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.
For further information, please view the Aircraft Crash Research file below.
Information supplied by Mr Steve Culliford, nephew of Tail Gunner George Frederick Roberts.