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Lancaster II  LL701 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Lancaster II  LL701


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 24 Feb 44 Aircraft Name Lancaster II Serial Number LL701
Unit 115 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 1850 24 Feb 1944 from Witchford. All are buried in D_rnbach War Cemetery.
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Lancaster II LL701

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantLeonard Charles CASPER (1392257) Lancaster II LL701  Ext Link 1944-02-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantArthur Frederick CHALLINOR (1623295) Lancaster II LL701  Ext Link 1944-02-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerJohn Buller COLTHURST (143762) Lancaster II LL701  Ext Link 1944-02-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight LieutenantJames Clement HORNBY (150016) Lancaster II LL701  Ext Link 1944-02-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerFrancis Leonard KENNEDY (J/92027) Lancaster II LL701  IBCC 1944-02-25115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantKenneth MORLEY (1531492) Lancaster II LL701  Ext Link 1944-02-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantGordon Lewis WARD (R/191520) Lancaster II LL701  IBCC 1944-02-25115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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Additional Information RequiredHi, Looking for any additional information on the following losses, other than what is recorded in the excellent BCL volumes, I am missing crash locations and cause on a few. Any help or pointers most welcome. Each of the crews were at one stage operational with No.623 Squadron ( No.3 Group) before it disbanded in December 1943. 27.01.1944 Berlin. 115 Squadron LL682 KO-P Take off Witchford at 1757hrs. Last heard on W/T at 0055hrs transmitting a weak SOS. The transmission was extremely weak but put the Lancaster on a bearing of 020 degrees from RAF Binbrook. An intense ASR search was undertaken but sadly nothing was found of the young crew. 22.04.1944 Dusseldorf : 115 squadron ND753 A4-K The crew took off from RAF Witchford at 23:02hrs, hit by flak and crashed at Unterrath in the northern outskirts of Dusseldorf, bursting into flames. All the crew of which six were original 623 Squadron members are buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. 22.04.1944 : Dusseldorf : 7 PFF squadron ND353 MG-N Flight Lieutenant McGillivray, Prisoners of War. Two possible candidates for this loss. Lt Otto Schwamb of 8./JG302 a wilde Sau FW190 equipped unit at 01.15hrs. There also a possibility that the aircraft was attacked and shot down by Hmpt Ernst- Modrow of 1./NJG1Wilhem at 01.10hrs ? Crash location ? 24.12.1943 : Berlin : 514 Squadron LL671 JI-B2 Failed to return from an attack on Berlin 23/24th December 1943. The Lancaster crashed near Osteim-Frieburg Germany. Six of the original crew including 25-year-old Kenneth Whitting were killed. He and his crew are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Cause? 24.02.1944 : Schweinfurt : 115 Squadron LL701 KO-F Flight Lieutenant Hornby and crew departed RAF Witchford at 18.50hrs. All the crew were killed and their names are recorded on the Runnymede Memorial. Of the original crew that joined No.623 Squadron five were aboard LL701. Cause / Crash location ? Thanks in advance Steve ....Read More.Steve Smith on 23rd August 2014 11:22:57
115 Squadron Avro Lancaster LL701 KO-F Lost 24.02.1944Hello Steve, My Great Uncle, Francis Leonard Kennedy (J/92027) was crew on Lancaster LL701. My cousin and I have been researching information in regards to the plane and crew members location. We have found from the German night fighter logs that LL701 went down in the North Sea. Please see info on the following link: [URL]http://www.fredtrendle.de/images/pdf/Buchauszug-Februar-1944-Nacht.pdf[/URL] On the 3rd page and 4th paragraph in German: [B]115 Sqn. (RAF) / Avro Lancaster Mk. II / # LL701 / Operation Schweinfurt / cause unknown / in the North Sea / Air Lieutenant James Clement Hornby / 7 lost [/B] If anyone reading this post is family of crew of LL701 or have interest please come and join our private Facebook page here: [URL]https://www.facebook.com/groups/262134098651936[/URL] A new question I have is can anyone please confirm the below information found on rcafcommands.com information from Hank Welting's database if the plane has not been located? “Took off 1850 24 Feb 1944 from Witchford. All are buried in D_rnbach War Cemetery.” Thank you! Chris Thomson Montreal, Canada ....Read More.MiCe007ca on 15th October 2021 09:29:06
115 Squadron Avro Lancaster LL701 KO-F Lost 24.02.1944Chris, No, they are not buried at Durnbach, I think this was just an error. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. If you go to our database entry for the aircraft involved: [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=LL701[/URL] you will find some other discussion, plus links to the CWGC entries etc. Andy ....Read More.Andy Marden on 15th October 2021 12:32:34


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