JB603

Avro 683 Lancaster III

Built by:

Avro, Manchester

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HW

E

JB603

Contract:

1807

Works Order:

Delivered:

1943-11-03

Struck off:

1945-01-12

Crashed

Fate:

Memorials:
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Story

Named "Take It Easy", she served with 100 Sqn and was one of the 35 Lancs to complete over 100 operations. She was lost on her 111th op. Many crew flew in her, and Roy Kurn was groundcrew for her for her whole operational life. See https://lancasterjb603.co.uk/ for more details on the aircraft and crews.

Last Flight Details (if lost)

Home Base:

Grimsby

Squadron:

100

Mission:

Hanover

Role

Pilot

Flt Eng

Nav

Bomb Aimer

WOp/AG

Air Gunner

Air Gunner

Rank

F/O

Sgt

F/S

F/S

P/O

Sgt

Sgt

Service No.

Name

Fate

Service

IBCC Link

R

AS

FS

AA

JMC

Barker

179071

Killed

RAFVR

Gordon

1825828

Killed

RAFVR

Elliott

1672286

Killed

RAFVR

Law

1621232

Killed

RAFVR

Wilson

410405

Killed

RAAF

E

BG

Gillen

2221440

Killed

RAFVR

Aldred

1492353

Killed

RAFVR

Missions Flown

Click on date to see crew and op details

Memorial

Serial
Date
Sqn
Code
Base
Mission
T/O
Land
JB603
1943-11-18
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1726
0111
JB603
1943-11-22
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1648
2307
JB603
1943-11-23
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1744
2332
JB603
1943-11-26
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1655
0055
JB603
1943-12-02
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1644
0037
JB603
1943-12-03
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Leipzig
0009
0758
JB603
1943-12-16
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1617
2334
JB603
1943-12-20
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Frankfurt
1708
2233
JB603
1943-12-23
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
2330
0739
JB603
1943-12-29
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1650
2314
JB603
1944-01-01
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
0022
0724
JB603
1944-01-21
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Magdeburg
2023
0018
JB603
1944-01-27
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1756
0210
JB603
1944-01-30
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1729
2344
JB603
1944-02-15
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1735
0005
JB603
1944-02-19
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Leipzig
2350
0710
JB603
1944-02-24
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Schweinfurt
1810
0210
JB603
1944-02-25
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Augsburg
2125
2359
JB603
1944-03-01
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Stuttgart
2330
0740
JB603
1944-03-15
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Stuttgart
1855
2205
JB603
1944-03-18
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Munich
1905
0100
JB603
1944-03-22
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Frankfurt
1915
0055
JB603
1944-03-24
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berlin
1900
0210
JB603
1944-03-26
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Essen
2015
0115
JB603
1944-03-30
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Nuremburg
2220
0545
JB603
1944-04-09
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Gardening (Gdynia)
2135
0555
JB603
1944-04-10
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Aulnoye
2330
0450
JB603
1944-04-11
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Aachen
2040
0045
JB603
1944-04-18
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Gardening (Baltic)
2105
0355
JB603
1944-04-20
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Cologne
2335
0359
JB603
1944-04-22
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Dusseldorf
2230
0309
JB603
1944-04-24
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Karlsruhe
2209
0432
JB603
1944-04-26
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Essen
2300
0310
JB603
1944-04-27
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Freidrichshaven
2200
0610
JB603
1944-05-03
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Mailly le Camp
2155
0320
JB603
1944-05-07
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Bruz
2140
0250
JB603
1944-05-09
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Merville
2155
0105
JB603
1944-05-10
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Dieppe
2235
0140
JB603
1944-05-21
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Duisburg
2245
0305
JB603
1944-05-22
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Dortmund
2240
0250
JB603
1944-05-24
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Aachen
2235
0105
JB603
1944-05-27
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Merville
2345
0323
JB603
1944-05-28
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Eu
2224
0200
JB603
1944-05-31
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Tergnier
0001
0421
JB603
1944-06-02
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Berneval
2335
0310
JB603
1944-06-05
100
HW
E
Grimsby
St Martin de Varreville
2135
0145
JB603
1944-06-06
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Vire
2155
0305
JB603
1944-06-07
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Foret de Cerisy
2320
0400
JB603
1944-06-10
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Acheres
2305
0400
JB603
1944-06-14
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Le Havre
2045
0015
JB603
1944-06-16
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Domleger
0015
0405
JB603
1944-07-07
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Caen
1950
2335
JB603
1944-07-12
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Tours
