Lancaster PB307 (24/09/1944)

Lancaster PB307 was one of three No. 35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack targets in the Calais area on 24th September 1944 (Daylight Raid)

Its crew comprised:

  • Roy Patrick Roberts (Pilot)
  • John Francis Marshall (Navigator)
  • Allan John Vial (Air Bomber)
  • Albert Harrison (Wireless Operator)
  • Leslie Arthur Booth (Air Gunner)
  • Lloyd Dennis Nickel (Air Gunner)
  • Louis Donald Pope (Flight Engineer)

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “Run up to aiming point made under intense flak, during which the aircraft was seriously damaged”


AM Form 78

The AM For 78 (Movement Card) shows that the aircraft was classified as FB/B; it was subsequently struck off charge, although the card shows it was returned to AV Roe and was then reallocated to 1667 CU in February 1945

AM Form 1180

There isn’t an AM Form 1180 (Accident Card) held at the RAF Museum and, as such, it has not been possible to establish any more details