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W4102
1942-10-05
Crashed
Aachen
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4103
1944-04-25
Served with 83 Sqn, 1668 HCU and 5 LFS.
W4104
1942-09-11
Missing
Dusseldorf
Initially allocated to 49 Sqn, but transferred to 83 Sqn 3 days later.
W4105
1942-08-25
Missing
Frankfurt
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4106
1943-04-05
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4107
1942-11-23
Crashed
Stuttgart
Served with 49 Sqn. On its last mission it was hit multiple times by flak. 4 crew bailed out. Pilot tried to carry on and thought he was over England, but crash landed on Sark in the Channel Islands.
W4108
1942-09-14
Bremen
Served with 97 Sqn and 1654 HCU.
W4109
1942-08-12
Missing
Mainz
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4110
1943-05-17
Pilsen
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4111
1942-09-11
Missing
Dusseldorf
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4112
1943-03-31
Served with 50 Sqn and 44 Sqn.
W4113
1947-07-08
Survived the war. Served with 49 Sqn, 156 Sqn, 1661 HCU, 5 LFS, 1668 HCU. Became 4969M.
W4114
1945-09-14
Survived the war. Served with A&AEE, 1654 HCU, 1660 HCU.
W4115
1947-01-15
Survived the war. Served with A&AEE, RAF Blyton, 1651 HCU.
W4116
1942-10-13
Missing
Wismar
Served with 49 Sqn.
W4117
1942-12-24
Served with 50 Sqn and 44 Sqn.
W4118
1943-02-05
Turin
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4119
1944-02-20
Served with 207 Sqn, 1661 Sqn, 50 Sqn.
W4120
1943-09-06
Served with 207 Sqn.
W4121
1942-10-31
Missing
Milan
Served with 207 Sqn. Lost on its first operation.
W4122
1946-11-08
Survived the war. Initially allocated to 9, 44 and 49 Sqn all on the same day! Served with 9 Sqn, 1661 HCU, 5 LFS.
W4123
1943-12-31
Served with 83 Sqn, PFF NTU, 576 Sqn.
W4124
1942-08-29
Missing
Kassel
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4125
1942-12-22
Missing
Munich
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4126
1942-12-18
Missing
Nienburg
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4127
1944-04-27
Served with 97 Sqn, 1660 HCU, 619 Sqn.
W4128
1945-02-09
Served with 1660 HCU and 10 School of Technical Training. Became 3609M.
W4129
1942-08-29
Missing
Kassel
Served with 207 Sqn.
W4130
1942-10-16
Missing
Cologne
Initially allocated to 207 Sqn but transferred 2 days later. Served with 57 Sqn.
W4131
1943-06-12
Served with 50 Sqn, 1660 HCU.
W4132
1944-02-17
Served with 9 Sqn, 1661 HCU, 1667 HCU, 103 Sqn, 1 LFS, 1656 HCU.
W4133
1943-08-20
Served with 9 Sqn.
W4134
1943-01-05
Essen
Served with 207 Sqn.
W4135
1943-01-28
Served with 50 Sqn, 44 Sqn, 97 Sqn.
W4136
1942-09-03
Karlsruhe
Initially allocated to 44 Sqn, but transferred 5 days later. Served with 61 Sqn.
W4137
1943-03-26
St Nazaire
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4138
1942-09-16
Essen
Initially allocated to 83 Sqn and 1654 HCU.
W4139
1942-08-29
Missing
Kassel
Initially allocated to 49 Sqn, but transferred to 97 Sqn 3 days later. Lost on its first mission.
W4140
1943-04-30
Duisburg
Served with 49 Sqn and 156 Sqn.
W4154
1947-01-15
Survived the war. Served with 50 Sqn, 44 Sqn, 100 Sqn, 1662 HCU, 1 LFS, 1667 HCU.
W4155
1942-12-18
Diepholz
Initially allocated to 61 Sqn, transferred to 50 Sqn the following day. Served with 9 Sqn.
W4156
1943-04-12
Duisburg
Initially allocated to 97 Sqn, transferred to 106 Sqn the following day.
W4157
1943-01-24
Berlin
Served with 9 Sqn.
W4158
1945-12-05
Survived the war. Served with 9 Sqn, 622 Sqn, 3 LFS, 1656 HCU.
