Crash of Lancaster Bomber

On the 4th/5th January 1943, Lancaster bomber W4796 of 101 Squadron crashed killing all 7 crew members.  They have no known graves.

Flight Lieutenant  John D Brodie, who is commemorated on the War Memorial in Strathbrock Church, was one of the crew on the fateful flight.


Five of the crew were photographed  when they were flying a Wellington:

Below is a short newspaper article which must have been published shortly after the Lancaster went missing. It gives details about the parents of John D Brodie.

newspaper article
For further information, please view the Aircraft Crash Research file below.

crash report

Information supplied by Mr Steve Culliford, nephew of Tail Gunner George Frederick Roberts.

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