97 Sqn PFF Lancaster JB708 OF-J

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    Lancaster 111 JB708 OF-J 97 Sqn PFF Exploded in flight over Vendville and crashed within the limit of Lille-Vendeville airfield, then used by the Luftwaffe on 10/05 1944. The crew were as follows:

    SMITH JOHN BAIRD
    New Zealand Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Royal New Zealand Air Force 97 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 27 Service No: 414691

    ROWLANDS ALBERT RAYMOND
    United Kingdom Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Royal Air Force 97 Sqdn. Age: 26 Service No: 537312 Son of Thomas William and Emily Rowlands

    WESTON ARTHUR WILLIAM
    United Kingdom Flight Lieutenant (Navigator) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 97 Sqdn. Age: 34 Service No: 134059 Details: Son of Alfred Robert and May Weston; husband of Margaret Weston of Southwick Sunderland Co. Durham.

    JONES LEONARD CYRIL
    United Kingdom Flight Lieutenant (Air Bomber) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 97 Sqdn. Age: 35 Service No: 138589

    HARVEY DONALD EDMUND DUNNING
    United Kingdom Pilot Officer (Wireless Operator.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 97 Sqdn. Age: 21 Service No: 174353

    CHAPMAN JOHN RANDALL
    Canadian Warrant Officer (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force 97 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 22 Service No: R/85522

    SHERMAN STEPHEN GEORGE COCKRANE
    Canadian Flying Officer (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force 97 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Service No: J/17360

    I have information re P/O Harvey DFM (my uncle), Flt Lt Jones DFC WO Randall DFC. Has anyone has information re the remaining crew members or the aircraft please?

    Peter Harvey
     
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