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R5685

Avro 683 Lancaster I

Built by:

Avro, Manchester

Contract:

B.69274/40

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R5685

Works Order:

7671

Delivered:

1942-06-22

Struck off:

1943-10-10

Scrapped

Fate:

Memorial:
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Story

Originally allocated to 97 Sqn, but moved to 50 Sqn 2 days later. Transferred to 44 Sqn and then 50 sqn, and 460 Sqn on 7th Jan 43. Moved to 1667 HCU in July 43 and suffered Cat E damage on 30th Sep 43. Struck off later.

Last Flight Details (if lost)

Home Base:

Mission:

Squadron:

Role

Rank

Name

Service No.

Service

Fate

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Missions Flown
Click on date to see op details

Memorial

Serial
Date
Sqn
Code
Base
Mission
T/O
Land
R5685
1942-07-26
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Hamburg
2246
0355
R5685
1942-07-29
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Saarbrucken
2341
0433
R5685
1942-08-01
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Dusseldorf
0058
0513
R5685
1942-08-09
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Osnabruck
0031
0425
R5685
1942-08-10
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Gardening (Silverthorn)
2206
0436
R5685
1942-08-17
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Osnabruck
2135
0209
R5685
1942-08-24
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Frankfurt
2111
0225
R5685
1942-08-27
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Kassel
2054
0222
R5685
1942-08-28
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Nurenburg
2118
0430
R5685
1942-09-10
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Dusseldorf
2029
0107
R5685
1942-09-13
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Bremen
2312
0413
R5685
1942-09-14
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Wilhelmshaven
2005
0018
R5685
1942-09-18
50
VN
P
Swinderby
Gardening (Quince)
1913
0137
R5685
1942-10-22
50
VN
P
Skellingthorpe
Genoa
1735
0300
R5685
1942-11-07
50
VN
P
Skellingthorpe
Genoa
1747
0257
R5685
1942-11-13
50
VN
P
Skellingthorpe
Genoa
1824
0310
R5685
1942-11-20
50
VN
P
Skellingthorpe
Turin
1835
1956
R5685
1942-12-06
50
VN
P
Skellingthorpe
Gardening (Nectarine)
1736
2049
R5685
1942-12-14
50
VN
P
Skellingthorpe
Gardening (Nectarine)
1721
1850
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