Lancaster JB733

Lancaster JB733

103 Squadron


11-12 May 1944

When lost this aircraft had a total of 268 hours JB733 was one of two 103 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See: ND700 Airborne 2158 11May43 from Elsham wolds to bomb the rail yards. Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt Werner Baake of 1./Njg1) and crashed 0200 12may43 at Hallaar, some 24 km NE from the centre of Antwerpen. All were buried 15May44 at Antwerpen-Deure. They have been subsequently re-interred in Schoonselhof Cemetery. This crew, with the exception of Sgt Ramage, had been involved in a landing accident 27Mar44. See ND402. P/O R.Whitley KIA Sgt K.L.Ramage KIA WO2 J.A.Carter RCAF KIA F/S R.B.Webb KIA Sgt P.N.Crutchfield KIA Sgt J.W.Smith KIA Sgt K.M.Martin KIA ”

 Walk around oxygenbottle

Air Ministry Form 78

 special thanks to Steven Volkaerts

Steven donating a frame from JB733 to Elsham Wolds Museum

frame Elsham Wolds

Category(s): RAF Recovery

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