Lancaster III PB180 crashed the in Baltic Sea 27/8 1944.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 7 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded MG-G.
T/O 20:03 Oakington. OP: Kiel.
PB180 was lost over the Baltic Sea.
The body of Flt. Engr. F/Sgt Albert K. Wooliscroft was found washed ashore at
Fælledskov Rev on the island of Sjælland on 15/9 and was laid to rest in
Lyderslev cemetery on 18/9 1944.
Pilot F/Lt William B. Smaill DFC was found on the south coast of Sweden and was
laid to rest in Malmö Eastern Municipal Cemetery.
Today Bomb aimer P/O William S. Baxter RAAF and W/Op P/O James F. Butson rest in
Kiel War Cemetery while Navigator P/O David R. Fisher RAAF, Mid upper gunner F/S
Norman Twell and Tail gunner F/S Marcus G. Godfray DFM have no known graves and
are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources: FAF, BCL, CWGC.
26/27 August 1944
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Lancaster I ME650 crashed at Sønder Grene near
Skarrild 27/8 1944
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