Coningsby on an operation to Berlin and was last heard of on the w/t at 0228 indicating that the crew were about to bale out. Subsequently the aircraft crashed near Mόnster, where Sgt Scott (RNZAF) was admitted to hospital with a broken leg. Crew: F/O J A Little (pow), F/O M G Geoghegan (pow), Sgt G R Tiley (pow), F/Sgt R G W Hodgkinson (pow), Sgt L Robinson (pow), Sgt G L Scott (RNZAF)(pow), F/Sgt R W Jones (pow).

 

 

Avro Manchester L7425 - with crew.

 

L7425 - 97, 207, 50, 408, 9Sqs; 1661CU, 8AGS. Became 3741M

L7426 - 61Sq Jun41, 83Sq Dec41, Down off Holland 9Mar42

 

Avro Manchester L7427

 

L7427 - 97Sq Jun41, 83Sq (OL-Q) (OL-J), Missing 8/9Apr42

L7428 - 25OTU Jul41. Crashed Scaftworth 18Nov41. 50hrs

L7429 - 25OTU; 97, 49Sqs; Missing (Cologne) 30/31May42

L7430 - 25OTU Jul41, 44 Con Flt, 1661/54CU's; SOC Sep43

L7431 - 25OTU 4Jul41, 1654CU, Became 3772M

L7432 - 207Sq (EM-Z), 50Sq, Missing (Bremen) 3/4Jun42. 246hrs

L7433 - 6MU Jul41, 61Sq Dec41, Missing 16Feb42

L7434 - 25OTU, 106Sq, 1656CU, 39MU, Became 4221M

L7453 - 97 (OF-X), 83, 49, 44Sqs; 1661CU, Wrecked 1May43

L7454 - 207Sq (EM-M), 61Sq Feb42, Missing 29Mar42. 8hrs

L7455 - 207 (EM-G), 50, 9Sqs; 1661CU, 8AGS. Became 3742M

L7456 - 25OTU, 50Sq, 106Sq, Missing Cologne raid 30May42

L7457 - 97Sq (OF-Y), 1654CU, Crashed West Bank Saxilby 24Jan43

L7458 - 83, 61 (QR-E) Sqs; 1660CU, 3SoTT. Became 4280M

L7459 - Delivered to 97Sq during July 1941. The aircraft took off from Coningsby at 1450 on 8th January 1942 on a training mission and crashed almost immediately when one of its practice bombs exploded. The cockpit filled with smoke, temporary blinding the pilot. The throttles were closed and the aircraft sank back onto the ground. All of the crew were injured. Crew: - F/Sgt G H Hartley, Sgt P R Barnes, Sgt C W R Booth, Sgt G H P Dean, Sgt J Baker, Sgt C Mayland, Sgt R G W Cross. See R5783.

L7460 - 97, 83, 50, 57Sqs; 1656Con Flt Oct42, SOC Jul43

L7461 - 97, 106Sqs; 1661/54/60CU's; 3SoTT. Became 4278M

L7462 - Delivered to 97Sq (OF-Z) on 26th September 1941, the aircraft took off at 1830 from Coningsby on the evening of 20th October 1941 on an operation to Bremen. They were last heard of on the w/t at 0030 indicating that the wireless equipment was causing problems. On the 4th November , news came from Coltishall that the body of Sgt Hunt had been recovered from the sea and a similar message was received from Martlesham Heath in respect of Sgt Redwood. Both are buried in the United Kingdom and the remainder are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Crew: P/O W G Noble †, Sgt L L Harrison (RNZAF) †, Sgt A F G Redwood †, Sgt N F Hunt †, Sgt C C Kolar †, F/O L A J Mills (DFC) †, Sgt R M C Worthington †.