W4159
1943-01-09
Duisburg
Served with 9 Sqn.
W4160
1942-09-05
Never allocated to a unit. Served its time with 39 MU.
W4161
Unknown
Initially allocated to 9 Sqn, transferred to 50 Sqn the following day. Served with 44 Sqn, 50 Sqn. Became 4451M.
W4162
1943-11-30
Served with 44 Sqn, 83 Sqn, PFF NTU, 460 Sqn.
W4163
1944-01-31
Served with 50 Sqn, 1667 HCU, 622 Sqn.
W4164
1945-04-20
Served with 207 Sqn, 9 Sqn, 1667 HCU, 1661 HCU. Became 4443M.
W4165
1942-11-10
Missing
Hamburg
Served with 207 Sqn, 57 Sqn.
W4166
1942-09-20
Munich
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4167
1943-03-02
Lorient
Served with 207 Sqn.
W4168
1942-12-17
Turin
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4169
1942-09-14
Missing
Bremen
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4170
1942-10-17
Missing
Cologne
Served with 97 Sqn.
W4171
1943-04-30
Duisburg
Served with 207 Sqn.
W4172
1943-03-14
Munich
Served with 207 Sqn.
W4173
1942-09-18
Essen
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4174
1946-09-27
Served with 207 Sqn, 1660 HCU, 15 Sqn, 622 Sqn, 15 Sqn, 75 Sqn, 1654 HCU.
W4175
1943-04-26
Berlin
Served with 97 Sqn.
W4176
1943-01-04
Minelaying
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4177
1942-09-19
Missing
Gardening (Deodars)
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4178
1942-09-17
Missing
Essen
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4179
1942-09-17
Missing
Essen
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4180
1942-11-10
Missing
Hamburg
Initially allocated to 207 Sqn but transferred 2 days later. Served with 44 Sqn.
W4181
Unknown
Initially allocated to 207 Sqn but transferred 2 days later. Served with 49 Sqn, 1660 HCU, 15 Sqn, LFS, 1651 HCU. Became 4915M.
W4182
1942-12-28
Duisburg
Initially allocated to 61 Sqn and 9 Sqn on the same day. Served with 9 Sqn. Collided with W4259 of 44 Sqn on its last mission.
W4183
1943-01-22
Served with 44 Sqn and 1661 HCU.
W4184
1942-09-20
Munich
Served with 9 Sqn.
W4185
1942-12-22
Munich
Served with 9 Sqn.
W4186
1942-09-18
Essen
Served with 9 Sqn.
W4187
1942-10-02
Missing
Wismar
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4188
1942-10-07
Missing
Osnabruck
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4189
1943-01-31
Hamburg
Initially allocated to 49 Sqn, transferred the next day. Served with 57 Sqn.
W4190
1943-09-01
Initially allocated to 49 Sqn, transferred the next day. Served with 57 Sqn, 1661 HCU
W4191
1942-12-23
Missing
Munich
Served with 207 Sqn.
W4192
1943-01-14
Essen
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4193
1947-01-15
Survived the war. Served with 83 Sqn, 1662 HCU, 1668 HCU.
W4194
1942-11-10
Hamburg
Served with 50 Sqn.
W4195
1942-10-17
Missing
Cologne
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4196
1943-03-31
Initially allocated to 57 Sqn. Transferred 2 days later. Served with 49 Sqn, 156 Sqn, 50 Sqn.
W4197
1947-01-15
Survived the war. Served with 9 Sqn, 97 Sqn, 1667 HCU.
W4198
1943-11-30
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4199
1943-04-05
Berlin
Served with 44 Sqn
W4200
1943-07-28
Served with 9 Sqn, 97 Sqn, 1656 HCU.
W4201
1943-03-24
Minelaying
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4230
1942-09-24
Wismar
Served with 9 Sqn.
W4231
1946-03-18
Survived the war. Served with 83 Sqn, 1662 HCU, 1667 HCU, 1662 HCU, 101 Sqn, 1 LFS, 1662 HCU, 1 LFS, 1651 HCU.
W4232
1944-07-24
Served with 57 Sqn, 1660 HCU, 50 Sqn, 5 LFS.
