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    Black Thursday, 405 squadron


    Whilst looking at the crash of a Lancaster a few miles SE of RAF Graveley on 16/17-12-1943
    two potential aircraft were found using google.
    JB 369 is shown as crashing near Ely on the 156 squadron website with BA McLennan as pilot.
    and JB 477 is shown as crashing near Graveley with W Allen as pilot.
    But, the memorial stone erected near Graveley shows JB477 and BA McLennan and crew
    Does anyone have the orbís for 16-12-1943 for 405 squadron who can let me have the serial numbers and crew for the two aircraft and any notes. A copy would be wonderful.

    My thanks in advance.
    Paul H

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    Hello

    No serial number given in the Squadron ORB. McLennan on 'D', with W.F. Shepard, G.R. Schneider, E Halliwell, M.F.V. Roobroeck, S.H. Nutting and H.L. Cornwell. Not sure of all the spelling, the ORB is not too clear and I'm reading from my digital pictures from the microfilm reader.

    W.C. Allan in 'O', with D.H. Stamers, M. Collier, K.S Joslyn, G.L. Strang, J.C. Egan and A.E.S. Kiff.

    Chorley confirms JB477 as LQ-O, and McLennan in JB369 as LQ-D.

    Joss

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    Thank you both for your valuable information. It helps me get my head around the incident.

    Grateful thanks.
    Paul

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