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By Gordon Thorburn

From eleven June 1943 (the date of Lancaster Mark III EE136 WS/R's first op) to her final with nine Squadron (on 19 October 1944), eighty-six Lancasters have been assigned to quantity nine. of those, fifty have been misplaced to enemy motion, one other 5 crashed at domestic, 3 crashed in Russia at the first Tirpitz raid and 4 have been transferred to different squadrons in basic terms to be misplaced by means of them, leaving simply twenty-four nonetheless flying.

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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More Luck of a Lancaster: 109 Operations, 315 Crew, 101 by Gordon Thorburn PDF

From eleven June 1943 (the date of Lancaster Mark III EE136 WS/R's first op) to her final with nine Squadron (on 19 October 1944), eighty-six Lancasters have been assigned to quantity nine. of those, fifty have been misplaced to enemy motion, one other 5 crashed at domestic, 3 crashed in Russia at the first Tirpitz raid and 4 have been transferred to different squadrons in simple terms to be misplaced through them, leaving simply twenty-four nonetheless flying.

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