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Kevin Mears
12th December 2007, 20:40
This is a new series of Publications recording the losses of all Lancasters. Written by Doug Cuthbertson, they list each Lancaster loss chronologically. The information given is similar to that found in BCL but is written in a much more readable format and contains additional information to that found in BCL where such information exists.

I have Volume 2, January to April 1943, which runs to some 120 pages in a soft cover A4 format. This volume is priced at 12.99 and, in my opinion, represents excellent value for money.

It is available from:

The National Archives at Kew.

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.

Newark Air Museum.

You can contact the Publisher directly by ordering from SixEightThree Publishing at 31, Whitley Crescent, Bicester, OX26 4XP or by emailing them at sixeightthreepub@yahoo.co.uk

I hope you finds this as useful a publication as I am.


Kevin Mears

Doug Cuthbertson
18th December 2007, 01:22
Thank you, Mr Mears, for highlighting this book series. I am pleased it is of interest to you.
For the benefit of others, I would like to elaborate on the scope of these books.
The text includes full names and service numbers. Also, crash locations, where known, and burial places. A large majority of the entries have the next of kin and their homes towns quoted, because they also deserve recognition.
Commission dates for officers in the RAF and RAFVR are shown, with their previous rank and number. Those who survived the war, have their promotions listed.
POWs and evaders are also recorded. Some of the latter have a summary of their evasion experiences. These were selected on a purely random basis. All evaders are shown with the relevant National Archives piece number, should anyone wish to carry out their own research.
Most personnel in the RAAF are recorded with their date and place of birth and enlistment.
Also listed, are aircrew who were killed in action, but the aircraft was able to return, and deceased ground crew of Lancaster units.
Honours and awards to the men, within the text, are given, with the London Gazette promulgation date.
Volume One covers 1942. Volume Three will be from May to July 1943. No publication date has been set, at the moment. It depends on the interest in these first two volumes.


Doug Cuthbertson
5th January 2008, 14:30
Could I also say that, where traceable, individual bomb loads are also recorded in this book series.