Lancaster ND697 (24/03/1994)

Lancaster ND697 was one of fourteen No. 35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack Berlin on the night of 24th / 25th March 1944

Its seven-man crew comprised:

  • Edward John Chidgey (Pilot)
  • Brian Arnold Stoker (Navigator)
  • Kaare Stenwig (Air Bomber)
  • Thomas Henry Warren (Wireless Operator)
  • FW Hall (Air Gunner)
  • James Mursell Colledge (Air Gunner)
  • Frederick Ronald Harmsworth-Smith (Flight Engineer)

There is no information about the incident in the squadron’s Operations Record Book, but the AM Form 1180 (Accident Card) shows “incendiary from aircraft above damaged starboard mainplane” (Incident happened over target)


AM Form 78

The AM Form 78 (Movement Card) shows that the aircraft was sent for repair on 25th March 1944; it was returned to the squadron on 7th April 1944