Lancaster loss

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  1. Lex McAulay

    Lex McAulay New Member

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    23 December 1943, Berlin raid, Lancaster JB611 AR*R of 460 Sqn RAAF, captain Edward Corser, failed to return.
    Corser and all crew KIA; he is buried in garrison cemetery Doberitz.
    Only 15 Lancs lost that night but possibly he was lost to AA.
    any information on this loss please?
    Lex McAulay
     
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    Hi Lex,

    My records show that Lancaster B Mk III. serial JB611 coded AR-R of 460 squadron was lost on the night 2-3 December 1943

    It was a bad night for for 460 squadron, as they lost 5 lancasters on that night mission to berlin.

    The details on JB611 are patchy to say the least - All I can confirm is that it took off from RAF Binbrook crashed near Doberitz. (records from the national archives at Kew)

    Crew:
    Squadron leader E.G.M. Corser DFC MID RAAF
    Flight Sergeant W.W. Harrington
    Flight Sergeant A.J.J. Brown RAAF
    Sergeant W.A.Young
    Sergeant L.R.Price
    Sergeant H.G.Keymer
    W/O L.A.Kent DFC RAAF

    Six of the crew have no known graves and are listed at Runnymede, but the Pilot Sdn Ldr Corser, is buried in the 1939-1945 War cemetery at Berlin.

    May They all Rest in Peace...
     
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