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    Hi. My first post with thanks for acceptance. I am trying to locate the crash site for Lancaster NF254 which crashed on a training flight on 21st March 1945 near RAF Ludford in Lincolnshire. A record gives the crash as 1 mile N East of Ludford airfield ,but my father believes he witnessed the debris of this crash and says it to be 1 mile N west of Ludford. I know some records can be mistranscibed but wonder if more details of this crash are known. Many thanks Dave

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    Hi Dave, welcome aboard.
    I have moved your thread to the General Category which is dedicated for the general questions like yours and here it will also attract more attention.

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    Default Re: Crash site lancaster

    Hello, and welcome to the Forum.

    Just a slight typo in the serial number - isn't it NF954 SR-W of 101 Squadron?

    https://www.bcar.org.uk/new1945-incident-logs

    I'm sure someone on here can help with further details.

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    Welcome aboard! Not much of a problem with the weather. Stiff W–SW wind, good vis, and 6-8/8ths Sc – just right for circuit bashing!! Ludford was also one of the very early FIDO equipped airfields.
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    Thank you. My first post and still finding my way around.

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    Hi Thanks for this. I got the original info from the bcar site. Your suggestion to contact seems a good idea. Dave

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    Hi. I have recieved a quick response from the BCAR site which i was impressed with , but sadly the crash i believed to be correct is not the case. Because i dont have plane or date of crash details i am not sure where to go from here. Any further advice would be appreciated.
    Regards Dave

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