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Brian Jagger - Aircrew Details - Aviation Directory

Brian Jagger


Name : Brian Jagger
Died : 30th April 1944

He was Front Gunner on Lancaster ED929 AJ-L of No.617 Sqn on the Dambusters raid of 16th - 17th May 1943. His aircraft took several attempts, but successfully dropped its mine on the Eder dam although no breach was caused. The aircraft returned safely to base. He was killed in action on 30th April 1944.

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No.617 Sqn RAF

Sergeant

unknown

unknown

16-05-1943

Lancaster

ED929




Squadrons :
No.617 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
David John Shannon
Robert Jack Henderson
Daniel Revie Walker
Brian Goodale
Leonard Joseph Sumpter
Brian Jagger
Jack Buckley
Historical Notes :
30-04-1943 - Joined No.617 Sqn with code AJ-L.
16-05-1943 - Took part in the Dambusters raid as part of the first wave. After several attempts, successfully dropped mine on Eder dam, but failed to cause a breach. Returned to base safely. Crew : Flight Lieutenant David John Shannon (Pilot), Sergeant Robert Jack Henderson (Flight Engineer), Flying Officer Daniel Revie Walker (Navigator), Flying Officer Brian Goodale (Wireless Operator), Flight Sergeant Leonard Joseph Sumpter (Bomb Aimer), Sergeant Brian Jagger (Front Gunner), Flying Officer Jack Buckley (Rear Gunner).
07-10-1946 - Scrapped.

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Lancaster

ED929

AJ-L

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Aircraft for : Brian Jagger
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Lancaster



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Manufacturer : Avro
Production Began : 1942
Retired : 1963
Number Built : 7377

Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' Operation Gomorrah in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.



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No.617 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 23rd March 1943

Apres mois, le deluge - After me, the flood

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First created : 12:16, May 22, 2013
Created by : kc

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