W4233
1942-10-14
Kiel
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4234
1942-12-22
Missing
Munich
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4235
1947-01-15
Survived the war. Served with 49 Sqn, 156 Sqn, PFF NTU, 9 Sqn.
W4236
1943-08-13
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4237
1942-09-30
Gardening
Served with 9 Sqn.
W4238
1942-10-03
Crashed
Krefeld
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4239
1942-11-16
Served with 9 Sqn and 97 Sqn.
W4240
1943-10-22
Served with 57 Sqn and 467 Sqn.
W4241
1945-09-20
Survived the war. Initially served with RAE. Then transferred to 1662 HCU, 1 LFS, 300 Sqn, 1 LFS, 1662 HCU, BCIS. Became 5287M.
W4242
1943-10-13
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4243
1947-06-18
Unknown.
W4244
1942-11-14
Gardening
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4245
1944-01-31
Served with 49 Sqn, 156 Sqn, PFF NTU, 576 Sqn.
W4246
1942-11-20
Gardening
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4247
1942-11-10
Missing
Hamburg
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4248
1945-11-07
Survived the war. Served with 9 Sqn, 460 Sqn, 1667 HCU, 622 Sqn, 3 LFS, 5 LFS.
W4249
1947-01-15
Survived the war. Served with 9 Sqn, 97 Sqn, 1661 HCU, 3 LFS.
W4250
1942-12-17
Crashed
Turin
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4251
1942-10-42
Missing
Milan
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4252
1943-04-08
Kiel
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4253
1944-11-04
Survived the war, served with 9 Sqn, 106 Sqn, 1661 HCU, 1654 HCU, 3 LFS, 1653 HCU. Became 4914M.
W4254
1943-04-25
Stettin
Served with 9 Sqn and 57 Sqn.
W4255
1942-12-18
Served with 97 Sqn and 1654 HCU.
W4256
1943-06-29
Served with 61 Sqn (no ops) and 106 Sqn.
W4257
1943-04-30
St. Nazaire
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4258
1944-06-06
Initially allocated to 57 Sqn. Transferred the following day. Served with 49 Sqn, 1661 HCU, 5 LFS.
W4259
1942-12-29
Crashed
Duisburg
Initially allocated to 57 Sqn. Transferred two days later. Served with 44 Sqn. Collided with a 9 Sqn aircraft (W4182) after take off on its last operation.
W4260
1943-09-13
Initially allocated to 67 Sqn. Transferred the following day. Served with 83 Sqn, 1654 HCU.
W4261
1943-01-15
Essen
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4262
1942-11-18
Crashed
Gardening
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4263
1945-05-45
Survived the war. Served with 1656 HCU, 460 Sqn, 625 Sqn, 1 LFS, 1667 HCU.
W4264
1945-07-07
Survived the war. Served with 1656 HCU, 1662 HCU, 1668 HCU. Became 5289M.
W4265
1942-11-08
Genoa
Initially allocated to 44 Sqn and 9 Sqn on the same day.
W4266
1942-12-18
Soltau
Served with 50 Sqn (may have been a little time with 44 Sqn in the middle)
W4267
1943-01-27
Served with 50 Sqn and 44 Sqn.
W4268
1944-02-18
Served with 44 Sqn, 1654 HCU, 622 Sqn.
W4269
1943-05-17
Duisburg
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4270
1943-02-28
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4271
1944-08-14
Served with 9 Sqn, 1661 HCU, 3 LFS.
W4272
1944-02-18
Served with 61 Sqn, 1654 HCU, 15 Sqn, 622 Sqn.
W4273
1942-12-01
Missing
Stuttgart
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4274
1943-01-05
Essen
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4275
1943-07-31
Served with 101 Sqn.
W4276
1943-10-23
Served with 101 Sqn and 207 Sqn.
W4277
1943-01-09
Minelaying
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4278
1942-10-27
Crashed
Genoa
Served with 97 Sqn. Crash landed at North Luffenham on its last operation.
W4279
1943-10-08
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4301
1943-10-09
Served with 61 Sqn and 460 Sqn.
W4302
1942-10-17
Missing
Cologne
Served with 106 Sqn.
W4303
1943-06-02
Served with 50 sqn and 1654 HCU.
W4304
1942-11-22
Missing
Stuttgart
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4305
1943-05-17
Pilsen
Served with 44 Sqn.
