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103 Squadron Bomber Command Losses Index

1943 only.

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1943

09-Jan-43 – Essen – Lancaster – ED384 – Sgt RH Morris – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near Maasbree, Germany.

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13-Jan-43 – Essen – Lancaster – W4338 – F/S BE Atwood RCAF – FTR - Flak victim. Crashed near Krefeld. Germany. 12 Sqn crew.

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21-Jan-43- Essen – Lancaster – W4335 – Sgt EV Laing RAAF – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near Enschede, Netherlands.

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21-Jan-43 – Essen – Lancaster – W4340 – P/O EH Burgess – FTR - Lost without trace.

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14-Feb-43 – Milan – Lancaster – W4362 – S/L WH Powdrell – FTR - Hit by incendiary bombs. Instrument panel destroyed. Abandoned over the target.

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16-Feb-43 – Lorient – Lancaster – ED380 – P/O JCH Young RAAF – FTR - Crashed in the target area.

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27-Feb-43 – Training – Lancaster - W4857 – F/L RN Stubbs – Crashed in grounds of Elsham Hall.

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26-Feb-43 – Cologne – Lancaster – W4336 – Sgt FSC Cook – FTR - Crashed in Germany.

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01-Mar-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – W4361 – F/S WF Austin – FTR - Lost without trace.

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01-Mar-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – W4880 – F/L GW Stanhope – FTR - Crashed at Bookhorn near Bremen, Germany.

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03-Mar-43 – Hamburg – Lancaster – W4788 – Sgt A Greig - FTR - Crashed at Hohenaspe, Germany.

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04-Mar-43 – Training – Lancaster – W4333 – F/O N Kujundzic – Crashed near Peterborough.

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09-Mar-43 – Munich – Lancaster – W4860 – F/S JV Roper – FTR - Crashed near Lavannes, France.

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12-Mar-43 – Essen – Lancaster – ED419 – F/O HW Dugard – FTR - Crashed at Grosse Reken, Germany.

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01-Apr-43 – Emmerich – Lancaster – ED626 – S/L C O'Donoghue - FTR - Day fighter victim. Crashed at Hulsthorst, Netherlands.

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09-Apr-43 – Duisburg – Lancaster – ED724 – F/L KG Bickers - Crash landed on return. - Combat. Rear gunner killed. Turret set on fire. Hydraulics, WT, RT, Gee, ASI Trimmers U/S. Petrol tank holed. Crash landed at Bodney.

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13-Apr-43 - La Spezia – Lancaster – W4318 – Sgt JS Stoneman - Ditched on return - Hit by flak twice. Ditched in Channel 50 miles off Falmouth due to shortage of fuel. Rescued.

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13-Apr-43 - La Spezia – Lancaster – W4828 – F/L EC Lee-Brown - FTR - Crashed near Le Mans, France.

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16-Apr-43 – Pilsen – Lancaster – W4848 – P/O JOB Mooney RNZAF – FTR - Crashed near Ludwigshafen, Germany.

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20-Apr-43 – Stettin – Lancaster – ED614 – P/O GM Pettigrew – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Vester Vedsted, Denmark.

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28-Apr-43 - Gulf of Danzig – Lancaster – ED733 – Sgt AD Nicholson – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Jordrup, Denmark

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11-Jun-43 – Dusseldorf – Lancaster – ED914 – Sgt PJ Scholes – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Heeten, Netherlands.

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12-Jun-43 – Bochum – Lancaster – ED916 – P/O GDJ King – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Nieuweroord, Netherlands.

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14-Jun-43 – Oberhausen – Lancaster – ED396 – Sgt G Whitehead – FTR - Crashed at Duisburg-Ruhort, Germany.

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14-Jun-43 – Oberhausen – Lancaster – ED612 – F/L AM Brown - FTR - Crashed near Munchengladbach, Germany.

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16-Jun-43 – Cologne – Lancaster – ED945 – P/O KI Dexter – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near Boxtel, Netherlands.

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16-Jun-43 – Cologne – Lancaster – W4901 – Sgt RG Winchester – FTR - Flak/Fighter victim. Crashed near Middelgaal, Netherlands.

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22-Jun-43 – Mulheim – Lancaster – ED773 – F/L AE Spurr RCAF – FTR - Crashed near Dunkirk, France.

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25-Jun-43 – Gelsenkirchen – Lancaster – ED528 – F/S AE Egan – FTR - Crashed at Bechtrup, Germany.

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25-Jun-43 – Gelsenkirchen – Lancaster – W4827 – F/O AH Langille RCAF – FTR - Crashed at Nieuw Vennep, Netherlands.

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03-Jul-43 – Cologne – Lancaster – JA672 – F/O DC Bradshaw – FTR - Lost without trace.

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03-Jul-43 – Cologne – Lancaster – W5012 – F/O LP Oldham – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed between Gesves and Assesse. Belgium.

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06-Jul-43 - Gironde River – Lancaster – W4363 – F/S DLS Barr RAAF - FTR - Lost without trace.

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12-Jul-43 – Turin – Lancaster – ED769 – F/S HR Graham RCAF – FTR - Lost without trace.

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24-Jul-43 – Hamburg – Lancaster – ED389 – W/O GEB Hardman – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed into the North Sea.

