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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Avro Lancaster UL-W2 PD309 recovery

LancasterA few months ago, parts of the Lancaster PD309 were recovered in Belgium.

As for many projects of this kind, the interest was great.

Find hereafter Video's and information about this operation

Lancaster PD309 Information on lostbombers.co.uk






This lancaster ,flown by F/O Clarence Roy Pegg of B Flight 576 Sqn took of from RAF Fiskerton, 5 miles East of Lincoln
at 17- 45 pm on the evenung of the 16th January 1945 to Bomb the German petro-chemical plant at Zietz troglitz in central germany.
After succsesfully dropping its Bombs on the target, the lancaster now damaged and on 3 engines made its way back over Germany.
The Lancaster had futher engine trouble, leaving only 2 engines working.At this point the crew decided to head south to the allied lines near Brussels, against attempting a North Sea crossing.
Near Brussels the lancaster, now down to 3,000 ft lost a 3rd engine and the crew baled out.
The lancaster crashed in a farmers Field.
Recovery was by a group of Belgium enthusiasts led by Nicolas Clinaz.