20 Apr 1943

United Kingdom
  • The most famous of all Lancaster bombers, ED888, was delivered to No. 103 Squadron RAF at RAF Elsham Wolds in Elsham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. ED888, which served as M-Mother (later adapted to Mother-of them-all) would, by the time it was retired early in 1945, have set a record of 140 completed operations to its credit. ww2dbase [Lancaster | Elsham, England | AC]
22 Oct 1944

United Kingdom
  • Belgian Florent Victor Paul Van Rolleghem, a Lancaster bomber pilot with No. 103 Squadron RAF based at RAF Elsham Wolds in Elsham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) having flown 70 operations in 18 months and never once failing to bomb his target. ww2dbase [Elsham, England | AC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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