British Lancaster bombers of No 50 Squadron RAF flying in loose formation over Lincolnshire, England, UK, 23 Jul 1943

Caption   British Lancaster bombers of No 50 Squadron RAF flying in loose formation over Lincolnshire, England, UK, 23 Jul 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   4700-16 CH 10715
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Lancaster   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 23 Jul 1943
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 31 Oct 2008
Licensing  Crown Copyright / Public Domain. According to the Crown Copyright laws of the United Kingdom, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.

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1. Mary Allen says:
10 Nov 2008 02:27:44 PM

My Father Denis R. Allen was the navigator of Lancaster LM210 from 50th Sq. He and the crew were KIA in Air Op 28/29th July 1944. Are there any existing photographs of the plane?

Thank you,

Mary Allen.
2. Pam says:
1 Jul 2009 11:09:03 AM

I have a very good photo of #50 squadron RAF with the Lancaster behind them.
3. John Horn says:
24 Jul 2009 08:39:47 AM

My father, Claude A Horn flew with the RAF 50th Squadron during WW11 as a the wireless operator flying on the Lancaster.

ITV made a documentory for television titled " If we don't come back have a drink on us!" which aired back in the late 60"s. My father and his crew members were the story line behind the documentory.
4. tomkiss says:
3 Jan 2010 06:41:16 AM

found the crashplace of the PD294 .

5. Mary Allen says:
27 Feb 2011 02:44:13 PM

Pam, is it a picture of 50th Squadron's LM210?

Mary Allen
6. Mary Allen says:
27 Feb 2011 02:47:24 PM

John, I don't think our fathers flew on the same plane, but were in the same squadron. Do you know how I could get hold of one of the doumentaries?

Mary Allen
7. peter king says:
19 Jul 2012 09:49:36 PM

my mothers husband had a uncle in 50th tailgun charlie,the lancaster has been a love of mine
8. Evan William says:
16 Dec 2012 08:28:48 PM

My grandfather, Sidney Williams was a Warrant Officer in Bomber Command, and also flew with the RAF's 50th Squadron Lancasters.
Id LOVE to get any information i can about them (photos, bios, documents, movies, whatever). If you have anythin, please email at
9. Heather says:
24 Mar 2013 09:12:22 AM

I am looking for information about Flying Officer Henry Mordue who was shot down on a mission over France on the 30th September 1943. He was from South Shields.
Many thanks
10. ian wilson says:
24 Apr 2013 05:43:15 AM

Harry Mordue was a friend of my parents. His mother and father ran the Sea Hotel in South Shields. Incidentally I have photographs and a little more info about him if needed
11. Keith Hildred says:
15 Jan 2015 11:09:33 AM

I am trying to find a photo or photographs of Aircraft ME578 VN-K Lancaster 1 of 50 squadron and maybe pictures of the crew.
Pilot was P/O R C Thornton lost in action 22/23rd March 1944 Ops Frankfurt.
12. Keith Hildred says:
13 Feb 2015 02:24:17 PM

I am trying to find any pictures of 115259 Flying Officer William Henry Hoggard lost in Acton 26/1/43 or pictures of his aircraft Spitfire EE632 flying with A Flight,130 (Punjab)squadron R.A.F Perranporth.
13. Doug Smith says:
13 Feb 2017 02:08:02 PM

Hi. my uncle Lloyd Peters was a pilot on a Langcaster Bomber call letters VN-D and was shot down but survived and was wondering if their was photos of more 50th squadron

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