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MASON, RICHARD

Aircraft Information
Aircraft Lancaster III
Serial Number EE177
Markings GT-
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country France
Burial/Memorial Place Amiens (St. Pierre) Cemetery
Grave Reference Plot 1. Row D. Coll. grave 11-13.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 205
Enlistment information
Service Number 1802311
Service Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group 8
Squadron 156
Trade Air Bomber
Country of origin if different United Kingdom
Last Operation information
Start Date 27-Aug-1943
End Date 28-Aug-1943
Takeoff Station Warboys
Day/Night raid Night
Operation Nuremberg. 674 aircraft, 33 losses (4.9%). H2S marking was used and, given the difficulties experiences with Oboe equipment in recent raids, the crews were ordered to drop a 1000lb bomb on Heilbronn using the equipment to check its functionality. Nuremberg was clear and PFF marking was accurate but significant creepback set in and PFF were unable to correct it because, once again, they had difficulties with their H2S sets. Many of the bombs fell in open countryside SSW of the city. 65 people were killed on the ground.
Reason for Loss Crashed at Raincheval, France