Lancaster PB762 was being utilised for Operation Dodge on 17th August 1945
Its crew comprised:
- PGR Weeks (Pilot)
The AM Form 1180 shows: Pilot successfully landed aircraft on emergency landing ground at Istres (France) after engine failure in flight due to a coolant leak .
AM Form 1180
Engine ran rough and was feathered due to loss of coolant caused by loose header tank camp (presumed not firmly replaced on last inspection at Bari)