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Lancaster III JB349 PM-G

Lancaster III JB349 PM-G
Author: Matthias Baars (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:54:11 16 January 2004
Post:
Hello!

My Name is Matthias i live in the near from Gronau/Barfelde from the Crew:

18/19.10.43 103 Lancaster III JB349 PM-G Elsham Wolds WO R Stevens 1733 Hannover Crashed SW of Hildesheim

18/19.10.43 103 Lancaster III JB349 PM-G Elsham Wolds Sgt E Hill 1733 Hannover Crashed SW of Hildesheim

18/19.10.43 103 Lancaster III JB349 PM-G Elsham Wolds PO G G Banks 1733 Hannover Crashed SW of Hildesheim

18/19.10.43 103 Lancaster III JB349 PM-G Elsham Wolds Sgt J C Tetley 1733 Hannover Crashed SW of Hildesheim

18/19.10.43 103 Lancaster III JB349 PM-G Elsham Wolds FSgt J Sutherland RNZAF 1733 Hannover Crashed SW of Hildesheim

18/19.10.43 103 Lancaster III JB349 PM-G Elsham Wolds Sgt W F Cox 1733 Hannover Crashed SW of Hildesheim

18/19.10.43 103 Lancaster III JB349 PM-G Elsham Wolds Sgt R Kemp-Welch 1733 Hannover Crashed SW of Hildesheim

You have Informatin from the Plane or Contact with still alive or you can me give more information to this Plane

-send me a E-Mail please.



RE: Lancaster III JB349 PM-G
Author: errol.martyn@xtra.co.nz (Guest)
Time Stamp:
22:38:03 16 January 2004
Post:
Matthias,

The following is an extract from Volume Two (Fates: 1943-1998) of my trilogy ‘For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915’:

Mon 18/Tue 19 Oct 1943

BOMBER COMMAND

Raid on Hannover, Germany (by 360 Lancasters - 19 lost)

103 Squadron, RAF (Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire - 1 Group)

Lancaster III JB349/G - took off at 1733 captained by Wt Off R Stevens, RAF, and brought down south of the target, crashing between Gronau and Barfelde, 14km SW of Hildesheim, at 2045. Five of the crew were buried at Gronau, but later reinterred at Hannover. Two of their comrades, the air bomber and wireless operator, have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Air Bomber: NZ422670 Flt Sgt James SUTHERLAND, RNZAF - Age 34. 228hrs. 5th op.

Errol