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    Could anyone advise on the composition of the Lincoln crew in 1949 / 1950.

    Using the Lancaster as an example, the composition at the end of the war was a Pilot, a Navigator (Plotter), a Navigator (Radar), a Wireless Operator, two Air Gunners and a Flight Engineer.

    I am assuming the Lincoln crew was similar, although I believe some of the trades may have changed between 1945 and 1949.

    Your usual thoughts would be welcome

    Regards

    Pete

    (Having to ask the question as I am in temporary accommodation away from most of my books at the moment)
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    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hello,

    Lincoln at War 1944-1966 (p.37), has this to say:

    The Lincoln, like the Lancaster, carried a standard operational crew of 7, comprising pilot, flight engineer, navigator plotter (who acted as visual bomb aimer and front gunner), nav/radar (acting as H2S bomb aimer), signaller, mid-upper and rear gunner.

    See:
    Lincoln at War 1944-1966
    Garbett,Mike & Brian Goulding
    Shepperton:Ian Allan,1979
    pp.37-50.

    Seems borne out by the following listing of Lincoln accidents 1949-1950:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...e_Avro_Lincoln

    NB. 15 March 1950 - RF511 - 6 killed, 1 survivor.
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    Thanks Col; much appreciated.

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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