Green Goddess

Green Goddess

Shown here is Lancaster B.Mk.III, CF-G, (PB158), 'Green Goddess' and crew of No.625 Sqd.
PB158 was a Mk.111 and was delivered to 625 Sqdn 15Jun44. Wore the IDs CF-G/G2. Took part in the following Key Operations: As CF-G, Kiel 23/24Jul44; Brunswick 12/13Aug44; Raimbert 31Aug44-Daylight; Essen 23/24Oct44; Duren 16Nov44-Daylight; As CF-G2, Cologne 2Mar45- Daylight-Lost. No record of total hours. Airborne 0730 from Kelstern. Exploded in the air. It is likely that the bodies of those killed were recovered by American Forces which entered the city a few days later. Taken in the first place to Henri-Chapelle, their graves are now located at Hotton War cemetery. The two survivors are described as 'safe'. F/O T.N.Downes RAAF KIA P/O R.Blackley PoW F/O L.E.Murray RAAF KIA F/O A.J.Bloy RAAF Inj Sgt K.T.Brown RAAF KIA Sgt A.J.Sayers KIA F/S W.W.Foy RAAF KIA. Subsequent information lists P/O R.Blackley as interned in Camp 7A. No PoW No. and F/O A.J.Bloy RAAF as confined in Hospital NK until Liberation.

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