The Loss of Lancaster JA691

The crew of Lancaster JA897 (44 Sqn)


This Lancaster took off from Dunholme Lodge at 2201hrs. It was hot by cannon fire from a night fighter and the crew were ordered to abandon the aircraft. Sgt Sparks managed to open one of the hatches and escape; the only crew member to do so.

Berlin War Cemetery


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Sgt T H R James


Prisoner of War

Sgt W Sparks


Runnymede Airforces Memorial


Sgt W J Drew
Sgt J D McG Reid
Sgt S I Rudkin
Sgt J T Jopling
Sgt J H Bassett