Lancaster NG436 (16/01/1945)

Lancaster NG436 was one of seven No. 35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack Magdeburg on the night of 16th / 17th January 1945

Its eight-man crew comprised:

  • Jack Alfred Murrell (Pilot)
  • John Roderick O’Donnell (Navigator)
  • Albert Sidney Cubberley (Air Bomber)
  • Joseph Omer Dumas (Set Operator)
  • Thomas Ogden (Wireless Operator)
  • Jack Norman Oliver (Air Gunner)
  • James Johnston Black (Air Gunner)
  • William Reginald Eady (Flight Engineer)

The squadron’s Operations Record Book has no details of the incident but the AM Form 1180 (Accident Card) shows “aircraft struck by incendiaries from friendly aircraft; successful landing subsequently made”


AM Form 78

The movement card shows that the aircraft was classified as Cat FB/AC; it was repaired and returned to the squadron on 10th February 1945