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kevncfc
Warrant Officer

United Kingdom
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Posted - 15/08/2018 :  16:08:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could anyone provide me with any info on the Lancaster TM0486 that came down at Kenninghall in 1943.
Any website links that may have info and photos of the Lancaster.
Thank you.

Jonny
Air Vice Marshall

United Kingdom
63 Posts

Posted - 20/09/2018 :  23:01:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevncfc,

I'm not sure where 'TM0486' comes from in this instance, but I note that it is used several times on the net. The Sqn ORB states this a/c as Lancaster III serial JA915 (coded 'GT-U'). There is a loss report at The National Archives at Kew under file ref AVIA 5/22/W1646. Unfortunately these are not digitised, so you will have to get someone to make a personal visit.

As you are probably aware, photos of 156 Sqn are notoriously hard to come by.

Rgds

Jonny
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JosephDi
Warrant Officer

United Kingdom
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Posted - 18/10/2018 :  06:41:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why are the 156 Sqn photo so hard to come by, Jonny? You'd think that people who have them would share them eagerly.
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Jonny
Air Vice Marshall

United Kingdom
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Posted - 22/10/2018 :  10:17:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure that it is a reluctance to share, it's more to do with the fact that private cameras were not generally allowed on stations during the war and, as such, the photos simply don't exist. Having said that, even when compared to other units, 156 Sqn appears to have been particularly ill served in this respect. Even the more generic pics of 'GT' coded aircraft are not available. Its most perplexing and rather disappointing.
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