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Lancaster BI  NN694 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Lancaster BI  NN694


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 11 May 44 Aircraft Name Lancaster BI Serial Number NN694
Unit 50 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 2150 10 May 1944 from Skellingthorpe to attack the railway yards. Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed with great force 500 metres W of For_t-sur-Marque in the Department of Nord 9 km E of Lille.
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Lancaster BI NN694

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantRoland Jean BECHEREL (1681254) Wireless Op Lancaster BI NN694  IBCC 1944-05-1050 Sqdn AIR27 FranceForest-Sur-Marque Communal Cem
Warrant OfficerWilliam Charles BULL (641825) Air Gunner Lancaster BI NN694  IBCC 1944-05-1050 Sqdn AIR27 FranceForest-Sur-Marque Communal Cem
Flight SergeantThomas HARRIS (650776) Flight Engi Lancaster BI NN694  IBCC 1944-05-1050 Sqdn AIR27 FranceForest-Sur-Marque Communal Cem
Flying OfficerAndrew Alexander HENRY (131970) Air Bomber Lancaster BI NN694  IBCC 1944-05-1050 Sqdn AIR27 FranceForest-Sur-Marque Communal Cem
Pilot OfficerJohn Herbert MASON (175361) Pilot Lancaster BI NN694  IBCC 1944-05-1050 Sqdn AIR27 FranceForest-Sur-Marque Communal Cem
Flight SergeantJohn Joseph WATERS (1561612) Navigator Lancaster BI NN694  IBCC 1944-05-1050 Sqdn AIR27 FranceForest-Sur-Marque Communal Cem
SergeantWilliam George WOOD (1450790) Air Gunner Lancaster BI NN694  IBCC 1944-05-1050 Sqdn AIR27 FranceForest-Sur-Marque Communal Cem

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Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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10/11 May 1944 - Lille - 97 SquadronHello A few years ago I organised a commemoration at Forest-sur-Marque, in memory of the 23 airmen buried in the village. 83 airmen from 12 Lancasters lost their lives that night. Tom Harris was the flight engineer in the crew captained by P/O J.H. MASON DFC. We had actually built a 1/72 scale Lancaster with the markings of that Lancaster, NN694 coded VN-L. 3 Lancasters crashed in the village that night. I'm quite interested as the CWGC site gave no family detail about him. You can e-mail me a send me a private message, by clicking on my name on the upper left of the message. regards Joss ....Read More.jossleclercq on 23rd November 2013 07:38:44
10/11 May 1944 - Lille - 97 SquadronHello, I am new to the Royal Air Force comments site and was intrested in you search for Flt Sgt Tom Harris, my wife is related to another crew member Sgt Roland Bechrel wireless operator and gunner on NN694 VN-L Lancaster we beleive it might have been shot down by a Night Fighter piloted by Friedrich Pottast Luftwaffe, we have the names of the rest of the crew from 50 Sqdn. We are visiting the graves in June 17 at Forest-sur-Marque. regards Phil ....Read More.airnautic on 25th April 2017 10:54:07


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