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F/O Harry W Johnson RCAF and crew – 103 Squadron – RAF Elsham Wolds – 1944

Failed to Return – 6/7th December 1944 – Avro Lancaster III – NG276– Op Leuna

103 Squadron Johnson

Harry Johnson ( Pictured above ) and his crew were posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds from No1 Lancaster Finishing School on the 18th November 1944. They were lost on their 2nd operation. See below:-

04-Dec-44 – Karlsruhe – Lancaster – ME698 – F/O H W Johnson RCAF

06-Dec-44 – Leuna – Lancaster – NG276 – F/O HW Johnson RCAF – FTR - Flak victim. Crashed Near Merseburg, Germany.

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F/O Harry William Johnson RCAF – Pilot – 23 – 103 Sqn - Son of Henry Wiege Johnson and Pauline K. Johnson; husband of Grace Johnson, of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada - Berlin 39-45 War Cemetery, Germany.

Sgt Raymond Victor Wakefield RAFVR – Flight Engineer - 20 – 103 Sqn - Son of William Henry and Victoria May Wakefield of Walthamstow, Essex - Berlin 39-45 War Cemetery, Germany.

F/O John Parrington Brooksbank RAFVR – Air Bomber - 27 – 103 Sqn - Son of James Wilfred and Margaret Burton Brooksbank; husband of Dorothy May Brooksbank, of Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire - Berlin 39-45 War Cemetery, Germany.

Sgt Frederick Graham Fisher RAFVR – Navigator - 21 – 103 Sqn - Son of Frederick Charles and Margaret Kathleen Fisher of Englefield, Berkshire - Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.

Sgt William Snowden RAFVR – Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - 20 – 103 Sqn - Son of Robert and Joan Bateman Snowden of Selkirk - Berlin 39-45 War Cemetery, Germany.

Sgt Stanley Anthony Westcott RAFVR – Air Gunner - 103 Sqn - Runnymede Memorial

Sgt Eric Stephen Pattison RAFVR – Air Gunner - 21 - 103 Sqn - Son of Robert and Ernestina Pattison of Catford, London - Berlin 39-45 War Cemetery, Germany.

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06-Dec-44 – Leuna

Details of this attack can be found in the Leuna Attack 6/7th December 1944 Article

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Lancaster – NG276

This machine was lost on its 7th operation. See below :-

16-Nov-44 – Duren – Lancaster – NG276 – F/O FG Durrant RCAF

18-Nov-44 - Wanne Eikel – Lancaster – NG276 – P/O CS Hart RAAF - Bad weather at base. Diverted

21-Nov-44 – Aschenaffenburg – Lancaster – NG276 – F/O SL Saxe RCAF

27-Nov-44 – Freiburg – Lancaster – NG276 – F/O T MacLetchie

29-Nov-44 – Dortmund – Lancaster – NG276 – F/O FG Durrant RCAF

04-Dec-44 - Urft – Lancaster – NG276 – F/O FG Durrant RCAF

06-Dec-44 – Leuna – Lancaster – NG276 – F/O HW Johnson RCAF – FTR - Flak victim. Crashed Near Merseburg, Germany.

Item compiled by David Fell

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