2130
0400
JB603
1944-07-14
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Revigny
2125
0500
JB603
1944-07-18
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Sannerville
0355
0740
JB603
1944-07-20
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Courtrai
0010
0310
JB603
1944-07-23
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Kiel
2305
0340
JB603
1944-07-25
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Coquereaux
0705
1050
JB603
1944-07-25
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Stuttgart
2130
0545
JB603
1944-07-28
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Stuttgart
2130
0535
JB603
1944-07-30
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Aiming Point "F"
0630
1030
JB603
1944-07-31
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Foret de Nieppe
2155
0055
JB603
1944-08-03
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Trossy St Maxim
1135
1600
JB603
1944-08-04
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Pauillac
1325
2125
JB603
1944-08-05
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Pauillac
1430
2245
JB603
1944-08-07
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Fontenoy le Marmion
2120
0125
JB603
1944-08-10
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Vincly
1030
1420
JB603
1944-08-11
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Douai
1340
1735
JB603
1944-08-14
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Falaise
1210
1600
JB603
1944-08-15
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Volkel Aerodrome
1020
1340
JB603
1944-08-16
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Stettin
2125
0520
JB603
1944-08-18
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Rieme
2220
0120
JB603
1944-08-25
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Russelsheim
2005
0440
JB603
1944-08-26
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Kiel
2015
0120
JB603
1944-08-29
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Stettin
2125
0545
JB603
1944-08-31
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Raimbert
1235
1545
JB603
1944-09-03
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Gilze Rijen Aerodrome
1610
2000
JB603
1944-09-05
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Le Havre
1615
1930
JB603
1944-09-06
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Le Havre
1715
2035
JB603
1944-09-08
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Le Havre
0710
1045
JB603
1944-09-10
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Le Havre
1650
2015
JB603
1944-09-12
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Frankfurt
1825
0130
JB603
1944-09-16
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Hopsten Aerodrome
2120
2155
JB603
1944-09-20
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Calais
1524
1921
JB603
1944-09-23
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Neuss
1850
0010
JB603
1944-09-25
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Calais
0735
1110
JB603
1944-09-26
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Cap Gris Nez
1030
1340
JB603
1944-09-27
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Calais
0830
1220
JB603
1944-10-05
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Saarbrucken
1845
0020
JB603
1944-10-07
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Emmerich
1210
1610
JB603
1944-10-14
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Duisburg
0025
0545
JB603
1944-10-14
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Duisburg
0650
1055
JB603
1944-10-19
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Stuttgart
1645
0000
JB603
1944-10-23
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Essen
1620
2150
JB603
1944-10-25
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Essen
1250
1735
JB603
1944-10-30
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Cologne
1735
2325
JB603
1944-10-31
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Cologne
1750
2305
JB603
1944-11-02
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Dusseldorf
1615
2130
JB603
1944-11-04
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Bochum
1745
2220
JB603
1944-11-06
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Gelsenkirchen
1155
1640
JB603
1944-11-09
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Wanne Eickel
0815
1300
JB603
1944-11-11
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Dortmund/Hoesch
1635
2125
JB603
1944-11-16
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Duren
1250
1800
JB603
1944-11-21
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Aschaffenburg
1540
2220
JB603
1944-11-27
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Freiburg
1610
2250
JB603
1944-11-29
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Dortmund
1210
1610
JB603
1944-12-03
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Urft Dam
0755
1220
JB603
1944-12-06
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Merseburg
1640
0040
JB603
1944-12-12
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Essen
1615
2200
JB603
1944-12-15
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Ludwigshaven
1440
2110
JB603
1944-12-17
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Ulm
1515
2300
JB603
1944-12-21
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Bonn
1455
2055
JB603
1944-12-24
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Cologne
1505
1545
JB603
1944-12-28
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Munchengladbach
1545
2120
JB603
1944-12-29
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Gelsenkirchen
1510
2115
JB603
1945-01-02
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Nuremburg
1520
2340
JB603
1945-01-05
100
HW
E
Grimsby
Hanover
1910
2300