Lancaster LL902

EM-A of 207 Squadron RAF

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FO. Michael John Headley Cooke

PO Howard Bruce Boddy

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This is a photo of Lancaster LL902,  EM-A of 207 squadron. The crew in front of it are not the crew on this web site that died when it was crashed.

 

Lancaster EM-A, LL902 which following a bombing operation to Lutzkendorf, crashed when it flew into the ground because of heavy fog whilst landing at Little Rissington in Gloucester after being diverted. Six crew died in the crash and the seventh the following day in hospital.

Lancaster LL902 flew more air operations with 207 Squadron than any other Lancaster.

 

The crew members were:

FO. Michael John Headley Cooke RAF(VR) 182730 - pilot

 

PO. Howard Bruce Boddy RCAF J/93435 - Navigator

 

PO. Ronald Fairclough RAF(VR) 191841 - Flight Engineer

 

F/Sgt. Reginald George Andrew Breach RAF(VR) 1324079 - Wireless Operator

 

F/Sgt. Frank Ronald Stead RAF(VR) 1147965 - Air Gunner

 

F/Sgt. Joseph William Laing RAF(VR) 1532375 - Air Gunner

 

PO. John D'Arcy RAF(VR) 196262 - Air Gunner