Lancaster ND929 (08/05/1944)

Lancaster ND929 was one of fourteen No. 35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack Haine-St-Pierre on the night of the 8th / 9th May 1944.

Its seven-man crew comprised:

  • John Forde (Pilot)
  • John Henry Rollins (Navigator)
  • Herbert William Warner (Air Bomber)
  • Donald Carruthers (Wireless Operator)
  • Victor Arthur Roe (Air Gunner)
  • William Thomas Quirke (Air Gunner)
  • Douglas Aubrey Cole (Flight Engineer)

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows: “Aircraft attacked by JU88 and had to corkscrew; this made aircraft late and had to do a dummy run”


AM Form 78

The AM Form 78 shows that the aircraft was classified as Cat AC ROS on 9th May 1944. It was repaired and returned to the squadron on 27th May 1944

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