On Wednesday, 26 April 1944, (a part of) the aircraft of the 83 squadron (RAF), took off for a mission to Schweinfurt in Germany from a station (airfield) in or near Coningsby.
One of the crew members was Flight Lieutenant E Mirfin. He departed for his mission at 21:35.
Photo: Mirfin (source)
He flew with a Avro Lancaster (type III, with serial JA928 and code OL-W). His mission and of the other crew members was planned for Thursday, 27 April 1944.
Thanks to Adrian Mirfin
Ft/L E Mirfin - pilot
W.O. Whitehouse - Navigator
F.O. Chadwick - Wireless Op
Incident: Aircraft crashed at Lignerolles after being brought down by a German night fighter. Four airmen were killed. Three others parachuted to safety and were picked by the Maquis Group RENE but were captured on their escape route and taken prisoner. They were F. Sgt. J. Pinkney, Flying Off. F. Chadwick and F. Sgt. R. L. Griffiths
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