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Lancaster I R5741 crashed in the North Sea on 2/9-1942.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 97 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded OF-K.
T/O 23:46 Woodhall Spa. OP: Saarbrücken.
Apparently R5741 had technical problems and crashed into the North Sea.
Pilot F/S Rhys H. Morgan RCAF was found drifted ashore on the island of Fanø. He
was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 4/11-1942.
The body of Air Gunner Sgt F.P.Coaker was found near Thyborøn and was laid
to rest in Lemvig Churchyard on 17/11-1942.
crew members, consisting of Flt. Engr Sgt Alan McNeil, Navigator Sgt Albert
Byrom, Air Bomber F/S Raymond B. Walls RCAF, W/Op Sgt Leslie G. Jones and Air
Gnr. Sgt Alfred F. Priest have no known graves and are commemorated on the
Sources: CWGC, BCL, BL, UA.
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