The Loss of Lancaster JA691

The crew of Lancaster W4935 (44 Sqn)

 

This Lancaster took off from Dunholme Lodge at 2139hrs. It crashed into the Baltic near the target area. Eventually two bodies were washed ashore. The grave of Sgt Philip (the rear gunner) is shown above but the whereabouts of Sgt H C MacAninch is uncertain and is he is remembered at Runnymede with the other crew members.

 

Berlin War Cemetery

 

Click to load the large image
Sgt W Philip
 

 

Runnymede Airforces Memorial

Sgt R McM Campbell
Sgt J Graham
Sgt H C MacAninch
F/O L G Popperwell 
Sgt A H Thompson
Sgt J G Watkins