Lancaster JA695

 Part of the navigators pen and one florin

Lancaster JA695

61 Squadron RAF


11-12 April 1944

100% identification see generator and cowling photo below

Crashed at Kievermont (close to Geel)

. JA695 with No.57 Sqdn took part in the Key Operation against Cologne 3/4Jul43. No Key Ops with 61 Sqdn When lost this aircraft had a total of 23 hours. Airborne 2048 11Apr44 from Coningsby. Those killed were taken to Antwerpen-Deurne. They have been subsequently re-interred in the Schoonselhof Cemetery. Sgt Woodvine came from Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. F/O E.A.Williams DFC KIA Sgt A.B.Woodvine KIA F/S D.R.Beesley KIA F/S A.D.M.Anderson PoW Sgt J.L.Parker KIA Sgt S.A.G.Gardner KIA F/S E.Parry KIA F/S A.D.M.Anderson was interned in Camps L6/357. PoW No.3522. ”

Crashsite is empty now ,the report will come soon on this page.

 Bomb bay part


 Plexi between the potatoes

 Plexi still with brown colour

 Benny and Chris Anderson (son of F/S Beesley)with a big part of the engine cowling



generator of the port inner engine before and afther,cleaning by Thijs (nice one)

part of the serialnr JA695


Port-inner engine cowling with armor plate  after the first cleaning,see also a part of the serialnr on the cowling

More photo’s in the link!AnssVN3eXeKL3po

Thanks to Peter Whitfield (determination of Lanc. parts)



Benny Ceulaers

Category(s): RAF Recovery

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