The Loss of Lancaster JA691

The crew of Mosquito DZ379 (139 Sqn)

 

Takeoff at 2052hrs from Wyton. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Berge, 5km WNW of Nauen. The mosquito was part of the diversionary raid on Berlin intended to draw the night-fighters away from the main target at Peenemünde. F/O Cooke (an American) was reported to have been buried in Döberitz but this is not confirmed. He is remembered in the Maidenhead register. Sgt Dixon has no known grave.

 

Runnymede Airforces Memorial

Sgt D A H Dixon

 

The Maidenhead Register

F/O A S Cooke