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WATTS, LAURENCE

Aircraft Information
Aircraft Lancaster III
Serial Number LM658
Markings HW-W
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country Netherlands
Burial/Memorial Place Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery
Grave Reference Row B. Grave 1.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 1
Panel Number 112
Enlistment information
Service Number 1316752
Service Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group 1
Squadron 100
Trade Wireless Operator
Country of origin if different United Kingdom
Last Operation information
Start Date 12-Aug-1944
End Date 13-Aug-1944
Takeoff Station Grimsby
Day/Night raid Night
Operation Braunschweig
Reason for Loss Lost navigation aids outbound but continued. Hit by flak three times during and after the bombing run and eventually set on fire. Then attacked twice by a night fighter before the pilot ordered the crew to bale out