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24-Jul-43 – Hamburg – Lancaster – ED878 – W/O FF O'Hanlon - FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed in sea West of the Frisian Islands, Netherlands.

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24-Jul-43 – Hamburg – Lancaster – JA866 – F/S RA Moore – FTR - Lost without trace.

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25-Jul-43 – Essen – Lancaster – ED884 – F/L HF Ewer RCAF – FTR - Crashed at Borbeck, Germany.

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25-Jul-43 – Essen – Lancaster – JA855 – S/L GR Carpenter – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Elsendorp, Netherlands.

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02-Aug-43 – Hamburg – Lancaster – ED922 – W/O R Dash – FTR - Crashed into the Elbe, off Herrenfeld, Germany.

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02-Aug-43 – Hamburg – Lancaster – ED645 – W/O JS Stoneman - FTR - Crashed S of Harburg, Germany.

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09-Aug-43 – Mannheim – Lancaster – ED882 – P/O CM Brown – FTR - Crashed in Germany.

 

17-Aug-43 – Peenemunde – Lancaster – ED725 – P/O PJ O'Donnell – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near Flensburg, Germany.

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22-Aug-43 – Leverkusen – Lancaster – ED701 – W/O K Breckon – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near the castle at Heusden, Germany.

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23-Aug-43 – Ground Explosion – Lancaster - ED767 – Destroyed in accidental explosion on airfield at Elsham Wolds.

This was an accidental explosion on the ground at Elsham Wolds and is covered on the RAF Elsham Wolds website here.

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27-Aug-43 – Nuremberg – Lancaster – W4364 – W/O CW Annis – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Durnbach, Germany.

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31-Aug-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – ED646 – F/O DWA Philip – FTR - Lost without trace.

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05-Sep-43 – Mannheim – Lancaster – ED751 – W/O RB Cant – FTR - Flak victim. Abandoned over E France.

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05-Sep-43 – Mannheim – Lancaster – LM343 – F/S JE Nelson – FTR - Became hopelessly lost in bad weather and abandoned near Cherbourg, France.

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08-Sep-43 – Air Test – Lancaster – JB153 – F/S AW Buxton – Crashed at Wymeswold.

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23-Sep-43 – Mannheim – Lancaster – JB152 – F/L DW Finlay – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near target area.

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27-Sep-43 – Hanover – Lancaster – DV221 – S/L JH Kennard – FTR - Crashed at Mahlerten, Germany.

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03-Oct-43 – Air Test – Lancaster – JB346 – Sgt EJ Andrews – Crashed at Elsham Wolds.

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18-Oct-43 – Hanover – Lancaster – JB147 – W/O DH Loop – FTR - Crashed in the northern outskirts of Hanover, Germany.

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18-Oct-43 – Hanover – Lancaster – JB279 – P/O LJ Hinton RAAF – FTR - Collision with another Lancaster. Crashed near Neinburg, Germany.

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18-Oct-43 – Hanover – Lancaster – JB349 – W/O R Stevens – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near Hildesheim, Germany.

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20-Oct-43 – Leipzig – Lancaster – ED881 – W/O AH Pargeter RNZAF – FTR - Lost without trace.

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22-Oct-43 – Kassel – Lancaster – JB276 – S/L CSF Wood – FTR - Crashed at Wetschen. Germany.

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22-Oct-43 – Kassel – Lancaster – JB376 – W/O JTC Rhodes – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed near Holzhausen, Germany.

 

22-Oct-43 – Kassel – Lancaster – LM314 – P/O KR Lee – FTR - Crashed at Rischenau, Germany.

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23-Nov-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB528 – F/O JD Johnston – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Grebs, Germany.

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26-Nov-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB350 – F/O AJ Sumner  - FTR - Probably crashed near target.

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26-Nov-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB458 – Sgt ES Siddall – FTR - Crashed near Altenstadt, Germany.

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26-Nov-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB527 – F/O REV Pugh – FTR - Flak victim. Crashed at Ahrensfelde, Germany.

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26-Nov-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – ED417 – F/O RW Brevitt - Collision on return. Diverted to Middleton St George. Bad visibility at base. Collided in the air with Halifax JN966 of 428 Sq.

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02-Dec-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB400 – F/L CP Ready – FTR - Crashed in the target area.

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02-Dec-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB401 – F/L FJ Hopps – FTR - Crashed in the target area.

 

02-Dec-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB403 – W/O JE Bellamy – FTR - Crashed in the target area.

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16-Dec-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB658 – W/O H Campbell RAAF – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed edge Teufelssee lake at Berlin-Grunewald, Germany.

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16-Dec-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB670 – F/S V Richter - Collision on departure. Collided with LM332 of 576 Sqn soon after take off and crashed at Ulceby.

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20-Dec-43 – Frankfurt – Lancaster – JB454 – F/S HS Rathbone – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Kalbach between Fulda and Steinau

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23-Dec-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB730 – F/S M McMahon RAAF – FTR - Crashed at Obosair, Germany.

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29-Dec-43 – Berlin – Lancaster – JB487 – W/O LJ Grigg – FTR - Flak victim. Crashed Mettingen, Germany.

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