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    Default Casualty Feb 1945 1622714 T.L Lenton

    Does anyone have any info on Casualty 1622714 T.L Lenton who died in February 1945???

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    Chris

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    Hi Chris
    From RAF Bomber Command Losses Vol 6 , W R Chorley.Lenton was the Tail Gunner in Lancaster I, NG147, AP-C of 186 Sqn. The a/c left Stradishall at 2315 on 16-17/Jan/1945 for a raid on a synthetic oil plant at Wanne-Eickel but crashed and exploded 3 Mins later at Kedington nr Haverhill in Suffolk killing all 7 of the crew:-
    F/Lt R R Tait pilot
    Sgt P A Sumpter, F/Eng
    F/Sgt T B Darney, Nav
    F/O H C Dutfield, Air Bomber
    F/Sgt W S Gamble W/Op
    P/O G S Haslam, Mu/Gunner
    Sgt T L Lenton Tail Gunner
    The CWGC details for Lenton are on http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2697298
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    ah many many thanks for the info.......need to get me them Chorley books one day...Cheers!!!!!

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    Hi Chris,

    I have the No.186(B) Squadron ORB and details on this crash, contact me off board and I will send them on.

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

    ~~IN TIME ~~

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    Sorry for dragging up an old topic, but I am also looking for info on Sgt Lenton - I started a previous thread on his crews normal operating Lancaster here http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7446

    Thanks

    Alistair

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