Mid-air collision Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III ED714,
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Date:Wednesday 14 April 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:12 Sqn RAF
Registration: ED714
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Saint-Mars-d'Outille, Loire -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Wickenby
Destination airport:
Bombing mission to Italy. Mid air collision with 103 Sqn Lancaster I W4828. Both complete crews perished in the accident.

Pilot : Sergeant Wilfred Ernest Fuller Clark RAFVR 1385841 [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Frank Gordon Sayers RAF 814160 [Killed]
Navigator : Flying Officer Edward Frank Dynarski RCAF J/21817 [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Sergeant James Lawrence Anthony Mulligan RAFVR 1455851 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant Charles Norris Clay RAFVR 1379629 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Flight Sergeant Edward Henry Bakeman RCAF R/141597 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Flight Sergeant Ernest Arthur Applegate RCAF R/103626 [Killed]


Personnel files of the RCAF crew members contain the official loss report, loss investigation and post war grave registrations.
12 Sqn records from The National Archives UK
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

13-Apr-2024 06:37 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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