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JOHNSON, NOEL

Aircraft Information
Aircraft Lancaster I
Serial Number R5754
Markings OL-X
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country United Kingdom
Burial/Memorial Place Runnymede Memorial
Grave Reference Panel 125.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 190
Enlistment information
Service Number 80238
Service Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group 3
Squadron 83
Trade Pilot
Country of origin if different Rhodesia
Miscellaneous information
He was a Rhodesian serving in the RAF
Fellow Servicemen
COLDWELL WF (F/O)
HARPER DH (Sgt)
McCULLAGH RD (F/S)
McFARLANE GB (Sgt)
PENNER AH (F/S)
STILL GT (Sgt)
Last Operation information
Start Date 29-Mar-1943
End Date 30-Mar-1943
Takeoff Station Wyton
Day/Night raid Night
Operation Berlin. 329 aircraft, 21 losses (6.4%). Poor weather conditions with significant icing problems. PFF marking was inaccurate and the main force arrived late and bombing was largely ineffective
Reason for Loss Last heard of on w/t at 2333 indicating that they were turning back due to severe weather conditions