L7463 - 97Sq, 106Sq Jan42. Missing 23/24Apr42

L7464 - 61, 50, 57Sqs; 460Sq, 1AAS Mar43, Became 3624M

L7465 - Avro Jul41, 83Sq (OL-H) Dec41, Lost 25/26Mar42

L7466 - Delivered to 97Sq (OF-N) on 26th September 1941, the aircraft took off from Coningsby at 1320 on the afternoon of 8th November 1941 on an air sea rescue operation to search for crews reported missing from the previous nights operations. It was last seen at 1600 in the search area over the North Sea. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. F/Sgt Stanley gained his award for service with 44 squadron. Crew: F/L C F D Price (DFC) †, P/O G H J Pickering †, Sgt N J Weston (RAAF) †, F/Sgt C Stanley (DFM) †, Sgt A R A Dexter †, Sgt C R Bronson (RCAF) †, Sgt F W Manners †.

L7467 - 25OTU, 97Sq Con Flt, 1661OCU, Wrecked 25Sep43

L7468 - 207, 50, 9Sqs; 1660CU, 12SoTT Jun43. Became 3732M

L7469 - 25OTU, 49Sq, Missing Emden raid 6Jun42

L7470 - 61Sq 11Oct41 Missing 8Apr42

L7471 - 61 (QR-V), 50Sqs; Lost in Emden harbour raid 6/7Jun42

L7472 - 61Sq, Missing on Brest raid 31Jan/1Feb42

L7473 - 97 (OF-H), 61Sqs; 1485B&G Flt, Crash Dunholm 6Oct42

L7474 - 97, 106Sqs, Abandoned over Winceby 12Mar43

L7475 - 97Sq Oct41, 61Sq, 50Sq Apr42, Burnt in crash 16Aug42

L7476 - 97 (OF-K), 207, 50Sqs; 1654CU, SOC Apr43

 

 

Avro Manchester L7477 - Flak damage

 

L7477 - 61Sq Oct41, 1661CU, 1485Flt, 1654CU, SOC1943

L7478 - 38MU, 25OTU Dec42, Wrecked in crash 16Feb43

L7479 - 25OTU, 48Sq, Missing (Cologne) 30/31May42

L7480 - 207, 61, 50, 44Sqs;1661CU, Scrap 30Apr43, 261hrs

L7481 - 25OTU. 44 Con Flt, 1661CU, SOC Sep43. 323hrs

L7482 - 25OTU. 97 Con Flt, 1660CU, Abandoned due to icing and fell at Highfield Farm, Metheringham 2Jan43.

 

 

Avro Manchester L7483 with crew.

 

L7483 - 207Sq (EM-H) (EM-O); 10AGS, 12SoTT Jun43, Became 3749M

L7484 - 49, 408, 9Sqs;1458Flt, 1AGS, Became 3776M

L7485 - 207Sq (EM-G) Sep41, 106Sq Mar42,  Missing 16/17Apr42

L7486 - 207Sq (EM-P), 50Sq, stalled Skellingthorpe 25Mar42

L7487 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-N) in September 1941, the aircraft took off from Waddington on the evening of 20th October 1941 but crashed in the North Sea some 18 miles off Great Yarmouth. The body of P/O MacDonald RCAF was eventually washed onto the French coast and he is buried in the Eastern Cemetery at Boulogne. His companions have no known graves. P/O Ruck-Keene was the son of Admiral W G E Ruck-Keene MVO, JP, who lost two sons on active service with the Navy. Crew: P/O J C L Ruck-Keene †, P/O G S MacDonald (RCAF) †, P/O H S Ray (RCAF) †, F/S J S Cooper †, Sgt D D Taylor (RCAF) †, Sgt W H Cubbon †, Sgt H C Gardner †.

