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No 9 Suadron of Bomber Command converted from the Wellington to the Lancaster in August 1942 W4964 was the seventieth Lanc to arrive on suadron in mid April 1943 She flew her first op on the 20th by which time No 9 had lost forty one of their Lancs to enemy action and another five had been transferred to other suadrons and lost by them No 9 would soon lose a further thirteen of the seventy All of the remaining eleven would be damaged repaired transferred to other suadrons or training units and lost to enemy action or crashes except for three which in some kind of retirement would last long enough to be scrapped after the warOnly one of the seventy achieved a century of ops or anything like it W4964 WS JAcross all suadrons and all the war the average life of a Lancaster was 2275 sorties but rather less for the front line suadrons going to Germany three and four times a week in 1943 and 44 which was when W4964 was flying her 107 sorties all with No 9 Suadron and all from RAF Bardney The first was Stettin Szczecin in modern Poland and thereafter she went wherever 9 Suadron went to Berlin the Ruhr and most of the big ops of the time such as Peenemnde and Hamburg She was given a special character as J Johnny Walker still going strong and on September 15 1944 skippered by Flight Lieutenant James Douglas Melrose her Tallboy special bomb was the only one to hit the battleship TirpitzDuring her career well over two hundred airmen flew in J None were killed while doing so but ninety six of them died in other aircraft This is their story and the story of one lucky Lancaster A sad but engrossin

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Luck of a Lancaster 107 Operations 244 Crew 103 Killed in ActionNo 9 Suadron of Bomber Command converted from the Wellington to the Lancaster in August 1942 W4964 was the seventieth Lanc to arrive on suadron in mid April 1943 She flew her first op on the 20th by which time No 9 had lost forty one of their Lancs to enemy action and another five had been transferred to other suadrons and lost by them No 9 would soon lose a further thirteen of the seventy All of the remaining eleven would be damaged repaired transferred to other suadrons or training units and lost to enemy action or crashes except for three which in some kind of retirement would last long enough to be scrapped after the warOnly one of the seventy achieved a century of ops or anything like it W4964 WS JAcross all suadrons and all the war the average life of a Lancaster was 2275 sorties but rather less for the front line suadrons going to Germany three and four times a week in 1943 and 44 which was when W4964 was flying her 107 sorties all with No 9 Suadron and all from RAF Bardney The first was Stettin Szczecin in modern Poland and thereafter she went wherever 9 Suadron went to Berlin the Ruhr and most of the big ops of the time such as Peenemnde and Hamburg She was given a special character as J Johnny Walker still going strong and on September 15 1944 skippered by Flight Lieutenant James Douglas Melrose her Tallboy special bomb was the only one to hit the battleship TirpitzDuring her career well over two hundred airmen flew in J None were killed while doing so but ninety six of them died in other aircraft This is their story and the story of one lucky Lancaster The sheer heroism o

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FREE EBOOK ✓ EPUB Luck of a Lancaster ä 107 Operations ☆ DCMDIRECT Í [Reading] ➿ Luck of a Lancaster: 107 Operations, 244 Crew, 103 Killed in Action By Gordon Thorburn – Dcmdirect.co.uk No 9 Suadron of Bomber Command converted from the Wellington to the Lancaster in August 1No 9 Suadron of Bomber Command converted from the Wellington to the Lancaster in August 1942 W4964 was the seventieth Lanc to arrive on suadron in mid April 1943 She flew her first op on the 20th by which time No 9 had lost forty one of their Lancs to enemy action and another five had been transferred to other suadrons and lost by them No 9 would soon lose a further thirteen of the seventy All of the remaining eleven would be damaged repaired transferred to other suadrons or training units and lost to enemy action or crashes except for three which in some kind of retirement would last long enough to be scrapped after the warOnly one of the seventy achieved a century of ops or anything like it W4964 WS JAcross all suadrons and all the war the average life of a Lancaster was 2275 sorties but rather less for the front line suadrons going to Germany three and four times a week in 1943 and 44 which was when W4964 was flying her 107 sorties all with No 9 Suadron and all from RAF Bardney The first was Stettin Szczecin in modern Poland and thereafter she went wherever 9 Suadron went to Berlin the Ruhr and most of the big ops of the time such as Peenemnde and Hamburg She was given a special character as J Johnny Walker still going strong and on September 15 1944 skippered by Flight Lieutenant James Douglas Melrose her Tallboy special bomb was the only one to hit the battleship TirpitzDuring her career well over two hundred airmen flew in J None were killed while doing so but ninety six of them died in other aircraft This is their story and the story of one lucky Lancaster Interesting story a