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Lancaster ED925 - Aircraft Details - Aviation Directory

Lancaster ED925


Type : Lancaster
Last Flew : 17th May 1943
Known Codes :
AJ-M


Known information
17th May 1943Took part in the Dambusters raid. Dropped bomb late and it went over the Mohne dam, exploding beyond it. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed not far from the target. Flight Lieutenant J V Hopgood DFC* killed, Sergeant C Brennan killed, Flying Officer K Earnshaw killed, Sergeant J W Minchin killed, Flight Sergeant J W Fraser taken prisoner, Pilot Officer G H F G Gregory DFM killed, Pilot Officer A F Burcher DFM taken prisoner.



Pilots and Aircrew who flew : Lancaster ED925
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Brennan, Charles
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   Died : 17 / 5 / 1943
Brennan, Charles

Killed on 17th May 1943 when his Lancaster ED925 AJ-M of No.617 Sqn crashed on the Dambusters raid. The aircraft dropped its mine late and it bounced over the Mohne dam, exploding beyond it. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed not far from the target. He was the Flight Engineer.
Burcher, Anthony Fisher
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Burcher, Anthony Fisher

Taken prisoner on 17th May 1943 when his Lancaster ED925 AJ-M of No.617 Sqn crashed on the Dambusters raid. The aircraft dropped its mine late and it bounced over the Mohne dam, exploding beyond it. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed not far from the target. He was the
Earnshaw, Ken
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   Died : 17 / 5 / 1943
Earnshaw, Ken

Killed on 17th May 1943 when his Lancaster ED925 AJ-M of No.617 Sqn crashed on the Dambusters raid. The aircraft dropped its mine late and it bounced over the Mohne dam, exploding beyond it. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed not far from the target. He was the Navigator.
Fraser, James W
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Fraser, James W

Taken prisoner on 17th May 1943 when his Lancaster ED925 AJ-M of No.617 Sqn crashed on the Dambusters raid. The aircraft dropped its mine late and it bounced over the Mohne dam, exploding beyond it. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed not far from the target. He was the Bomb Aimer.
Gregory, George Henry Ford Goodwin
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   Died : 17 / 5 / 1943
Gregory, George Henry Ford Goodwin

Killed on 17th May 1943 when his Lancaster ED925 AJ-M of No.617 Sqn crashed on the Dambusters raid. The aircraft dropped its mine late and it bounced over the Mohne dam, exploding beyond it. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed not far from the target. He was the Front Gunner.
Hopgood, John Vere
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   Died : 17 / 5 / 1943
Hopgood, John Vere

Killed on 17th May 1943 when his Lancaster ED925 AJ-M of No.617 Sqn crashed on the Dambusters raid. The aircraft dropped its mine late and it bounced over the Mohne dam, exploding beyond it. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed not far from the target. He was the pilot.
Minchin, John W
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   Died : 17 / 5 / 1943
Minchin, John W

Killed on 17th May 1943 when his Lancaster ED925 AJ-M of No.617 Sqn crashed on the Dambusters raid. The aircraft dropped its mine late and it bounced over the Mohne dam, exploding beyond it. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed not far from the target. He was the Wireless Operator.



Squadrons for : Lancaster ED925
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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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No.617 Sqn RAF

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Aircraft type : Lancaster
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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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