L7488 - 97, 207, 106, 50Sqs; 1654CU, 12SoTT, Jun43, Became 3750M

L7489 - 97Sq (OF-T), 50Sq, Abandoned (Warnemunde) 9May42

L7490 - Initially delivered to 25OTU in September 1941, it was transferred to 97Sq (OF-U) that same month, the aircraft took off from Coningsby at 0930 on the morning of 48th December 1941 on an operation to Brest. The aircraft was hit by flak in the target area which wounded Flt Lt Wright. On return to base the aircraft stalled and crashed. The flak damage is believed to have been a contributory factor. Flight Sgt Pendrill was an experienced pilot and had gained an immediate DFM for devotion to duty on recent operations. The aircraft had completed a total of 89hrs. Crew: W/C D F Balsdon †, F/S G E A Pendrill DFM †, Sgt H Bischlager (RCAF) †, Sgt J L Gibson (RCAF) †, Sgt F Y D Kerr †, Sgt R T Bray †, Sgt L W Jones †, F/L R A Wright †.

L7491 - 97Sq, 1654CU, Swung on take-off, Wigsley17May43

L7492 - 97, 61, 50Sqs; 1485Flt, 1654CU, 4AOS. Became 3985M.

L7493 - 25OTU, 49Sq Aug43, 1661CU, SOC Oct43. 392hrs

L7494 - Delivered to 61Sq in September 1941. The aircraft took off from Woolfox Lodge at 17:42 on the evening of 7th December 1941 on an operation to bomb Boulogne docks. It exploded and crashed into the sea off Boulogne. Sgt Wells is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, the rest have no known graves. Crew: S/Ldr J L Riley †, Sgt C L Wells †, P/O R Adcock †, Sgt J V Randall †, F/S J Wilson †, Sgt J Crawford †, Sgt J B Leigh (RNZAF) †.

L7495 - 61Sq, Abandoned 16Jan42. Fell at Grimoldby

L7496 - 61Sq, 1654CU, Crashed and burnt at Wigsby 5Jul42

L7497 - 61Sq 10Oct41, Missing 27Mar42

 

 

Avro Manchester Ia L7515 viewed from a Hampden

 

L7515 - 207Sq Oct41; 106, 49Sqs; 1656CU, SOC Nov43

L7516 - 61Sq, 50Sq Apr42, Lost mining 29/30Apr42

L7517 - Damaged by fire before delivery. Scrapped December 1941

L7518 - 61Sq 15Oct41, Lost off Bergen-am-zee 25Mar42

L7519 - 61, 50Sqs Burnt out at Thorlby, Lincs 13May42

L7520 - Delivered to 61Sq on 21st October 1941, the aircraft crashed on 2nd November 1941 near Roxton, 7 miles NE of Bedford after the port engine cut and all attempts to feather the airscrew failed. Pilot: P/O A L Searby.

L7521 - 61, 50Sqs, Crashed Waddington 5Sep42. 347hrs

L7522 - 97Sq (OF-V), 83Sq Jan42, Missing 22Feb42

L7523 - Delivered to 207Sq (EM-M) during November 1941, the aircraft took off from Bottesford at 1735 on the evening of14th January 1942 but crashed at 2045 and burnt out at Cliff House Farm near Holmpton, 4 miles SSE of Withernsea, Yorkshire. Crew: F/S B C Wescombe †,F/S F E Thomas †, Sgt E R Harper †, F/S L Sieve †, Sgt C R Westbury †, Sgt J T Howe †, Sgt M R Walker †.

L7524 - 25OTU, 49Sq, 1485Flt, 1661/68CU's, SOC Oct43. 276hrs

L7525 - 97, 106, 83, 50Sqs; 1485Flt, 1661CU, SOC Aug43. 423hrs

L7526 - 25OTU Nov41; 49, 207Sqs; 1656CU Oct42, SOC Jul43

 

