The Loss of Lancaster JA691

The crew of Lancaster JD296 (102 Sqn)



Takeoff at 2123hrs from Pocklington. On completing their attack the crew were unable to close the bomb doors. On their return they were diverted to Ashbourne in Derbyshire but overshot on the landing and crashed at 0530hrs. Fortunately nobody was injured.


Crash landed in the UK

F/S W B Lambert
Sgt E J Dyke
F/O W L Cook
Sgt L H Thomas
Sgt W A Rice
Sgt H E Bentley
Sgt J Hope