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Thread: lancaster crash at RAF Fiskerton 2/4/45

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    Hi all
    I have previously asked this group if they could help me on the crash at this airfield
    I have spoken at length to my uncle les brown who at the time was a Flt/sgt W/op with 576 sqn (lanc NG273}
    on the morning of 2/4/45 he and the crews enginner were walking along the peri track when they heard a lanc approaching with engine problems
    the lanc flew over both of them at a very low height (both of them had to throw themselves on to the ground)
    the aircraft hit a building and was tilted vertically on to its back and exploded
    les and the enginner ran to the lanc
    a crewman had been thrown clear and was lying on his back, badley burned, with bubbles and blood coming from his nose and mouth
    les could not help him and called for the medics
    the injured airman Sgt H A Lunt the rear gunner was taken to RAF Raunceby hospital
    Les still insists there was a WAAF recovered from the aircraft
    Chorleys record of this states that the accident happened on the 5/4/45
    so
    could you lads check your records on any WAAF death on 2/4/45
    the WAAF must have come from RAF Woolfox Lodge(the lancs airfield)(HK 655 of 1651 HCU)
    regards
    dave
    Last edited by fiskerton; 7th July 2008 at 21:34.

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    Dave,
    For 2-4-1945 I've two unaccounted, both on the Runnymede Memorial:
    F/Lt John C. FRANCIS - 1384492 - Panel 265
    F/O John JACKSON - 164797 - Panel 267.
    For "6"-4-1945 unaccounted:
    LACW Lilian A. FIELDER - 470555 - buried Bromley Hill Cem., Lewisham, London county.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi All
    Lilian Fielder's death is registered at Bournemouth a long way from Fiskerton
    Nice to see Henk starting back!!
    Regards and best wishes
    Dick

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    hi lads
    thank you for your replies
    i am of the opinion that the waaf was indeed on the lancaster that crashed that day at fiskerton
    les was quite adament on it
    having looked at various national records for the raf
    im used to not seeing accurate records
    its ods on the poor lass was on a sight seeing trip that ended in her death
    les was part of the funeral party that took the bodies to lincoln railway station
    something one would not forget

    thanks to all for your responces
    dave

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    Dave,

    Have you thought of obtaining her death certificate? That will state the cause of death, and remove any doubt.

    Brian

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    hi brian
    i dont know the WAAF,s name
    so im at a brick wall with this
    other members of the group have using their WAFF records helped me but ive drawn a blank
    im familiar with incomplete RAF records and this is possibly an example
    at the moment im tracing my uncles service history after he completed his 1st tour of ops with 576 sqn
    he was promoted at scampton from flt/sgt to pilot officer in april 45 and by may 45 ive found him at 1667 HCU RAF Sandtoft as fishpond instuctor
    from there he volenteered for a 2nd tour with tiger force and was posted to RAF Vigsagapatam in india
    he ended up as flt/lt ((acting sqn ldr )
    (having joined the RAF at blackpool as an erk in may 42
    and volenteered for aircrew)
    and for a few weeks in aug 46 a sqn commander until a replacement sqn ldr was appointed
    i paid the uk Nat records office 500 for some 180 files at 2.50 per file
    did they show him there
    like hell and p.s .thanks for the 500
    so records are only as good as the person compiling them
    evan so it was worth the cost
    a very brave and modest man among many that could have the honour of calling themselves aircrew

    his crew picture is in my group profile

    regards
    dave

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    Hi Dave,

    Did you see my reply to your thread on a Halifax crash at Sandtoft? Does the info I provided tie in with what you know?

    Jim
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