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Lancasters

L7527 - AAEE Oct41 Avro Apr42, 1654CU, 15Sq Mar44, Lost 27Mar44

L7528 - TFU Hurn 11Nov41, Woodford 24Dec41, AFEE, SOC Jul44

L7529 - AAEE 15Nov41, Modified by Avro Mar42, Crashed 1May42

L7530 - 44Sq 28Dec41, 207 Con Flt 25Feb42, SOC 12Feb43

L7531 - 44Sq 6Jan42; Crashed on take-off, Coningsby 23Apr42

L7532 - 44, 97, 61, 207Sqs; 1654CU, 3LFS (A5-P), 90Sq, Scrap Oct46

L7533 - 44Sq (KM-K), Missing 8/9May42

L7534 - 44Sq (KM-F), 50Sq Jul42, Crashed 14Aug42. 70hrs

L7535 - AAEE Dec41, Became 3107M at 4SoTT and 12SoTT

L7536 - 44Sq (KM-H), Shot down near Bernay 17Apr42

L7537 - 44Sq (KM-L) 24Dec41, Missing 3Jul42. 65hrs

 

 

Avro Lancaster I L7538 (44 squadron)

 

L7538 - 44Sq (KM-B) 24Dec41, 97Sq Jan42, Crashed 20Feb42

L7539 - 44Sq (KM-G) Dec41, 50Sq, 1654CU, 463Sq, 10MU, SOC Dec46

L7540 - 44Sq Jan42; 83, 207 Con Flts, 1654CU, 5LFS SOC Apr44

L7541 - 44Sq, 1654/61CU's, 300Sq, 1LFS, 1667/2/8CU's, SOC Jun45

L7542 - 44Sq Jan42, Crashed 7Feb42. 6hrs

L7543 - 44Sq Jan 42, 207Sq Apr42, Missing 12Jul42. 133hrs

L7544 - 44, 207Sqs; 1667/62/51/54CU's, 3LFS; SOC May45

L7545 - 44Sq 1654CU, Collided with Oxford AB665 over Barton Lodge, Melton Mowbray 8Apr43

L7546 - 44Sq 17Jan42, Avro wing tests 207Sq. Lost 8Nov42

L7547 - 44Sq, 207Sq (EM-M) Sep42, Lost (Milan) 15Feb43. 208hrs

L7548 - 44Sq (KM-T) Shot down by fighters (Augsburg) 17Apr42

L7549 - 44Sq (KM-Q) Jan42, Crashed 23Apr42

L7565 - 44Sq (KM-V) Shot down by fighters (Augsburg) 17Apr42

L7566 - 44Sq First Lancaster to operate. Became 5792M

L7567 - 44Sq Jan42, 49Sq, Missing 9Jul42. 76hrs

L7568 - Avro 1Mar41, 83Sq Apr42, Crashed 10Jul42. 131hrs

L7569 - 44Sq. 61, 106Sqs, Became 4166M at 4SoTT

L7570 - 97Sq (OF-B), Missing 20Mar43

L7571 - 97Sq 16Feb42, 61Sq May42, Lost with 207Sq 17Sep42

L7572 - 97Sq (OF-L) 13Mar42, Lost at Trondheim 27/28Apr42

L7573 - 97Sq (OF-K) Feb42, Shot down at Augsburg 17Apr42

L7574 - 97Sq 17Feb42, 61Sq Nov43, Lost 22Nov43. 334hrs

L7575 - 97Sq (OF-Y), 1654CU, Broke up in the air over Warren Farm, Colney Hatch, 22Oct43

L7576 - 97Sq, 622Sq (GI-K), Jul44, Lost (Stuttgart) 29Jul44. 538hrs

L7577 - 97Sq (OF-T) 25Feb42; 1660, 1654CU's. Became 3610M

L7578 - 207Sq 8Mar42, 83Sq, 1654/68CU's, 5LFS, Burnt, May44

L7579 - 106Sq, 1654CU, ECFS Dec43, SOC Oct45

L7580 - 207Sq (EM-O) 17Mar42, (EM-C) May42, 5LFS, SOC Nov45

L7581 - 44Sq (KM-R) Mar42, Crashed and burnt at base 20May42

L7582 - 207, 106, 100Sqs; 1667CU, 1LFS, Became 5453M

L7583 - 207Sq (EM-A), 1661CU (GP-X), 5LFS, Scrap Nov46

L7584 - 44Sq (KM-S) Mar42, Crashed 22Aug42. 173hrs

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