By Gordon Thorburn
As extra got here in, 3 of these twenty-four have been transferred to a brand new squadron, the reforming No 189. those have been EE136 (93 operations), PB146 (36 ops), and LM745 (four ops). All 3 observed the struggle out, not like such a lot of others. in the course of 189 Squadron's operational interval that includes EE136 (1 November 1944 to three February 1945) thirty-four Lancasters got here at the power of which 9 have been misplaced in that point. Over the operational life of Lancaster EE136, forty-two assorted skippers took her on her grand overall of 109 journeys. Altogether, 315 males flew on ops during this computer, lots of them greater than as soon as - the main 'capped' captain, F/O Roy Lake, twenty-two instances - and of these males, one hundred and one have been killed in different aircraft.
Those are the facts. yet this can be the tale of the lads at the back of the numbers.
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