CREW
Pilot: P/O Valentine Baker, 149084, 20 years old
Killed, Durnbach War Cemetery
Flight Engineer: Sgt  William Johnson Vaughan, 562967, 32 years old
Killed, Durnbach War Cemetery
Navigator: P/O Cyrus Wilfred Webb, RCAF, J17776, 23 years old
Killed, Durnbach War Cemetery
Bomb Aimer: Sgt Andrew Davie, 1349734, 29 years old
Killed, Durnbach War Cemetery
W/Op: Sgt John Hamlyn Richards, 1211347, 21 years old
Killed, Durnbach War Cemetery
Mid-Upper Gunner: Sgt M Edwards, RCAF,
PoW
Rear Gunner: Sgt G Lowden
PoW

 

LANCASTER – ED939-M
Shot down on Nuremburg operation 11 August 1943

From the ORB
10.8.43        18 aircraft detailed for tonight’s operations.  Only 17 aircraft took off owing to a gunner in F/O de Wesselow’s crew refusing to fly because of domestic troubles.  The raid was against Nuremburg.  Only moderate flak which seemed ineffective was encountered.  Searchlights could not penetrate cloud which covered target area.  Visibility above cloud was good.  Two crews F/L Covington DFC  and P/O Baker are missing from this operation.  No news of them having been received since aircraft left base.  Lancaster JA715 P/O Brown was rendered CAT A.C. due to enemy flak.  The raid started off widely scattered.  Some markers believed to have fallen in the town and bombs were seen bursting in built up area.  12 aircraft were backers up and 5 nom-markers.

ED939M  P/O L.Baker, Sgt W.Vaughan, P/O G.W.Webb, Sgts A.Davie, J.Richards, M.Edwards, G.Lowden.  Bomb load as P/O Brown – aircraft and crew missing.

According to “Bomber Command Losses”, Sgt Vaughan’s service number shows that he was an ex-Halton apprentice circa 1926.