W4306
1942-10-31
Crashed
Milan
Served with 49 Sqn.
W4307
1942-11-10
Missing
Hamburg
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4308
1943-01-24
Dusseldorf
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4309
1944-10-18
Survived the war. Served with 101 Sqn, 1667 HCU, 1 LFS, 1664 HCU. Became 4904M
W4310
1943-04-30
Kiel
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4311
1943-06-30
Served with 101 Sqn.
W4312
1942-12-23
Crashed
Training
Served with 101 Sqn. Crashed on an air test in bad weather at Holme on Spalding Moor. No injuries.
W4313
1943-02-12
Wilhelmshaven
Served with 101 Sqn.
W4314
1943-09-14
Served with 49 Sqn, 156 Sqn, 1662 Sqn.
W4315
1944-01-02
Dusseldorf
Served with 50 Sqn, PFF NTU, 50 Sqn, 61 Sqn.
W4316
1943-06-13
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4317
1943-04-21
Pilsen
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4318
1943-03-19
Spezia
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4319
1942-12-23
Missing
Gardening
Served with 101 Sqn. Was shot down by our own Ack Ack when returning damaged from a Gardening operation and strayed north to Redcar when a Luftwaffe raid was happening.
W4320
1943-06-25
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4321
1943-01-17
Berlin
Served with 1656 HCU and 101 Sqn.
W4322
1943-03-31
Berlin
Served with 101 Sqn (and maybe 460 Sqn)
W4323
1943-09-10
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4324
1943-09-30
Served with 101 Sqn.
W4325
1943-04-30
Stettin
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4326
1942-11-16
Served with 101 Sqn.
W4327
1943-03-31
Berlin
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4328
1947-01-15
Survived the war. Served with 103 Sqn, 12 Sqn, 1656 HCU, 5 LFS.
W4329
1943-06-13
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4330
1943-04-30
Stettin
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4331
1943-04-30
Pilsen
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4332
1943-06-17
Served with 460 Sqn.
W4333
1943-04-09
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4334
1942-12-21
Missing
Duisburg
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4335
1943-01-24
Essen
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4336
1943-02-27
Cologne
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4337
1943-12-05
Served with 103 Sqn and 576 Sqn.
W4338
1943-01-24
Essen
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4339
1943-01-01
Frankfurt
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4340
1943-01-24
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4355
1944-03-19
Essen
Served with 97 Sqn, 1661 HCU, 15 Sqn.
W4356
1942-12-16
Served with 97 Sqn.
W4357
1943-10-26
Served with 61 Sqn.
W4358
1947-10-23
Survived the war. Served with 49 Sqn, 57 Sqn, 1661 HCU, 5 LFS, 1653 HCU. Became 4968M.
W4359
1943-01-13
Served with 57 Sqn??????
W4360
1942-11-23
Missing
Stuttgart
Served with 57 Sqn.
W4361
1943-03-04
Berlin
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4362
1943-02-18
Milan
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4363
1943-08-01
Served with 103 Sqn.
W4364
1943-08-30
Served with 103 Sqn. Known as "Willie" it was the first Lancaster to complete 50 operations.
W4365
1943-01-25
Essen
Served with 207 Sqn.
W4366
1943-05-18
Bochum
Served with 12 Sqn.
W4367
1943-06-29
Served with 50 Sqn and 106 Sqn.
W4368
1943-01-25
Berlin
Served with 12 Sqn.
W4369
1943-01-12
Crashed
Essen
Served with 12 Sqn.
W4370
1943-09-14
Served with 12 Sqn.
W4371
1943-01-21
Minelaying
Served with 12 Sqn.
W4372
1943-01-25
Berlin
Served with 12 Sqn.
W4373
1943-06-21
Served with 12 Sqn.
W4374
1943-06-23
Served with 12 Sqn.
W4375
1943-02-23
Wilhelmshaven
Served with 467 Sqn and 57 Sqn.
W4376
1945-01-11
Served with 467 Sqn, 57 Sqn, 103 Sqn, 166 Sqn, 300 Sqn, 1 LFS, 1667 HCU, 1662 HCU.
W4377
1943-06-26
Served with 467 Sqn and 57 Sqn.