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    Default Lancaster Mk. I - LL840 - VN-M - 22nd June 1944

    L.S.,

    More known about this crew ?

    Army Service Number, Full name, Age, Hometown ?

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    Crew: Lancaster Mk. I - LL840 - VN-M - 22nd June 1944 - Operation Scholven/Buer
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    104459 - S/L - Pilot - T. B. Cole - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
    ...... - F/S - K. H. C. Ingram - RAFVR - Age .. - EXE
    ...... - F/O - J. Craven - RAFVR - Age .. - EVD
    1576595 - F/S - A. G. Beresford - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
    ...... - P/O - E. J. Blakemore - RAFVR - Age .. - EVD
    1376435 - W/O - W.Op./Air Gunner - J. F. Lane - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
    1880037 - Sgt - Air Gunner - F. H. Shorter - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
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    Lancaster Mk. I - LL840 - VN-M - S/L - T. B. Cole - 02:35 - Oenerbroek
    Squadron 50 - 22nd June 1944 - Operation Scholven/Buer
    2 KIA - 1 EXE - 2 POW - 2 EVD
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    Lancaster Mk. I - LL840 - VN-M was airborne - 23:17 - 21 Jun 1944 from Skellingthorpe, UK
    Shot down by a night- fighter and crashed at Oene (Gelderland), 5 km E of Epe,
    where W/O Lane, flying as 2nd W/Op, and Sgt Shorter are buried in the General Cemetery
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    Checking the Air Force List October 1945 I find only one J.CRAVEN !

    I believe it is the same man :-

    127012 F/L (11/8/44) John CRAVEN D.F.C Navigator

    D.F.C London Gazette 10/9/1943 61 Sqn

    I can't find any E.J Blackmore listed in October 1945 RAF !

    Also I have a note that F/S K H C Ingram was awarded an Mention in Despatches London Gazette 13/6/1946 !

    Plus S/L T.B COLE was awarded the D.F.C :-

    104459 F/O Thomas Bernard COLE D.F.C London Gazette 12/1/1943 50 Sqn !

    It would appear that some of crew were on their second tour with Bomber Command !

    Mark

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    Hi
    K H C Ingram was age 21 and his Service No was1400819.CWGC record his death as 1/10/44 which suggests that he may have been captured after the crash, or after a period on the run from capture.His parents are recorded as from Portsmouth, Hampshire
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    Kenneth Herschel Callender Ingram

    F/S Ingram, who had initially evaded,
    tragically fell into the hands of the Nazi Gestapo who shot him 2 Oct 1944
    He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

    see here : http://www.ugchelen.org/heidehof/herdenkn.htm

    so the 01 Oct 1944 on CWGC is incorrect !!!!
    Last edited by PATS; 16th November 2008 at 10:43.
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    For Blakemore I've svcnr 169156.

    Henk.

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    Checking again on Blakemore he was :-

    169156 F/L Eric James BLAKEMORE D.F.M - Wireless Operator

    Distinguished Flying Medal LG 23/12/1941 914262 Sergeant - 9 Sqn completed 30 sorties

    Pilot Officer 25/11/43 Flying Officer 25/5/44 Flight Lieutenant 25/11/43

    Another second tour veteran !

    Mark

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    Gentlemen,

    Thanks for this

    This is what I have of this crew - more info at my site -

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    Crew: Lancaster Mk. I - LL840 - VN-M - 22nd June 1944 - Operation Scholven/Buer
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    104459 - S/L - Pilot - T. B. Cole - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
    F/O Thomas Bernard Cole - D.F.C - London Gazette - 12/1/1943 - 50 Sqn
    1400819 - F/S - K. H. C. Ingram - RAFVR - Age 21 - EXE
    F/S K. H. C. Ingram was awarded an Mention in Despatches London Gazette - 13/6/1946
    127012 - F/O - J. Craven - RAFVR - Age .. - EVD
    F/L (11/8/44) John Craven - D.F.C - Navigator - D.F.C London Gazette 10/9/1943 61 Sqn
    1576595 - F/S - A. G. Beresford - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
    169156 - P/O - Wireless Operator - E. J. Blakemore - RAFVR - Age .. - EVD
    F/L - Eric James Blakemore - D.F.M - LG - 23/12/1941 - 914262 - Sergeant - 9 Sqn completed 30 sorties
    Pilot Officer - 25/11/43 - Flying Officer 25/5/44 - Flight Lieutenant 25/11/43
    A second tour veteran
    1376435 - W/O - W.Op./Air Gunner - J. F. Lane - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
    1880037 - Sgt - Air Gunner - F. H. Shorter - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
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    additional info ASN, Names, Awards - by Marks and Henk Welting - via "Rafcommands" forum
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